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.

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Joseph Monninger
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. When people are late. Drives me crazy.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. I always liked Robin Hood. When my son was growing up, I became a fan of Encyclopedia Brown.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. In the Summertime, by Mungo Jerry, Hello, Stranger, Seems Like a Mighty Long Time (not sure of the singer), Heard it on the Grapevine, Marvin Gaye, These Foolish Things, Remind me of You, Ella Fitzgerald, and almost anything by Nina Simone.... ,

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

A. I'd love to be a dog for a day...or part of a wolf pack.

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