Friday, January 22, 2010

In preparation for the 5th Annual Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival
let's take a look at some of the featured Authors! Keep checking this blog regularly for fun facts about each Author!

The First author we'll look at is...

Laurie Halse Anderson

She has written several very popular books for Teens! Some of these are:


*Laurie Halse Anderson was born in 1961 in Potsdam, NY!

*Her name is pronounced Laurie Halt-z Anderson, NOT Laurie Halls Anderson; she is always appreciative when someone pronounces her name correctly!

*Her books have made it onto the New York Times Best Sellers List numerous times and have won several awards.

*She loves popcorn.

*If she could have anything it would be world peace.

*She doesn't like Ralph Lauren because their models are photoshopped to be even skinner than they actually are.

*She has a tattoo.

*She is married, has four children, and one dog.

*She still lives in NY.

*She enjoys hiking!

For more information about Laurie Halse Anderson check out
her page on the TBF Website:

and her personal webpage: