Q: How did you get the idea for LADY IN THE BOX?
A: I felt children should know more about the people they see on the street who have no homes. This book is about Dora, a homeless woman, and a brother and sister who try and help her, without their mother knowing. A surprise ending. Many publishers turned down this book and when it was published, it won a big prize. Schools across the country use it to teach how to solve social problems.