Q: Why did you write WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE: THE TRUE STORY OF HARRIET TUBMAN?
A: I knew about the Underground Railroad and I had heard about Harriet Tubman and admired her for her extraordinary courage. She risked her life over and over to free hundreds of slaves. In New York City, there is a special library with many books about black history. I went to Harlem every day to research Harriet Tubman’s life and found a book written about her by someone she knew! That made the book so special. She was a true heroine.