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, or at, and follow her on Twitter at @ThisIsMyHndstnd.

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34 Pieces of You


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

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

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

A. Honesty, empathy, and altruism.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. That Carmen Rodrigues girl. I hear she's pretty cool and looks a lot like me.

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

A. Okay, this one's really serious: I'd be a dancer. A ballerina to be specific.

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.

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