Joseph Monninger

Joseph Monninger has published several award-winning YA novels and three books of nonfiction, including the memoir Home Waters, and has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. He lives and teaches in New Hampshire, where he also runs a dog sled team.

Books by this Author

The World As We Know It
Eternal on the Water


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. What you lose in the whirlygig, you get back in the ding dong.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Beard?

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

A. Light-heartedness, sense of humor, and an appetite for adventure or the novel.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. When people are late. Drives me crazy.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. I could say corny stuff about my wife and son, but I don't think that's what this question is after. I guess I'll say that I've recently been impressed by the young people who are starting up non-profits to help others. That gives me hope..