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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Chat with Kate Klise, part 3

This interview was conducted by Emily Brown, Children's Librarian at the Mt. Pleasant Library in Providence, for the 2010 summer reading booklet.

Question (Emily Brown): Ima Hogg? Was that what led you to start thinking up punny names for your characters?

Answer (Kate Klise):
Yes! It all goes back to Ima Hogg. My dad also told me that Ima Hogg had a sister named Ura, which I've since learned is not true. But I spent a lot of time thinking about those poor Hogg sisters, wondering who would've had the harder life, Ima Hogg or Ura Hogg?

1 comment:

  1. When I was growing up my dad, who had taught at UT Austin, could not stop mentioning Ima and Ura Hogg. And so, my favorite names for boys would be Oven and Nixon.