1. What is your favorite book that you've written? What makes it your favorite?
2. Where do you get your ideas for your books? What inspires you?
3. What are the steps in writing a book? Is it the same writing process that we use in school?

1. How did reading and writing effect your life?
2. If you didn't become an author, what job would you have?
3. How did you get the ideas for the plot of City of Orphans?
4. What is it like to revise a book?

1. Are you thinking of writing another book? If so, what about?
2. At what age did you start to write?
3. What is your favorite genre? Why?
4. What do you like to do in your free time?
5. How do you come up with characters for your books?

1. Are any of your books influenced by your childhood?
2. Are all of your books the same genre?

1. As a child, what was your favorite book?
2. How long does it take for you to write a book?
3. What inspired you to start writing in the first place?
4. Where do you get inspiration for the characters, setting, etc. in your books?

1. Have you ever gone on an adventure to write a book? If so, please explain your trip.
2. Were any of the characters in City of Orphans based off of people in your life?

1. Why did you want to write City of Orphans?
2. How does being a writer affect your life?
3. Why do you want readers to call you Avi?
4. Why did you choose New York as a setting in City of Orphans?

1. Who inspires you the most?
2. What was the biggest problem in your child life?
3. Were you ever bullied or made fun of?
4. What character do you relate most to?
5. What book was the most enjoyable to write?
6. When it comes to editing are you impatient?

1. What are some of your hobbies besides writing?
2. How does it feel to be well known across the US?
3. If you were to go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would it be and why?

1. Who were your role models growing up?
2. What was your family life like?

1. Why do you call yourself Avi?
2. How do you usually get inspiration for your books?

1. How long did it take you to write City of Orphans?
2. How many books have you written?

1. How long did it take you to write all of your books?
2. What usually inspires you?

1. Why did you want to become an author?
2. Was part of City of Orphans based on your life?
3. Did you have to study/do research about the time/place that City of Orphans took place in?
4. Did you ever sell newspapers?

1. How hard/long is your writing process?
2. When you decided you wanted to be an author, how hard was it to get published?
3. Why did you decide to write about poverty/tough times?
4. When you start writing books, do you know how they are going to end?

1. Who is your favorite character in City of Orphans and why?

1. Is your real name Avi? If it isn't, what is your real name and why don't you go by it?
2. How many years have you been writing books?

1. What is your favorite genre to write? why?
2. What were the steps to becoming a famous writer?
3. When were you first recognized as a good children's author?
4. Do your books ever get rejected from a publisher? If so, how do you feel when you receive this news?
5. Was there a specific book that sparked your career as a writer?

1. What is the most satisfying, rewarding part of being an author?
2. In what environment do you do your most productive thinking/writing?
3. What process do you go through when developing your characters and what relationship do you have with your characters?

1. What is your favorite place to go and why?

1. How did you create the characters in City of Orphans?

1. How old were you when you started writing?
2. What tips would you give to someone who wants to write an interesting, thrilling story, but still wants to get people to learn something fun?

1. When did you officially become an author?
2. Do you relate to any of your books?