Kristen Landon

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Kristen Landon lives with her family in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Limit is her first middle-grade novel.

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An eighth grade girl was taken today . . . With this first sentence, readers are immediately thrust into a fast-paced thriller that doesn't let up for a moment. In a world not too far removed from our own, kids are being taken away to special workhouses if their families exceed the monthly debt limit imposed by the government. Thirteen-year-old Matt briefly wonders if he might be next, but quickly dismisses the thought. After all, his parents are financially responsible, unlike the parents of...

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THE LIMIT by Kristen Landon

In THE LIMIT, kids are taken to special workhouses if their families exceed their debt limit. One fatal visit to the store changes Matt’s reality forever…

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Smile! If life is going great right now, enjoy it. If life stinks, don't worry it will change.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Disease or disaster hitting my family or other people I care about.

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

A. I think I'll stick with Homo sapien.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My parents are pretty great.

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

A. Kindness, optimism, patience

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July 26, 2010

Recently I served on a jury in a local criminal case. It was an interesting experience, although it took a huge chunk of time out of my summer. (Man-oh-man do lawyers love to talk! But that's an entirely different topic.)

The case turned out to be quite silly, actually, when you got down to the basics of it. The problem was, everything that could have possibly gone wrong in the situation that led to the charges did go wrong. Wait. Maybe not quite everything. Someone very easily could have gotten killed, and they didn't. So that was good.

As I listened to all the testimonies and heard more than a dozen people tell the same story over... see more

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