GETTING TO KNOW: RYAN ELIZABETH PEETE
Ryan Elizabeth Peete,12, daughter of actress Holly Robinson Peete and former NFL player Rodney Peete.
Siblings: Twin brother R.J., 12, Robinson, 7, and Roman, 5.
Credit(s): Co-author of book My Brother Charlie
Interview courtesy of AmmoMagazine:
On her inspiration:
My inspiration is my brother because the doctors told Rodney that he wouldn’t make friends and he wouldn’t speak and that he wouldn’t say I love you. He proved those doctors wrong.
On working with her mother book My Brother Charlie:
It was a really great experience because I got to know my mom as a writer really well.
On whether or not she sees herself working on more books:
Yes I do. Actually we’re working on a new book about my Africa trip and what I witnessed.
On how she has dealt with her twin brother Rodney’s autism:
It was hard because a lot of my friends didn’t understand him; they thought he was “weird”. I felt like I got cheated out of doing extra curricular things because my mom and dad were so focused on his therapies and treatments. I sometimes felt like the invisible twin.
On whether she has considered acting:
I have considered it and I have done a couple plays when I was younger.
Interview courtesy of AmmoMagazine