Q: Where did you get the idea for DROP EVERYTHING, IT’S D.E.A.R. TIME?
A: My granddaughter was in 3rd grade when she told me she had “D.E.A.R. Time” in school. She explained that D.E.A.R. stands for Drop Everything and Read. I thought it would be fun to write a book about people in school who actually dropped what they were doing to read a book. So the principal stops scolding and reads a book; the librarian stops sorting and reads a book; the janitor stops fixing a leak and picks up a book.