Adrienne Maria Vrettos

Adrienne Maria Vrettos grew up on a mountain in southern California, where she rode dirt bikes and made a mean double-mud pie. Her first novel, Skin, was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, and a New York Public Library Top 100 Books for Reading and Sharing selection. Her second novel, Sight, was an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. She is also the author of The Exile of Gigi Lane and Burnout. Adrienne lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York, and you can visit her online at AdrienneMariaVrettos.com.

Books by this Author

Burnout
The Exile of Gigi Lane
Sight
Skin

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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Well, my motto is Be Here Now. But I've taking my new my main character's motto for a test drive. "I'm Gigi Lane and you wish you were me." I think it's really helping my confidence!

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. I LOVE LOVE LOVE being a writer but, if I were forced to chose another profession under penalty of having my pinkie toes nibbled off by mice, I would still choose writer. Who needs pinkie toes anyway? However, if I was forced to either choose another profession and never being able to watch Zoolander again, I'd choose....being a mountain rescue ranger! I'm not sure if that's exactly what they're called, but I'd like to dangle off cliffs while saving lost hikers, and I'd like to have a best friend that's a bear that helps me solve mountain rescue ranger crimes.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I kissed a friend's boyfriend in high school. It was *not* a very girl friendly thing to do, and I still feel bad about it!

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Being a mom! I get paid in hugs and dance parties in the kitchen. Best job EVER!

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Ramon Quimby (because it takes guts to be a little kid) Lyra Silvertongue (because it takes guts to be a little kid AND save the world)

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