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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. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Harper Lee-for writing a book that will never cease to be of vast importance.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

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

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

A. Pizza. It would definitely be pizza.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Well, I'm a teacher, so I should say "teaching". Okay, we'll go with that...

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