John Corey Whaley

John Corey Whaley grew up in Louisiana. His debut novel, Where Things Come Back, was the 2012 winner of the Michael L. Printz and the William C. Morris Awards. You can learn more about him at JohnCoreyWhaley.com and follow him on Twitter: @Corey_Whaley.

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Travis Coates has a good head…on someone else’s shoulders. A touching, hilarious, and wholly original coming-of-age story from John Corey Whaley, author of the Printz and Morris Award–winning Where Things Come Back.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Appearances

APR 23
6:00 PM
in person appearance
BARNE & NOBLE #2856
6646 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA 71105
APR 25
6:00 PM
in person appearance
BOOK PEOPLE BOOKSTORE
603 North Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
APR 29
7:00 PM
in person appearance
ANDERSON'S BOOK SHOP
123 W. Jefferson
Naperville, IL 60540

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Good writing is never forced.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. The Misfit from Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find".

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I tend to find humor in almost everything-even when I shouldn't.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I regret waiting until my mid-twenties to really start seeing the world. I think I should have taken more risks when I was younger and worried less about being ready to grow up.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Open-mindedness.

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