Where do you get your ideas?

I get my ideas from everywhere, but one of my favorite things to do is steal them from famous fairy tales!  My first two books were both based on two of my very favorite fairy tales that I read when I was a kid. I also get ideas from my kids, from kids I taught years ago, and from the world around me. All you have to do to get ideas is pay attention to what’s going on around you… and remember everything, collecting images and thoughts, until the story is ready to be told.