Laura Wiess is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Such a Pretty Girl, chosen as one of the ALA’s 2008 Best Books for Young Adults and 2008 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, and Leftovers. Originally from Milltown, New Jersey, she traded bumper-to-bumper traffic, excellent pizza, and summer days down the shore for scenic roads, bears, no pizza delivery, and the irresistible allure of an old stone house surrounded by forests in Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains Region. Email Laura Wiess at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.laurawiess.com for more information.
A Conversation with Laura Wiess, author of Such a Pretty Girl
Q: What was your favourite childhood book? LW:Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank and Ernestine Gilbreth, the true story of a family with twelve kids. I read and reread it, did school book reports and very much wanted to have real-life adventures with the Gilbreth family
Q: Which book has made you laugh? LW:There are plenty, but Cheaper by the Dozen and its sequel...
A Conversation with Laura Wiess, Author ofHow it Ends
1. How It Ends is extremely inventive and touches on a wide range of topics, from love and family to taxidermy, animal rescue and women’s reproductive rights. What inspired you to write this book? What kind of research did you have to do to incorporate so many topics in this novel?
How It Ends began when I was wondering about the experiences people keep hidden in their hearts, thinking about how...