Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity. Her work has earned numerous ALA and state awards. Two of her books, Chains and Speak, were National Book Award finalists. Chains also received the 2009 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction, and Laurie was chosen for the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award. Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives in Pennsylvania, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes. You can follow her adventures on Twitter @HalseAnderson, or visit her at MadWomanintheForest.com.

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The Seeds of America Trilogy
Ashes
Forge
Chains
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. It's not a mistake, if you learn from it.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Serving Thanksgiving dinner in my house with all of our family and friends crowded around the tables.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I would be a hawk. Or maybe a wolf. Or a tastetaster at Ben and Jerry's ice cream factory.

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

A. I'd love to have a photographic memory.

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

A. Sergeant Joseph Plumb Martin, "Tell me what the Revolutionary War was really like."

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