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All Quotes by author - Nikki Grimes
" In one sense, the stories I read betrayed me. Too few gave me back my mirror image. Fewer still spoke to, or acknowledged, the existence of the problems I faced as a black foster child from a dysfunctional and badly broken home. "
" In 'Out of the Dark,' I'm talking about my own life. I'm not talking as a character or speaking as a character. I was not as free as when I write fiction. "
" I spent many hours ensconced in the local library, reading - nay, devouring - book after book after book. Books were my soul's delight. "
" It seemed uncanny that words, spread across a page just so, had the power to transport me to another time or place. But they could. "
" Originally I had planned to write just a couple of children's books and then, return the focus on adult literature. A funny thing happened along the way - I kept having new ideas, and then I looked up one day, and 30 years had passed! "
" Something about your life always makes its way into your stories. That's just the nature of the beast. "
" Writing is a muscle that needs to be exercised. "
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