This interview was conducted by Emily Brown, Children's Librarian at the Mt. Pleasant Library in Providence, for the 2010 summer reading booklet.
Answer (Kate Klise): Maybe in college, when a kind professor took the time to pull me aside and say, "Hey, you're good at this." I wish more adults would do that. It made a big difference for a professor to not only give me a good grade, but to say, "This is your thing. Run with it."
Here's a link to Kate's Top Ten Tips for Becoming a Bestselling Writer.