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 laura@laurawiess.com or visit http://www.laurawiess.com for more information.

Books by this Author

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

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Live, and let live.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A.

Perfection (to me) means the end of growth or evolution -- what is perfect is done, complete -- and so it's never been something I've consciously reached for. I love experiencing a thousand constantly shifting shades of happiness.



Close to perfect happiness though, would be spring, with rich sunshine, fresh breezes and life blooming all around me. Spring is exciting, another chance to stretch and reach and begin anew. All things seem possible in spring. It makes me positively giddy.

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.

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. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. I don't know that I do. Must think more about this.

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