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

Return to the American Revolution in this blistering conclusion to the Seeds of America trilogy that began with the bestselling National Book Award Finalist Chains and continued with Forge, which Kirkus Reviews called “the best book you’ll ever read.”
    As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon have narrowly escaped Valley Forge—but their relief is short-lived. Before long they are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track...

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Serving Thanksgiving dinner in my house with all of our family and friends crowded around the tables.

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

A. I would be a hawk. Or maybe a wolf. Or a tastetaster at Ben and Jerry's ice cream factory.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My father.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Breathe (2AM) by Anna Nalick; You Gotta Be by Des'ree; Waterfalls by TLC; I'm Still in Love With You by Al Green; Gonna Fly Now by Bill Conti

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