Author and library member Maryann Macdonald certainly has a lot of experience with children, having grown up in a family of eight sisters and brothers. "Having lived in close quarters with so many kids probably helps me understand children better," she says. Years later, Macdonald's pleasure of sharing books with her daughter inspired her to write her own stories. She has now written more than 20 books for children, including picture books, chapter books, easy readers, and biographies.
Macdonald encourages young writers to "try to write something every day. Believe in yourself. Don't be afraid to be honest. People will respond to the truth they see in your stories."
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