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 any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. myself, but maybe a little smarter

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

A. chocolate

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Abraham Lincoln, and I'd say, "Sure wish you hadn't gone to the play that night."

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.)

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