Q: What would your characters say about you?
A: I’d like to think that Mish would talk about me the same way she talks about her father: with a mix of love, embarrassment, admiration, and exasperation. She seems like a thoughtful enough kid that she wouldn’t care that I’m desperately uncool. Mish’s father and I would have long conversations about the difficulties of parenting through the teen years, and I’m pretty sure I would serve as both a model and a cautionary tale for him. Both Mish and her father would have a thing or two to say about the quality of my knitting, which is more enthusiastic than technically perfect.