Another question I often get is, are you going to turn your books into a movie? My answer is always, Yes, I'd love to! Do you know anyone in Hollywood? And then we start talking about how when The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had was a screenplay, I kept hearing the same criticisms over and over again. It's a great story, but we don't want to do a movie with kids as the main characters. Kid actors are too hard to work with. Or You've got great characters, but it's a period piece. Unless you're Steven Spielberg or Oprah, period pieces don't make money.
Looking back, the producers that told me these things were on to something. I think The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had really was better suited to be a book than a movie, and it was when I finally changed that story into a novel that my writing career finally got started. So I'm grateful to those criticisms for making me consider something I hadn't before.
But the truth is, I'd still love to see one of my books as a movie! One of these days. I've got my fingers crossed.