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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Elizabeth Bennett, no question

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A.

Well, of course, swords hammered into ploughshares and Total World Domination by people who think peace would be a pleasant change. But on a more personal level, good relationships, good books, good food, good music, writing going well, kids catapulting toward what they love, good health, movies with popcorn, a walk in the hills with my husband, a drive up the coast, a rainy day followed by brilliant sun only the sand is still wet and the ocean is grey. Daydreaming.

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 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.

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