Fun Facts about

Lee Wardlaw

Nickname in Elementary School: Lee-Pee
Nicknames Now: Momkat, Lee-Girl, Mitten, Leesy, Leebers
Favorite Foods: Chocolate (dark Scharffen Berger), peaches (juicy),  French fries (crunchy), bubble gum (Bazooka)
Favorite Authors:  J.K. Rowling, Ray Bradbury, Ayn Rand, Dave  Barry, Dick Frances (and a ton of children’s book authors who happen to be my good friends)
Favorite Color:  Anything from the Green Family:  Teal, Jade, Olive
Favorite Actors:  Sean Connery, Katharine Hepburn
Favorite Comedians:  John Cleese, Robin Williams
Favorite Movies:  Time Bandits, Babe, Harry Potter, Gone with the Wind, Lion in Winter, Name of the Rose, Men in Black, Monty Python
Favorite Music:  Rock ‘n’ Roll, especially anything by The Who; Lyle Lovett, Israel Kamakawiwoole, Sara McLachlan, The Beatles and Pachebel’s Canon in D
Favorite Pets:  Cats, cats, cats! (I have one right now, named Mai Tai)
Favorite Cartoon Strip:  Mutts by Patrick McDonnell
Favorite Subjects in School:  The 3 Rs:  Reading, ‘Riting, and Recess!
Least Favorite Subject in School:  Math (especially algebra and geometry)
Favorite Things to Do When I'm Not Writing: Crossword puzzles; reading history (American Revolutionary and Civil War eras); body-surfing; hanging out with my son; baking (and eating) anything with dark chocolate; shopping with friends; blowing bubble gum bubbles; visiting schools to talk to kids about writing
Best Things that Ever Happened to Me:  Selling my first book and giving birth to my son
Worst Things that Ever Happened to Me:  My parents divorcing when I was eleven. This was even worse than having my house burn down!
Most Embarrassing Thing that Ever Happened to Me: I'm too embarrassed to tell you!
Jobs I Had Before Becoming an Author:  School teacher, reading tutor, Girl Scout Leader, fashion model, radio commercial copy-writer, library story lady, toothfairy (don’t ask!)
Best Things About Being an Author:  Working at home, seeing my books in stores, creating people I'd like to meet in real life, and getting fan mail
Worst Things About Being an Author:  Waiting two to five years f rom the time I sell a book to a publisher to when it is actually published
Age When I Wrote My First Book:  7
Age When My First Book Was Published:  30  (no, it wasn't the same book!)
Favorite Quote: I never met a cat, or a piece of dark chocolate, I didn’t like