Courtney Sheinmel

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Courtney Sheinmel is the author of All the Things You Are, Sincerely, Positively, and My So-Called Family. She graduated with honors from Barnard College, part of Columbia University, and attended Fordham University School of Law. Courtney lives, works, and writes in New York City. Visit her at

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Novelist Courtney Sheinmel on kids and AIDS

Teen novelist Courtney Sheinmel shares her reasons for writing POSITIVELY and MY SO CALLED FAMILY two books targeting tough topics like AIDS and adoption.

My Life in 8 Words

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Courtney Sheinmel
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Try to be one of those people on whom nothing is lost. - Henry James

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Loss

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. When I was young I said I wanted to grow up to be a writer, and I did!

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I'm a good friend

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Atticus Finch

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