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Barbara Odanaka

Barbara Odanaka is an author, freelance writer, book reviewer, and founder of the International Society of Skateboarding Moms. Prior to writing books for children, she was a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times. Ms. Odanaka lives with her husband and son in Laguna Beach, California. You can visit her online at www.barbaraodanaka.com.
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Good books, cuddly cats, strong coffee---the muses of my life.

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

A. Sitting by the edge of the sea in Taveuni, Fiji.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Stoked!

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My height--or lack thereof.

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

A. Honesty, sincerity, humor.

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