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 Northern New York, 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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My Life in 8 Words

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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. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I would be a hawk. Or maybe a wolf. Or a tastetaster at Ben and Jerry's ice cream factory.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Sergeant Joseph Plumb Martin, "Tell me what the Revolutionary War was really like."

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. In the woods.

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

A. Honesty, sense of humor, and kindness

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