Shawn K. Stout

Shawn K. Stout is the author of the Not-So-Ordinary Girl series as well as the middle grade series Penelope Crumb. Stout has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Maryland with her husband, baby daughter, and two ancient dogs.

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Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. My list of favorite kid-lit authors changes pretty often, depending on which books I've just read. But, the ones that have taken up permanent residence on ths list are M.T. Anderson, Hilary McKay, Melina Marchetta, Jacqueline Woodson, Nikki Grimes, Karen Hesse, Gary D. Schmidt, K.L. Going, and so many many many more.

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. This is the hardest question in the world, and it will require many years of serious thought before I can give an answer.

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Be persistent.

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Tons of them, depending on my mood.

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