Donna Jo Napoli

Donna Jo Napoli is the acclaimed and award-winning author of many novels, both fantasies and contemporary stories. She won the Golden Kite Award for Stones in Water in 1997. Her novel Zel was named an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, a Publishers Weekly Best Book, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon, and a School Library Journal Best Book, and a number of her novels have been selected as ALA Best Books. She is a professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband. Visit her at DonnaJoNapoli.com.

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Hunger
Hidden
Storm
Hush
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Let it go, then try again.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. That I'll go to jail for something I didn't do.

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

A. kindess, insightfulness, humor

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Fear I won't be believed -- and so I exaggerate (which makes what I say unbelievable).

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Oh my. Noam Chomsky, I believe.

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