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Ellen Hopkins

Ellen Hopkinsis the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eleven young adult novels, including Smoke and Rumble, as well as the adult novels Triangles and Collateral. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada, where she has founded Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit youth housing and resource initiative. Visit her at EllenHopkins.com and on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter at @EllenHopkinsYA. For more information on Ventana Sierra, go to VentanaSierra.org.
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OCT 30
7:00 PM
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ANDERSON'S BOOKSHOP
111 W. Jefferson Ave
Naperville, IL 60540

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Shortcuts only cheat those taking them.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Not having enough time left to tell all the stories I want to tell.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Teaching.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen), Come Together (Beatles), Lights (Journey), Renegade (Styx), Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd)

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. If I didn't care about living a long time, chocolate. If I did, peanut butter and jam sandwiches.

Author Voices

November 17, 2008

If you read my books without reading my blogs, you might have a rather inaccurate view of who I am as a (yes, gasp!) “believer.” The characters in my books often question their faiths or wonder whether there is, in fact, a God. I was raised in a solid Protestant household, and my beliefs have evolved from that. Still, many a good church-goer would consider my views unorthodox, at the very least.

I suppose if any of my character’s ideas reflect my own, it would have to be Aunt J, from Burned. A favorite quote (for myself, and many of my readers) says, “God is love. I don’t think He cares about religion one little bit.... see more

November 17, 2008

If you read my books without reading my blogs, you might have a rather inaccurate view of who I am as a (yes, gasp!) “believer.” The characters in my books often question their faiths or wonder whether there is, in fact, a God. I was raised in a solid Protestant household, and my beliefs have evolved from that. Still, many a good church-goer would consider my views unorthodox, at the very least. I suppose if any of my character’s ideas reflect my own, it would have to be Aunt J, from Burned. A favorite quote (for myself, and many of my readers) says, “God is love. I don’t think He cares about religion one little bit. Live... see more

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