Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is the Printz Honor Award–winning author of several highly acclaimed young adult novels, including Printz Honor Book Freewill, Iceman, Gypsy Davy, and Shadow Boxer—all ALA Best Books for Young Adults—as well as Killing Time in Crystal City, Little Blue Lies, Pieces, Kill Switch, Angry Young Man, and Inexcusable, which was a National Book Award finalist and the recipient of six starred reviews. He holds an MA from the writing program at Emerson College. He teaches in the Creative Writing MFA program at Lesley University. He lives in Boston and in Scotland.
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LITTLE BLUE LIES by Chris Lynch

Junie Blue has dumped Oliver and he’s miserable. But together they were known for their lies. Is Junie just lying now? Printz Honor author Chris Lynch discusses Little Blue Lies.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Look for humor, find life.

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

A. A dolphin. Is there any creature on earth that seems to be enjoying itself more than the dolphin?

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

A. Sense of humor. Strong work ethic. Personal responsibility.

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

A. A modest little house on a modest, remote little beach (New England coast, thank you), where I could hear pounding surf most of the time..

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Without question, perfect happiness includes a steady diet of humor. I am pathologically addicted to the hearty laugh, and spend much of my life in pursuit of it. Probably, the midst of a genuine, helpless fit of laughter is the point of emotional nirvana for me. On a broader level, I have found my periods of deepest satisfaction were when my kids were younger, I was totally consumed in taking care of them every day, and my writing life was going really well too. That feeling of having a strong sense of purpose every day, feeling that purpose is a mighty one (thank you, George Bernard Shaw), and feeling that you are doing a pretty good job of it all, that state is pretty hard to top. These days, my kids are at the point of not really needing me as much as I would like them to. That has, frankly been a tough adjustment for me. But adaptation is probably life's most useful skill.

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