Author Ann Leary joined Real Simple editor Kristin Van Ogtrop on Facebook Live to chat about her new book The Children, how she learned the banjo, and what it takes to become a writer.

By Real Simple
Updated September 26, 2016

Read Ann’s Life Lessons essay from the August 2016 issue, here. Interested in Real Simple’s annual Life Lessons essay contest? You can find more information on how to enter here.