Ralph, what was the first book you remember reading all by yourself?
The first book I picked up and read by myself was One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. But there were many series of books which I picked out from the local library for myself to read—I'm a bit of a serial reader. I decided to read the entire L. Frank Baum Oz series, which really resonated with me as a young reader.
Have you been influenced by any other writers, I mean someone who got you interested in becoming a writer?