Laura Wiess

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 laura@laurawiess.com or visit http://www.laurawiess.com for more information.

Books by this Author

Me Since You
Ordinary Beauty
How It Ends
Leftovers
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My Life in 8 Words

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Laura Wiess
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Live, and let live.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I can't think of anyone specific, and if I did meet someone I'm not sure I would tell them anything, so much as I would want to listen, try to see who they really were and understand why they did whatever they did.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. The times I've ignored my gut instincts and held back when I should have rushed forward.

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

A. Reliability, determination, enthusiasm, kindness and a great sense of humor

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. I can't think of anyone specific but I imagine it would be a villain who, despite his/her bad intent, would be someone I could either feel sorry for or understand why they wanted what they wanted, and weren't just a cardboard, pure evil figure.

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