Laurie Halse Anderson
Laurie Halse Anderson is a bestselling author of realistic and historical fiction for young adults and children. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, have been nominated for the National Book Award. Anderson spent her childhood in Syracuse, New York, and today lives in Mexico, New York. In her writing, she is passionate about story. Readers learn about Anderson's special writing cottage that her carpenter husband built for her, and how she reaches out to readers in her novels, including Speak, Catalyst, Prom, Twisted, Fever 1793, Chains, Wintergirls, and Forge. In this enchanting narrative, teens examine Anderson's writing process and literary life.