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Jessica Lawson

Jessica Lawson holds a BA in Spanish and an MS in Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resource Management. She’s worked in the nonprofit sector (with charitable-giving foundations), as a preschool teacher, at a dude ranch, and on National Forest trail crews. She lives in Colorado with her husband and children. The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher is her first novel.
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If the opportunity to take a relaxing shower presents itself, take it.

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

A. BLTs on buttermilk bread, with very crispy bacon, cheap iceberg lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and no mayo.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Roald Dahl's Matilda

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I really dislike confrontation and tend to avoid it.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Currently, I'd say my most overused word is yuckadoo (which is a word I stole from my sister) as in, "Charlotte, sweetie, you really need to start remembering to flush the toilet. And, geez, what did your father give you to eat last night? Yuckadoo.”

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