Regardless of age, the answers to many of life’s questions are often found within oneself. Sandra V. Feder has modeled both personally and professionally what a life of listening to one’s gut looks like. Feder, who began her writing career as a journalist with The New York Times, felt the urge to write and create literature that emerged from her experiences with mothers and children. After becoming involved in a women’s writing group, she published an early chapter book series, Daisy’s Perfect Word (2012), and the picture book, The Moon Inside (2016). In an interview with Literary Mamacontributor Gina Consolino-Barsotti, Feder speaks about her path to becoming a published author, childhood fears, and the literacy problem the United States faces today.