Judy Blume: 'I thought, this is America: we don't ban books. But then we did'
'"Everybody who writes fiction draws from their own life, but if it ended there, it would be very boring," she says. "When I talk to kids and they say, 'How do you become a writer?', well, I don't know that you become a writer: you just are. I always had stories, they were always there inside my head. I never told anyone, but they were there." ' (Blume in Flood, 11/7/14).