Jessica Lawson

Jessica Lawson is the author of The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher, a book that Publishers Weekly called “a delightfully clever debut” in a starred review, and Nooks & Crannies, a Junior Library Guild Selection and recipient of three starred reviews. She is also the author of Waiting for Augusta and Under the Bottle Bridge. You can visit her at JessicaLawsonBooks.com.

Books by this Author

Under the Bottle Bridge
Waiting for Augusta
Nooks & Crannies
The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If the opportunity to take a relaxing shower presents itself, take it.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. When my husband accidentally throws away post-its that have writing ideas and manuscript notes on them.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Julia Child, because she embraced her passion (cooking) and worked extremely hard to make a career out of it, despite lots of rejection along the way :)

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

A. Having a sense of humor, an open heart, and appreciation for life.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I would meet Jane Addams, who co-founded a settlement home called Hull House in Chicago in the late 1800s. She was an advocate for children, education, women's suffrage, and world peace. I read about her as a third-grader, and she's remained in my heart as an example of the power of education, shared knowledge, and community spirit. I would say thank you for leading by example, and let her know that books would be written about her efforts.

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