Ann Redisch Stampler

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Ann Redisch Stampler is the author of the young adult novels Afterparty and Where It Began as well as half a dozen picture books. Her work has garnered an Aesop accolade, the National Jewish Book Award, Sydney Taylor honors, the Middle East Book Award, and Bank Street Best Books of the Year mentions. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband, Rick.

Photograph by Sonya Sones

Books by this Author

How to Disappear
Where It Began


Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If not now, when?

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I have several flaws competing for greatest: not enough patience, not enough self-discipline, temper, too perfectionistic, too sensitive (and not in the good way).

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Chocolate soufflé, but only if the whipped cream counts as part of the one thing. If not, a toss up between warm chocolate cake and ripe mangoes.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I like being myself.

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

A. kindness, integrity, sense of humor (all right, so sense of humor is not up there with honesty or having a sterling character, but I really, really like it)

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