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’s your fantasy profession?

A. Writer. I can’t believe how lucky I am to be doing this

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. kindness, integrity, sense of humor (all right, so sense of humor is not up there with honesty or having a sterling character, but I really, really like it)

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 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.)

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