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.

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Some Kind of Happiness
Winterspell
The Year of Shadows
Summerfall
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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. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Awesome. Delightful. Fart. Unicorns.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I try not to regret things. Every mistake that I've made or opportunity I didn't take, every path I went down or passed by, has made me who I am today, and I wouldn't change who I am today for anything.

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

A. With everyone I love in one giant, food-filled, book-filled commune.

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