Claire Legrand

Claire Legrand used to be a musician until she realized she couldn’t stop thinking about the stories in her head. Now Ms. Legrand is a full-time writer living in New Jersey. She has written two middle grade novels—The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, one of the New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing in 2012, and The Year of Shadows—as well as the young adult novel Winterspell. Visit her at Claire-Legrand.com and on Twitter @ClaireLegrand.

Books by this Author

Some Kind of Happiness
Winterspell
Summerfall
The Year of Shadows
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Whatever happens is best." My dad told me this one. As someone who is way too hard on herself, this helps me remember to breathe, chill, and take a step back to find perspective when things are at their most hectic.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I'd be me, but with a unicorn.

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

A. Compassion. An open mind. An honest heart.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. I would love to be a foley artist. Or an interior designer with oodles of money to spend. Or a wildlife photographer -- in another life when I'm not so afraid of bugs.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Is it clichéd to say "getting published"? Because it's true. That's been my dream since I was little, and I worked hard for it. It sounds cheesy, but achieving that has made me feel like I've finally become the person I was meant to be.

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