Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous ALA and state awards. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Chains also received the 2009 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, and Laurie was chosen for the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award. Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives in Northern New York, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes. You can follow her adventures on Twitter @HalseAnderson, or visit her at MadWomanInTheForest.com.

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Forge
Chains
Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School
Independent Dames
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. It's not a mistake, if you learn from it.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Lord Valdemort

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. In the woods.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I am very good at sitting quietly and absorbing what's going on around me.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Serving Thanksgiving dinner in my house with all of our family and friends crowded around the tables.

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