ANNE MARIE PACE
 
 
Writing for Kids
        I have always been a reader.  I have always been a writer. I thought that loving reading and writing meant I should be an English teacher.  I taught middle and high school for about five years.  I quit teaching after the first of my four children was born, a decision which gave me more time to rediscover the books I had always loved best, the ones with the Js on their spines. Once I realized that my love for writing and my love for children's books meant I should be writing for children, I never looked back.
*I don’t remember hiding under the bedclothes with a flashlight but I’m sure I would have if my mother hadn’t allowed me to read as late as I wanted.  I still have many of the books from when I was a child--I can’t bear to give books away, so I have lots and lots of bookshelves.