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Ellen Wittlinger

Ellen Wittlinger is the critically acclaimed author of the teen novels Love & Lies: Marisol's Story, Parrotfish, Blind Faith, Sandpiper, Heart on My Sleeve, Zigzag, and Hard Love (an American Library Association Michael L. Printz Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award winner), and the middle-grade novel Gracie's Girl. She has a bachelor's degree from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, and an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. A former children's librarian, she lives with her husband in Haydenville, Massachusetts.
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Ellen Wittlinger: Love & Lies

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My Life in 8 Words

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Ellen Wittlinger
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Live and let live.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not moving to western Massachusetts sooner

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. I'm not sure there is such a thing. Striving for perfection leaves you frustrated most of the time. Happiness is doing the best job you can and knowing that it has been well-received by others.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Impatience

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

A. pizza

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April 07, 2009

Just want to say HI to any visitors to this page! I'm sitting here listening to Eva Cassidy's album SONGBIRD which I recommend to anyone in a pensive mood on a rainy day like this one. My stinky dog has just finished eating a rug and a photograph of me and my husband. Sated, he sleeps in my office chair, shedding his silky black and white fur on everything, waiting for dinner. I eat an orange, drink Earl Grey tea and look forward to the day when there will be flowers growing outside my window again. Ellen

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