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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!

Dog: Honey, Cat: Miss Kitty

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


Favorite outfit:
Jeans and sweats

Laptop or longhand?

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


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


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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