There were a couple of things that were very important in my childhood. Number one, my mother did not believe in television. We just didn’t watch much of it. She just thought it was bad, and that was 30 years ago. She believed in books, and we were taught to read early. We were encouraged to read, throughout childhood and adolescence, by my mother. We moved a lot when I was a kid, throughout the deep South. We would always go to a new town and go to the library, get our library cards and load up with books. And we spent our time reading, reading to each other. And my mother spent a lot of time reading to us. I’ve always had a love for books and a love for literature and a love for reading. Oddly, I never thought about writing until late in life.