Being a librarian certainly helped me with my writing because it made
me even more of a reader, and I was always an enthusiastic reader. Writing and
reading seem to me to be different aspects of a single imaginative act.
Every writer has to find their own way into writing.
Margaret Mahy, one of my favorite writers whose work had great whimsy and a sense of wonder about the world, has passed away. She wrote for children and young adults, stories and novels and picturebooks and poetry from her home in New Zealand.