John Corey Whaley

John Corey Whaley grew up in Louisiana. His debut novel, Where Things Come Back, was the 2012 winner of the Michael L. Printz and the William C. Morris Awards. You can learn more about him at JohnCoreyWhaley.com and follow him on Twitter: @Corey_Whaley.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Good writing is never forced.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I have an annoying tendency to correct peoples' grammar. I try to restrain it, but I often fail.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. I'd like to be a travel writer.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Aside from getting my first novel published, I'd say my greatest achievement has been teaching public school for five years without freaking out.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "Casimir Pulaski Day" by Sufjan Stevens, "Hey Jude" by the Beatles, "Staring at the Sun" by TV on the Radio, "Nocturne in C-Sharp Minor" by Frederick Chopin, and "Cliquot" by Beirut.

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