You can't write 41 books and not learn a few things. Check out "Ten Rules of Writing" by Elmore Leonard, to be published this fall. Our fave? "If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it."
A Certified Important Book you haven't read:
"Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky. I've never gotten beyond page 50.
A book you wanted to share with your kids: My five kids liked me to tell them stories instead of reading to them. And now they're all good storytellers, and my son Peter will have his first book published next year.