Neal Shusterman

Neal Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty award-winning books for children, teens, and adults, including The Unwind Dystology, The Skinjacker trilogy, Downsiders, and Challenger Deep, which won the National Book Award. Scythe, the first book in his newest series Arc of a Scythe, is a Michael L. Printz Honor Book. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows. The father of four children, Neal lives in California. Visit him at Storyman.com and Facebook.com/NealShusterman.

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Thunderhead
The Ultimate Unwind Collection
UnBound
Violent Ends
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Try to see things differently -- It's the only way to get a clearer perspective on the world and on your life.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My smoldering eyes, and impish grin, so I've been told.

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

A. I love writing music, but it seems I'm always writing words, so I don't get much time to do it.

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

A. A newborn baby in a loving family -- because I'd have my whole life ahead of me, with endless possibilities.

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

A. General Tso's chicken.

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November 02, 2009

I spent two nights in the Haunted Mansion last month. No, really. It was bizarre. When I travel, I usually just go in for a Marriott, or Comfort Suites — you know the typical, predictable hotels that are so uniform, I can’t remember what city I’m in when I wake up in the morning. But every once in a while, I’ll go for a bed-and-breakfast. Especially when I’m someplace picturesque and rural. I’ve come across some of the coolest B&Bs around the US. The Cobblestone Manor in Rochester Michigan, the Bonnynook inn Waxahachie, Texas. And then there’s the Evergreen in Anderson, South Carolina. Okay, to be fair, the... see more

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