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I’m really happy to have the chance to talk about the editing process. It’s something that I think doesn’t get the weight it deserves, especially…
I think my mother characters have changed a lot since Sasha was born, just because I understand what a hard job it is now, and…
I really just love to read, period, whether it be books or magazines or the back of the cereal box. It’s the one thing I…
I love YA, and it’s been a really good fit for me. But at some point, I would like to try something else: a collection…
Maybe other writers have perfect first drafts, but I am not one of them. I always try to get the book as tight as I…
I don’t live in New York or California. I’m in the grocery store, at the park with my kids, and I’m a normal person. I’m…
I always wished I could move around and switch schools. It was hard to have these radical transformations. You’d think, ‘I will be a totally…
You’re not supposed to have it all figured out in high school. If you knew it all, and it was the best, it’s all downhill…
On the whole, I think I spent a lot of high school just trying to stay under the radar: I don’t think I was all…
Teenagers are a great audience and they are fearless about asking what they want to know.
My books are so tame!
I’ve been writing, in one way or another, for as long as I can remember.
If I had to pick, I’d say my favorite book is ‘A Prayer For Owen Meany’, by John Irving.
I’m all about shrimpburgers, reading, and going to the beach.
I write thank-you notes the minute I throw the wrapping paper away.
I was so thrilled that I was having a girl, because I just am so girly myself, but I think the teenage years are going…
I was always a big reader, mostly because my parents were.
I think part of the problem sometimes is that there’s so much happening in my books, to whittle it down into a single script is…
I just started to put texting and phones in my books. I want my books to be read 20 years from now; I don’t want…
I can’t sit and twiddle my thumbs. I have to start writing even if it’s miserable some days.
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