“Writing is an extreme privilege but it’s also a gift. It’s a gift to yourself and it’s a gift of giving a story to someone.” –Amy Tan

Short Story Collections

“In a rough way the short story writer is to the novelist as a cabinetmaker is to a house carpenter.” –Annie Proulx

Young Adult Fiction

“A lot of people have no idea that right now YA is the Garden of Eden of literature.” –Sherman Alexie

Young Reader Books

“It is incumbent upon the children to exert themselves to the utmost in acquiring the art of reading and writing.” –Bahá’u’lláh