Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author 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.

Books by this Author

Seeds of America Boxed Set
Ashes
Forge
Chains
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Very, Sweetie, Just a few pages more

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. I'll lose my memory.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Inspector Dalgleish

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

A. In the woods.

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