If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing twice.
Family!... You might just as well celebrate battle, murder and sudden death.
By the time ordinary life asserted itself once more, I would feel I had already lived for a while in some other lifetime, that I had even taken over someone else's life.
For in some ways the world was like a shopping centre, and he himself was a doubtful customer, often ineffectual, being talked into buying things he didn't want, things indeed which nobody in their right mind would want to buy.
At this stage I am not involved with young adults as closely as many other writers. My children are grown up and my grandchildren are still quite young.