Carmen Rodrigues

Carmen Rodrigues earned her MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She currently lives on the coast of North Carolina. 34 Pieces of You is her second young adult novel. Visit her at CarmenRodrigues.com, or at Facebook.com/ThisIsMyHandstand, and follow her on Twitter at @ThisIsMyHndstnd.

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34 Pieces of You

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34 Pieces of You

Author Carmen Rodrigues discusses her teen novel that tells the story of a young woman's drug overdose through the eyes of those closest to her.

My Life in 8 Words

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Carmen Rodrigues
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Improbable? Possibly. But impossible? Now that's a whole other story.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. I have too many for a top five, but in no particular order, some favs: 1. Soko's "I could never love you more" 2. Beatles' "Hey Jude" 3. Ella Fitzgerald's "Cheek to Cheek" 4. Otis Redding's "I've been loving you too long." 5. Ida Maria's "Oh my God"

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Taking the social dynamics of high school way too seriously when I should have been studying.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. The Grinch or the pigeon from Mo Willems' "Don't let the pigeon..." series. Yeah, I think the pigeon wins.

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

A. Honesty, empathy, and altruism.

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