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Anne Osterlund grew up in the sunshine of Eastern Oregon and graduated from Whitworth College. She lives in a cute little yellow house with her new feline friend, Charlotte, and her own library of young adult books. She also teaches sixth grade and enjoys immersing her students in language, literature, and imagination. Anne has written four novels, Salvation, Aurelia, Academy 7, and Exile, all published by Penguin Books. She has dreams of many more in the future. Unveil the intrigue at www.anneosterlund.com




“Shall we dance, da dum dum dum . . .” Aurelia is dancing around the room and performing acrobatics while singing songs from The King and I.
“Shall you tell them or should I?” asks yours truly.
“Hmm?” She steps onto a footstool and attempts an arabesque.
“Whose fault is it that I haven’t blogged in so long?” I prompt.
“Mine,” she answers.
No ducking the truth today. “And why is that?
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“I am done living my life in the confines of others' dreams, waiting to live my own.”
Anne Osterlund, Aurelia

“When you have the same dream over and over again, your brain is trying to solve a problem. It knows there's an answer.”
Anne Osterlund, Academy 7

“Look, Aerin, preparation is only half the challenge of winning a debate.”
“And the other half?”
He had her now. “You have to choose the right side.”
“Your side, you mean.” She bristled.
“No, the losing side.”
“What?”
“Always choose the weaker side.”
“Why would I do that?” Doubt edged her voice, but now she was sitting erect, her feet flat on the floor.
“Because then you have further to go to prove your case.” He eased the feet of his chair down. “In a debate, there are two sides. If both make a good argument, then the less popular side wins because that side had further to go to prove its point. Simple logistics.”
“If you don’t care which side wins.” She frowned.
“It’s a debate. It doesn’t matter which side wins.”
“You mean it doesn’t matter to you.” The tone in her voice unsettled him. Or maybe it was the fact that that her criticism disturbed him at all.
“It’s a class,” he said. “The point is to flesh out the different sides of an argument.”
“And you don’t care if the truth gets lost in the shuffle. Don’t you believe in anything?!”
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“If everyone approved, there'd be no point to it.”
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As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
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message 516: by Alanna

Alanna Tremblay I'm a huge fan of Aurelia and Exile! When is the third one coming out?! I'm dying! :)


message 515: by Jesse

Jesse I feel like you have read ALL OF THE BOOKS haha. :) Everytime I look at a book page, it seems you've read it! :P How do you find time to read so much?


message 514: by Anne

Anne Osterlund Hi Jackie,

Yes:) Thanks for the update. I only have two more of her books left to-read before the new release.

Anne
(who is much more of a set-a-goal-&-put-100%-behind-it rather than a multi-tasker)

Jackie wrote: "Hey Anne-Didn't know if you knew Sarah Dessen is coming out with a new book in June. It's called "The Moon and More". I know you've been reading a lot of hers, so I wanted to make you aware."


message 513: by Jackie

Jackie Harris Hey Anne-Didn't know if you knew Sarah Dessen is coming out with a new book in June. It's called "The Moon and More". I know you've been reading a lot of hers, so I wanted to make you aware.


message 512: by Jen

Jen Hi Anne. Thanks for adding me :)


message 511: by Ashley

Ashley I hope you will write a review of Vixen, since I see you are currently reading it. I have that book on my shelf waiting to be read, but I'm curious to see what you think of it!! Have a lovely day!


message 510: by Emily S.

