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Susan Shaw

Susan Shaw is the author of One of the Survivors, Safe, an ALA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and a Carolyn W. Field Honor Book, and The Boy From the Basement, a New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age. She lives in Wayne, PA, and you can visit her online at susanshaw.org.
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Susan Shaw
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Eat dessert first. Also: Hard work always pays off.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Right where I am. Home. But feel free to tempt me with Tahiti or Aruba. Or a good party.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. I like all kinds of music with many favorites, but here are a few that never go away: MACK THE KNIFE (sung by Bobby Darin or Ella Fitzgerald. Love her version in which she forgets the words and makes up new ones); YES SIR, THAT'S MY BABY (I sang to my children when they were babies); PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON (yay, Peter, Paul, and Mary!); WALTZING MATILDA (Great the way the Kings Singers perform it), Mozart's ALLELUIA (sure wish I could sing it the way Judith Blegen did.)

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. visiting with friends

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. chocolate

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