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.

Books by this Author

The Seeds of America Trilogy
Ashes
Forge
Chains
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Montrose, CA 91020
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San Jose, CA 95125
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Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I am a hard worker.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My father.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I am very good at sitting quietly and absorbing what's going on around me.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Popcorn

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