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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 Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Good writing is never forced.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I would really like to play the mandolin or the violin. I'd also like to be a good singer.

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

A. Kindness, open-mindedness, and a good sense of humor.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I have an annoying tendency to correct peoples' grammar. I try to restrain it, but I often fail.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. The use of double negatives or the misuse of the words "lay" and lie".

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