Sunday, January 3, 2010

Author Spotlight: Laurie Halse Anderson

It is a New Year (btw HAPPY New Year friends!!!) and I'll be starting 2010 with Laurie Halse Anderson. I have read a couple of her books and I really enjoyed them. I would love to get my hands on her other novels because I have heard such wonderful things about all of them.

Now, here is a little information about the author (if you want more check out her site be clicking on her picture up top)...
Laurie was born on October 23, 1961 in Potsdam, New York. Her second grade teacher taught her how cool writing was via haiku poems. But she thought she would end up being a doctor while in high school. Laurie became an exchange student after high school and when she returned back home she attended Onondaga Community College before transferring over to Georgetown University in 1981. She graduated college with a B.S.L.L in Languages and Linguistics. She has two kids from her first marriage and now lives with her childhood sweetheart turned husband in central New York. When she's not writing you'll find her training for marathons, hanging out with family & friends, hiking in the mountains, or working on her tomatoes in her backyard.
***information taken from her website***

Here are the YA books she has published...
Speak (1999)
Fever, 1793 (2000)
Catalyst (2002)
Prom (2005)
Twisted (2007)
Chains (2008)

Books adapted into movies...
Speak (2004)

Her favorite books...
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Ulysses by James Joyce
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
Holes by Louis Sachar
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Are You There God? It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume
Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott
Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block
***Info from her website***

***Now go and grab your cup of tea or Laurie's fave: Earl Grey Tea (or whatever beverage you prefer) along with a Laurie Halse Anderson book and don't forget to enter my 100 Follower Giveaway and HAPPY readings!!!***


  1. I want to read speak and wintergirls so bad. :)

  2. Speak was a great book. It is actually what hooked me to read more of Laurie's books. I hope I can get Wintergirls this month *cross fingers*