Authors of the Southeast Project
Questions and Answers
The following Questions were submitted by the Fourth Grade Students at South Park Elementary School, Vicksburg, Mississippi
Allson E.: How does writing make you feel?
Dr. Houston: Writing is very hard work, but it is like playing sports. Working hard really feels good when you feel you have done a good job.
Thomas C. How old are you now?
Dr. Houston: I am really seven years old. I just walk around in a much older body.
Sam C. What is your favorite book that you've written?
Dr. Houston: MY GREAT AUNT ARIZONA--picture book, MOUNTAIN VALOR--novel
Callie G. What is your favorite book to read?
Dr. Houston: Any one of the books I am reading right now. I have so many favorites. .. . .
India S. How many books have you written that have "true"
people in them?
Dr. Houston: Of my 9 published books, all of them have real people I have known or heard about in them. Of my more than 30 unpublished manuscripts, even the imaginary people are based on people I have known or learned about.
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