Jessica Lawson

Jessica Lawson is the author of The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher, a book that Publishers Weekly called “a delightfully clever debut” in a starred review, and Nooks & Crannies, a Junior Library Guild Selection and recipient of three starred reviews. Her latest middle grade novel is Waiting for Augusta. You can visit her at JessicaLawsonBooks.com.

Books by this Author

Waiting for Augusta
Nooks & Crannies
The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher
The Tom Sawyer Collection

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If the opportunity to take a relaxing shower presents itself, take it.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Woodcarver

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Currently, I'd say my most overused word is yuckadoo (which is a word I stole from my sister) as in, "Charlotte, sweetie, you really need to start remembering to flush the toilet. And, geez, what did your father give you to eat last night? Yuckadoo.”

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I really dislike confrontation and tend to avoid it.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. African Skies (Paul Simon), Stormy Monday (Eva Cassidy version), Another One Bites the Dust (Queen), Walking in Memphis (Marc Cohn), anything by Patty Griffin

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