Laurie Halse Anderson
Writer Laurie Halse Anderson on her book FORGE and the inspiring American Revolution
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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. It's not a mistake, if you learn from it.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Sergeant Joseph Plumb Martin, "Tell me what the Revolutionary War was really like."
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Very, Sweetie, Just a few pages more
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Nicholas Chatfield, my 3rd great-grandfather, who came to America so he could practice his religion freely.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?