Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times-bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous ALA and state awards. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives in Northern New York, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes. You can follow her adventures on Twitter, http://twitter.com/halseanderson, and on her blog, http://halseanderson.livejournal.com/.
My readers are a huge influence on my writing. They write to me, I listen.
Picture book titled "The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher" to be released in June 2009. Sequel to CHAINS to be released in the Fall of 2010, called FORGE.
Amy Berkower, Writers House
Penguin Group USA (for YA Novels)
Simon & Schuster (for Historical Fiction)
American Library Association
© 2013 Red Room Omnimedia Corporation. All rights reserved.