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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Ashes
The Seeds of America Trilogy
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. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My father.

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 eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Popcorn

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.

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