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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.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Good writing is never forced.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

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

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. I'd like to be walking across the Brooklyn Bridge.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I'd like to see what it's like to be any kind of bird, but just for a few hours or so.

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

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

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