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. Her latest middle grade novel is Waiting for Augusta. You can visit her at JessicaLawsonBooks.com.

Books by this Author

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

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Knowing all languages. Or singing really well.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Currently, I'd say my most overused word is yuckadoo (which is a word I stole from my sister) as in, "Charlotte, sweetie, you really need to start remembering to flush the toilet. And, geez, what did your father give you to eat last night? Yuckadoo.”

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Roald Dahl's Matilda

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I've got a cheek freckle that grows a little bigger every year and I roll my shoulders back a lot because I have slouching paranoia.

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