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 are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I have a phrase I learned a long time ago. When my son used to say he "wanted" something he probably didn't need, I used to say, "Want, want, want, and want will be your master." He probably wanted to slug me.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Third base for the Boston Red Sox....no doubt.

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

A. Marshmallow Fluff.

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

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

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