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Jo Whittemore

Jo Whittemore is the author of Front Page Face-Off, Odd Girl In, and D is for Drama, all with Aladdin MIX. She currently lives in Texas and is an active member of the Texas Sweethearts, a group of Texas-based children’s book writers who make appearances at panels and conferences throughout the country.
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall."-Robert Louis Stevenson

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Kindness, sense of humor, loyalty

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Captain Mal Reynolds from Firefly

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I worry too much. This can be both a blessing and a curse as an author, because I can come up with all sorts of creative worrisome situations.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. How about second greatest? The dark.

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August 16, 2010

If you know anything about me, you know how much I love humor.
I love to laugh and I even prefer to see comedy movies on opening night so I can listen to the laughter around me.
Why?
Because laughing makes you feel GOOD. If you see someone smile, don't you automatically feel a little better? Well, imagine a smile x 1 billion and add a puppy and a chocolate bar. That's the euphoria you get from a good laugh.
And that's what I want to share with other people.
Let's face it. Sometimes things don't go so great with school/homework/friends/enemies/parents and you need to relax and forget the drama. That's where I come in. My goal with... see more

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