Kelly: What part of your family is Italian? Do you know how to speak Italian? Are the people in your stories real?
Tomie: My father was Italian. I can speak some words in Italian, but I'm not fluent. The people in my autobiographical books are real. You can learn which books are autobiographical by looking at the answer to the question "Are some of your books true" on this website page...www.tomie.com/about_tomie/faq.html