Emily S. Just finished Academy 7 (only took me a couple of hours because I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!) and I'm dying to know if there's going to be a follow-up. Please say yes! And would it help to know that a sequel is the only thing I'm asking for from Cupid this year? :P


message 509: by Taznim

Taznim hi Anne,
thanks for the recommend...


message 508: by Lina

Lina HI ANNE..;)..THX FOR YOUR RECOMENDATIONS..!!..THE BOOKS ARE REALLY AMAIZING..:x:x:x


Aleeeeeza Hi, Anne! Thanks for the add! :)


BookMagic Hi Anne Osterlund! Thanks for adding me to your friend list! I loved Aurelia! I really want to read Exile! They don't have it yet at the Madison Public Library. :( I check everyday for them to get it. I really hope they get the book soon! :)

Thanks again for adding me to your friend list!,

Bitterblue


message 505: by Nandina

Nandina Hi Anne!
Thank you for the friend request. I found your books really intruiging. I'm looking forward to read one soon, especially Aurelia..
Cheers :)


message 504: by Anne

Anne Osterlund Hola Marialys,

No te preocupes de los errores. Es un placer de encontrarte. Espero que eventualmente podemos tener versiones de los libros en espanol tambien.

Anne
(quien tiene un gatito encima de la cabeza)

Marialys wrote: "Marialys Scarano Hi, thanks for the friend request.
I really want to read your books, but I'm from Venezuela and it's kind of 'the hardest thing in the whole Universe' to get any book; not even in ..."



message 503: by Marialys

Marialys Marialys Scarano Hi, thanks for the friend request.
I really want to read your books, but I'm from Venezuela and it's kind of 'the hardest thing in the whole Universe' to get any book; not even in english, cuz there aren't deliverys to here. I'm writing Santa's letter to finally get Academy 7 o Aurelia.
Love the bookcovers and the summary.
Sorry for bad-spelled words, and all kind of mistakes :)
Grettings from Venezuela.


message 502: by Becca

Becca Thx for your friend request =D Your book sound fantastic...hope to read one soon!


message 501: by Alex

Alex Hi Anne! Thank you for the friend request. I loved Aurelia and Academy 7! Looking forward to reading Exile! I noticed in your profile that you are "polishing" another book as well - I can't wait :)


message 500: by Chelsie

Chelsie Hi Anne,
Thanks for noticing my interest in Aurelia and adding me! I'm looking forward to reading it soon, especially after a good friend of mine recommended it to me.
Greetings and happy writings!


message 499: by Taznim

Taznim hi Anne,
thanks for the recommend!!!
waiting for more of your books...


message 498: by Ronmaes

Ronmaes Hi Anne! Thanks for inviting me. I really enjoyed Aurelia, so now I'm looking for Exile. I already have Academy 7 and will definitely read it soon. :) Have a nice day!


message 497: by Ngaio

Ngaio Hi Anne
Thanks for the invite! :) youre books look really interesting, i will have to find them.


message 496: by Kassi (last edited Jul 30, 2011 11:44AM)

Kassi Rocha Hey Anne! thanks for the friend invite *-* I loved Academy 7 and I can't wait to read Aurelia and Exile =)


~Reeders~ Hi Anne! Thanks for the friend request. I loved Aurelia and Exile (THEY WERE AWESOME) and I cant wait to read Academy 7. :D


message 494: by Taznim

Taznim thanks for the recommend,Anne!


message 493: by Bryn

Bryn Thanks for the friends request! I loved Academy 7 :)


Shelley (Bella) Hi Anne! Thanks for the friend invite. Look forward to reading your books. It's always exciting to watch authors from Oregon find success.
Much luck and happy reading!


message 491: by Eloise

Eloise Hi! i would just like to say that Exile was AMAZING. I loved it! one of my favourite books :)


message 490: by Staysi

Staysi Thanks for the request! I just finished Aurelia a few days ago and completely fell in love with the characters. It's one of my favorites, as well as Academy 7. You're brilliant really. I can't wait to read Exile! :)


message 489: by Jessica

Jessica Moniz I look forward to reading your stories! :)
Thats awesome we have 61 books in common, its always nice to know someone else enjoyed a story


message 488: by Anne

Anne Osterlund Hi Ashlee,

Aurelia, Robert, and I hope you enjoy their stories!

