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Melissa SweetDescribe your latest project.
My new book, Tupelo Rides the Rails, is about Tupelo, an abandoned dog, and her sock-toy Mr. Bones. She's in search of a home, and meets up with a pack of stray dogs and a train-riding hobo, Garbage Pail Tex.
Mrs. Blockburger, and I'm not making up her name. She encouraged me to draw, and she gave all of us in her 3rd grade class a golden book for Christmas. Mine was The Princess and the Pea, a fitting choice. I worried for years she would become broke and destitute buying books for all her students.
Offer a favorite sentence or passage from another writer.
William Stafford, "Choosing a Dog," from The Way It Is
What was your favorite story as a child?
What do you do for relaxation?
What's your favorite holiday and why?
Tell us about your pets.
If you could pick anyone to illustrate one of your books, who would it be and why? Conversely, if you're an illustrator, for what author would you like to illustrate?
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Melissa Sweet lives on the beautiful coast of Maine. In addition to writing and painting, she enjoys gardening, hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. And even though Melissa is 357 dog years old, she still loves walking her two dogs, Rufus and Nelle. For more information about the author and her work, visit www.melissasweet.net.