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

Ashes
Forge
Chains
Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School
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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 trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I am a hard worker.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I would be a hawk. Or maybe a wolf. Or a tastetaster at Ben and Jerry's ice cream factory.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. I'll lose my memory.

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

A. Honesty, sense of humor, and kindness

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