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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

A chance meeting leads to a summer of expectation in this funny, poignant and touching novel, as Ellen Wittlinger once again perfectly captures teenag

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Ellen Wittlinger
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Live and let live.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Nelson Mandela

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Hard Love (Bob Franke), When I Was a Boy (Dar Williams), Arrow (Cheryl Wheeler), Galileo (Indigo Girls), The Poet Game (Greg Brown)

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My loud laugh.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Waiting for people who are late.

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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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