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.

Photograph by Sonya Sones

Books by this Author

How to Disappear
Where It Began


Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If not now, when?

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I have several flaws competing for greatest: not enough patience, not enough self-discipline, temper, too perfectionistic, too sensitive (and not in the good way).

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Painting! It kills me that I can't illustrate my own picture books. (I mean, I could, but they'd be really bad and nobody would publish them.)

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

A. Susan B. Anthony: You go, girl! You can't even imagine how far we're going to take this.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

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

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