Maya P. Haberland, Age 8

Around the age of 8 is when I read the Ramona Quimby books (by Beverly Cleary), later followed by the Judy Blume books, and many others. At this age, I knew two things about myself that would be true for the rest of my life. First, I would always be an avid reader. And second, I wanted to be a writer.

I am now a few years older than 8, but those two things are still true.

And so, every day in some way, I interact with books. I am either reading a book, thinking about a book, or writing one.