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.

Books by this Author

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

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

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I am very good at sitting quietly and absorbing what's going on around me.

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

A. In the woods.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Nicholas Chatfield, my 3rd great-grandfather, who came to America so he could practice his religion freely.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Inspector Dalgleish

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