Ann Redisch Stampler

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Ann Redisch Stampler is the author of the young adult novels Afterparty and Where It Began as well as half a dozen picture books. Her work has garnered an Aesop accolade, the National Jewish Book Award, Sydney Taylor honors, the Middle East Book Award, and Bank Street Best Books of the Year mentions. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband, Rick.

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How to Disappear
Afterparty
Where It Began

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If not now, when?

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

A. Reading. Hanging out. Movies. Walks in cool/beautiful places.

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

A. Chocolate soufflé, but only if the whipped cream counts as part of the one thing. If not, a toss up between warm chocolate cake and ripe mangoes.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Actually. Really. Really. Actually. You got a problem with that? Really...

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

A. I am very happy where I am, sitting on the white couch in my bedroom, writing and looking out at the view of LA down to the Pacific. But I really wouldn't mind sitting in a cafe in Florence right now. Also, very fond of tropical beaches.

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