Courtney Sheinmel

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Courtney Sheinmel is the author of All the Things You Are, Sincerely, Positively, and My So-Called Family. She graduated with honors from Barnard College, part of Columbia University, and attended Fordham University School of Law. Courtney lives, works, and writes in New York City. Visit her at

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Books by this Author

All the Things You Are
My So-Called Family


Novelist Courtney Sheinmel on kids and AIDS

Teen novelist Courtney Sheinmel shares her reasons for writing POSITIVELY and MY SO CALLED FAMILY two books targeting tough topics like AIDS and adoption.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Try to be one of those people on whom nothing is lost. - Henry James

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Yeah, yeah, yeah

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. When I was young I said I wanted to grow up to be a writer, and I did!

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Being with friends

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My 95-year-old Grandma Doris

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