Laura Wiess

Laura Wiess is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Such a Pretty Girl, chosen as one of the ALA’s 2008 Best Books for Young Adults and 2008 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, and Leftovers. Originally from Milltown, New Jersey, she traded bumper-to-bumper traffic, excellent pizza, and summer days down the shore for scenic roads, bears, no pizza delivery, and the irresistible allure of an old stone house surrounded by forests in Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains Region. Email Laura Wiess at or visit for more information.

Books by this Author

Me Since You
Ordinary Beauty
How It Ends
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Live, and let live.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "But why?" and "I've been thinking..."

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. This is it, right here, right now.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. I never have just one favorite of anything so it's a tie between Auntie Mame, Anne Shirley and Moll Flanders.

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

A. A powerful singing voice. Chaka Khan, Melissa Etheridge and Janis Joplin have always knocked me out.