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Melissa Senate

Melissa Senate is the author of eight novels, including the bestselling See Jane Date, which was made into an ABC Family TV movie and has sold over 200,000 copies worldwide.  She's published short pieces in Everything I've Always Wanted to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume, It's a Wonderful Lie, Flirting with Pride and Prejudice, and American Girls About Town.  A former romance and young adult editor from New York, she now lives on the southern coast of Maine with her son.
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Just Do It. (It was mine before Nike's.)

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Right now, I find it in little things: listening to my seven-year-old son read to me; meeting a friend for coffee; writing a sentence that makes me proud; eating good Indian food; driving down a rural Maine road on a sunny day with good music and lots of farms and grazing cows and horses as beautiful scenery.

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

A. Kindness. Taking responsibility. Humor.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. When people talk loudly on cell phones.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Romeo and Juliet (Dire Straits); Let's Get It On (Marvin Gaye); Helpless (Neil Young); Hold On (Sarah McLachlan); Over The Rainbow (Judy Garland)

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