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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 is your biggest pet peeve?

A. It's a tie between indecision, mandated conformity and judging on appearance rather than substance. All three drive me mad.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Ha! I'm pretty sure it would depend on who you asked. I'm going to choose determination, as once I sink my teeth into something I want it takes an act of God to make me drop it again.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

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

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "But why?" and "I've been thinking..."

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