I was so thrilled to attend "an evening with Kate DiCamillo" last night at the Children's Museum of Richmond!
Thanks to my daughter's question, I learned the inspiration behind the Tale of Desperaux! (An unlikely hero with unusually large ears.)
I also learned that if you get up at 5:30 to begin writing, you get up before the negative voices in your head (the ones whose favorite word is "can't") wake up and you can write without being bothered by your own self-doubt.
Thanks to Kate (and bbgb for bringing her to Richmond) for an unforgettable evening!