What inspired you to become a writer?
Q. I’m doing an author study. Could you tell me what inspired you to become a writer?
Phyllis replied: Probably the fact that my parents read aloud to us every night, even after we entered high school. It was just a family thing. I especially loved hearing my dad read books by Mark Twain, because he was so good at imitating the voices of the various characters. I guess I figured that if listening to stories was so much fun, writing them must be even better, and I think it’s a draw.