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Sometimes a book is better than it ever had a right to be because of the history the reader brings to the reading and because…
I am for anything that makes teens visible in an honest way… in other words, anything that represents them the way they are, positively or…
You have to be careful not to use anything too colloquial or you date the book.
My first book, ‘Running Loose’, was censored back in 1983 or ’84. Every book I’ve written since has been censored somewhere.
It seems to me if you don’t know anything about child development you shouldn’t intimate in your ‘reporting’ that you do.
I can’t think of a subject that is taboo for me, unless it’s one I simply don’t know anything about.
I think the value in books like mine, and a great number by other talented writers, is in the ability to bring dark subjects into…
Certainly working with teens keeps me up to date with language and with certain kinds of thinking. I often feel like I have to go…
The premise of ‘Deadline’ forced me to go against my own grain with a character determined to find all that is valuable in that time.…
I have made a career of creating characters who fight school authority and chomp at the bit to get out into the ‘real’ world and…
‘Deadline’ is the story of a young man forced to discover who he is, and what’s important in life, during the short span of his…
I don’t think I’ll ever lose the feeling that I had when I read ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ – Harper Lee was going back into…
Being an outsider means not being heard, not having a voice. It means being treated as a second-class citizen, being diminished in the eyes of…
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