Character Confidential: Laura Ingalls Wilder
I remember the day I looked at the cover of my well worn copy of Little House on the Prairie and realized that the little Laura Ingalls in the book was the Laura Ingalls Wilder on the cover who wrote the book. I would love to sit down with her and pick her brain about her life and her well loved books. These would be my questions:
1. The Little House books are semi-autobiographical. Do you have any advice for aspiring writers trying to take the seemingly unrelated details of their own lives and turn them into a cohesive, interesting book?
2. You grew up in a time when a woman got married and had children, instead of going to college and pursuing her own career. If you were growing up now, what would you want to do?
3. Through the course of the books, we got to know not only you, but your parents and sisters as well. What happened with them after the books ended?
What would YOU ask Laura Ingalls if you had the chance?
— Carly H., STACKS Staffer