We put a lot of pressure on the first two pages of a book, bless their hearts. We ask them to introduce characters, set the scene, give readers some idea of what the story is about, and maybe a glimpse of a theme or two. And we want those two little pages to do all that while drawing readers in without bogging them down. Hoo boy. How do we do that? For Plaid and Plagiarism, the first two pages and I took big breaths and hit the ground running.