Adrienne Maria Vrettos

Adrienne Maria Vrettos grew up on a mountain in southern California, where she rode dirt bikes and made a mean double-mud pie. Her first novel, Skin, was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, and a New York Public Library Top 100 Books for Reading and Sharing selection. Her second novel, Sight, was an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. She is also the author of The Exile of Gigi Lane and Burnout. Adrienne lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York, and you can visit her online at AdrienneMariaVrettos.com.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Well, my motto is Be Here Now. But I've taking my new my main character's motto for a test drive. "I'm Gigi Lane and you wish you were me." I think it's really helping my confidence!

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Kindness, humor, and patience

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Being a mom! I get paid in hugs and dance parties in the kitchen. Best job EVER!

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Just the thought of snakes makes me knees go all rubbery. Once I saw a show about anaconda hunters. These men go into swamps in their BARE FEET and feel around the squishy bottom until they step on a snake. And then they pick it up! On purpose! Terrible idea.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Ramon Quimby (because it takes guts to be a little kid) Lyra Silvertongue (because it takes guts to be a little kid AND save the world)

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