Note: Due to the time shift I will be unable to attend this chat but please don’t let that stop you for chatting away right here.
You will want to be here at Shibley Smiles next Tuesday at
1pm EST3:30 EST to chat live with Mary Pope Osborne author of the popular children’s series The Magic Tree House. You will be able to chat right here on the Blog Frog conversation widget below. I’m exciting about talking to Mary Pope Osborne as an author of books all my children have enjoyed as they have gone through school. If you prefer to chat in the Blog Frog community you can join the chat here: Live Chat Mary Pope Osborne
I grew up in the military. By the time I was fifteen I had lived in Oklahoma, Austria, Florida, and four different army posts in Virginia and North Carolina. Moving was never traumatic for me, partly, I think, because I had very close and loving relationships with my parents, my twin brother, my younger brother, and my older sister.
From College to New York City
I went on to study drama at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In my junior year, I discovered an even greater realm of adventure and changing scenery: the world of mythology and comparative religion. So I became a religion major and learned as much as I could about other cultures.
I Begin to Write
Then one day, out of the blue, I began writing a story about an eleven-year-old girl in the South. The girl was a lot like me, and many of the incidents in the story were similar to happenings in my childhood. The first draft was crudely written, but it must have communicated something to an editor, because shortly after I finished, it became a young adult novel called Run, Run as Fast as You Can. Finally I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up.
Excerpts from: http://marypopeosborne.com/biography/