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 do you regret most?

A. That I didn't commit to doing what I love sooner.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. I am very happy where I am, sitting on the white couch in my bedroom, writing and looking out at the view of LA down to the Pacific. But I really wouldn't mind sitting in a cafe in Florence right now. Also, very fond of tropical beaches.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Painting! It kills me that I can't illustrate my own picture books. (I mean, I could, but they'd be really bad and nobody would publish them.)

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).

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