Children's authors impact children in remarkable ways and can change lives. Adults can recall with relish the favorite books and authors they had as a child, but children's authors can also find their lives changed when they write children's books. Although Janet Wong worked hard to become a lawyer, she found herself unhappy with her life and looked for something that would be more fulfilling. As a child, Wong hated to read, preferring instead to watch TV or play with friends, but as an adult, Wong came to appreciate the beauty and silence of reading by becoming an author of children's books. Wong describes her life as an author, from coming up with ideas for books to traveling to speak at schools and libraries, and encourages children to open their minds to reading and writing. Filled with images of Wong as a child and living her busy life as mother and author, this book offers a tantalizing glimpse into the life of a children's author. The text is part of the "Meet the Author" series.