Shifting from writing one story to the next is a lot like it is with reading one story to the next. There's a transition that has to take place, a resetting of the mind. One world needs pushed aside to make room for another. But I never like to let it drift too far. It's like a balloon on a string, floating and bouncing along, but always within reach because I enjoy letting the world of one influence the next. My characters, be it from a novel or a chapter book, are always talking to one another in some way.