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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.
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Laura Wiess
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Live, and let live.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Losing my mind. I'm pretty sure I'd really hate that.

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. 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.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. I never have just one favorite of anything so it's a tie between Auntie Mame, Anne Shirley and Moll Flanders.

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