Tim Federle

Tim Federle is “a prolific scribe whose breezy wit isn’t bound to a single genre” (Huffington Post). Tim’s award-winning novels include the New York Times Notable Books The Great American Whatever and Better Nate Than Ever—which Lin-Manuel Miranda called “a wonderful evocation of what it’s like to be a theater kid” (The New York Times). Tim cowrote both the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Tuck Everlasting and the Fox Animation feature film Ferdinand, starring John Cena and Kate McKinnon. A native of San Francisco who grew up in Pittsburgh, Tim now divides his time between New York and the internet (@TimFederle).

Books by this Author

Our Story Begins
The Great American Whatever
Five, Six, Seven, Nate!
Five, Six, Seven, Nate!
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If all else fails, chocolate milk and a nap.

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

A. If all else fails, chocolate milk and a nap.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Humor and math.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. (Can we loop my mom into this questionnaire, or will she need an internet service provider?)

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. For dancing: BILLIE JEAN by Michael Jackson. Writing: THE TOURIST by Christopher O'Riley. Crying: HIDE & SEEK by Imogen Heap. Reminiscing: GRACELAND by Paul Simon. Lip-syncing (tie): CAN'T LET GO by Mariah Carey (MTV Unplugged edition only); GIMME GIMME from "Thoroughly Modern Millie."

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