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 do you regret most?

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

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I haven't quite learned how to stop time yet, but I am desperately working on it.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A pelican. They've got the best beaks in town.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Well, dear reader, life is full of fears. Right now, my NYC fear is getting hit by a bus because if you're going to go in NYC, that's pretty much how you go and that M4 always looks wobbly when it approaches the curb. But mostly, I'm afraid of fear taking over. You know? Bad stuff's going to happen but the worst thing you can do is spend your precious time worrying about it before it does (if it ever does).

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