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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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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People talking during movies!

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My height--or lack thereof.

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

A. Rocky road ice cream.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Stoked!

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