Anne
(who let her cat out forty minutes ago and needs to go track her down now)

Ashlee wrote: "Hi! Thanks for the add! I'm looking forward to reading Aurelia and Exile :)
Ashlee"



message 487: by Anne

Anne Osterlund Hi Spleen,

Aurelia, Robert, and I hope you enjoy their first story! And I LOVE to send book recommendations so I hope at least some of them are helpful.

Anne
(who is very proud of herself for answering her profile messages quickly--for once)

Spleen wrote: "Hi Anne, thanks for adding me! :) i just ordered Aurelia online today and i cannot wait to read it!! I look forward to following your reviews on Goodreads.
Spleen"



message 486: by Anne

Anne Osterlund Hi Nicole,

Aerin, Dane, Aurelia, Robert, and I hope you enjoy their stories! I didn't know if I would like Leaving Paradise either. Generally am not a big fan of realistic fiction with "suffering" in it. But Simone's Perfect Chemistry series was such fun, I knew I needed to try this one. And I LOVED this first book.

Anne
(who blogged about revision aka "Climbing Down the Fire Escape" today)
www.anneosterlund.blogspot.com

♥Nicole♥ wrote: "thanks for recommending leaving paradise i've heard of it but i didn't know if i'd like it or not & i have all your books on my to-read shelf not just academy 7 (:"


message 485: by Ashlee

Ashlee Hi! Thanks for the add! I'm looking forward to reading Aurelia and Exile :)
Ashlee


message 484: by Pauline

Pauline Hi Anne, thanks for adding me! :) i just ordered Aurelia online today and i cannot wait to read it!! I look forward to following your reviews on Goodreads.
Spleen


message 483: by Anne

Anne Osterlund Hi Casey,

Yep. "Adding" works. Or "inviting." And that is about the extent of my online book networking expertise:)

My characters--Aurelia, Robert, Aerin, Dane--and I hope you enjoy their stories!

And yes! Aren't the covers GORGEOUS? Michael Frost and Theresa Evangelista are amazing!

Anne
(who is TRULY blessed in the realm of book covers)

Casey wrote: "Thank you for... adding me? Is that what it's called? Anyway, I would've thanked you sooner, but I didn't know that I could do this (I'm kind of new to goodreads) so anyway, I also just have to say..."


message 482: by Anne

Anne Osterlund Hi Jess,

You're welcome. Robert, Aurelia, and I hope you enjoy their stories!

Anne
(whose new kitty, Charlotte (gray and peach), has taken over both her house and her parents' house--despite the fact that the latter was already the gray and white kitty's territory)

Jessica wrote: "Thanks for the add! I very much look forward to reading your book! Jess"


message 481: by Anne

Anne Osterlund Hi Teresa,

Aerin, Dane, and I are thrilled you enjoyed their story! And Aurelia and Robert hope you enjoy theirs as well. It's funny what a big difference expectations make on how much you can enjoy a book. I spent one summer going through a BOX of books (maybe 30) I had failed to read over the school year. The last book--the VERY last one--The Sword of the Land by Noel-Anne Brennan turned out to be the best one. So much for assumptions! LOL.

Anne
(who needs to blog this weekend sometime in between tomorrow's melodrama and Monday's fourth of July booksale)

Teresa wrote: "So, because you found me on goodreads I read Academy 7 and really liked it. Totally not what I expected but was much more my kind of book because of it.

Hope to start Aurelia soon and hoping it..."



message 480: by Anne

Anne Osterlund Hi Ashley,

Aurelia, Robert, and I are thrilled you liked their first story! We hope you enjoy the expedition in Exile.

Anne
(who rewatched My Fair Lady for the millionth time last night and things Eliza & Henry are just FABULOUS characters)

Ashley wrote: "Anne, Thanks for adding me as a friend! I loved Aureila, and look forward to reading Exile!"


message 479: by Anne

Anne Osterlund Hi Ari,

Yay! Aurelia, