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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

February: Things to Know About Featured Author Sharon Draper

On the nightstand: Wrapped in Rainbows - the biography of Zora Neale Hurston

Favorite library: All of them!

Pets:
Dog: Honey, Cat: Miss Kitty

Place to write: Office - at my computer - at 4 AM

Inspiration:
Sunshine

Favorite outfit:
Jeans and sweats

Laptop or longhand?
Laptop

Next up:
Out of My Mind (coming in March)

Author idols:
Those who write with passion and still answer their emails!

Other YA Novels:
Tears of a Tiger
Forged by Fire
Darkness before Dawn
Romiette and Julio
Double Dutch
The Battle of Jericho
November Blues
Just Another Hero
Out of My Mind


Website:
www.sharondraper.com

Read more about Sharon in this month's full issue!

5 comments:

Melissa Walker said...

I Love that Sharon has a book out in March--hooray!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Me, too! Can't wait to read it. And this is such a nice way to get to know her a little bit better!

JenFW said...

Yay for 4am writers!

Sharon, do the people around you give you a hard time for going to bed early? Or do you just not sleep?

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