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

Books by this Author

The Seeds of America Trilogy
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Appearances

Boulder Bookstore
1107 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
OCT 28

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. It's not a mistake, if you learn from it.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I'd love to have a photographic memory.

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

A. Popcorn

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Rudeness

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.

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