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, Speak and Chains, 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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LEFT BANK BOOKS
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO 63271
OCT 3
ANDERSON'S BOOKSHOP
26 S. La Grange Rd.
La Grange, IL 60525
OCT 4
WEST ALLIS PUBLIC LIBRARY
7421 W National Ave
West Allis, WI 53214
OCT 5
NICOLA'S BOOKS
2513 Jackson Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
OCT 6

Author Revealed

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. What do you regret most?

A. Not playing basketball in high school.

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

A. Popcorn

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

A. It's a tough call; either running or gardening.

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