Beth Ain was raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania, but fell in love with New York City first as a little girl after hot pretzels from a corner stand warmed her up on a cold winter day, and again later, right after she knocked the mirror off of a city bus with her U-Haul the day she moved in. The driver quickly forgave her and she quickly decided it was the greatest city on earth.
She did eventually head for the hills of Port Washington, Long Island along with her husband and two children, where small-town life has no shortage of inspiration, and where she can see the Empire State Building on her morning run. She is the author of the popular middle-grade series, Starring Jules.
That’s an impossible question, really. I get so many different things from so many different books, it would be torture to read only one forever and ever! Some favourites are Charlotte’s Web and The Trumpet of the Swan for their language and wisdom. But also Ramona and Her Father because every word in that book is true.