How/Why did she become a writer?<br /> When Sharon Creech was young, she wanted to become many things: a painter, an ice skater, a singer, a teacher, and a reporter. But as she grew up, she noticed that she had very little skills in art, kept tripping on ice, couldn’t sing in key, and would make a terrible reporter because she changed facts that she didn’t like. In college, she took writing courses, and she became interested in story telling. Later, she became an English and writing teacher in England and in Switzerland. While teaching great literature, she learned so much more about writing, such as what makes a story interesting and techniques of plot and characterization and point of view. She started out writing novels for adults. She kept writing and became an author of many famous books.<br />
About her Life: positives<br /><ul><li>Walk two moons won the Newbery Medal, the United Kingdom Reading Association Award, the United Kingdom’s Children's Book Award, the Literaturhaus Award, and the Young Adult Sequoyah Award.
Bloomability won the IRA/CBC Children's Choices award.
The Wanderer won the Parents' Choice Award and the Newbery Honor Award.
Absolutely Normal Chaos won the YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults.