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, Chains and Speak, 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.

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The Seeds of America Trilogy
Ashes
Forge
Chains
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ONCE UPON A TIME
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

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

A. In the woods.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Very, Sweetie, Just a few pages more

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

A. Popcorn

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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