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. What’s your greatest fear?

A. I'll lose my memory.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Breathe (2AM) by Anna Nalick; You Gotta Be by Des'ree; Waterfalls by TLC; I'm Still in Love With You by Al Green; Gonna Fly Now by Bill Conti

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not playing basketball in high school.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I'd love to have a photographic memory.

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