Orson Scott Card won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best SF novel two years consecutively—for Ender's Game and its sequel, Speaker for the Dead—in 1986 and 1987. Born in Richland, Washington, he currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.
LITTLE PEGGY WAS VERY CAREFUL with the eggs. She rooted her hand through the straw till her fingers bumped something hard and heavy. She gave no never mind to the chicken drips. After all, when folk with babies stayed at the roadhouse, Mama never even crinkled her face at their most spetackler diapers. Even when the chicken drips were wet and stringy and made her fingers stick together, little Peggy gave no never mind.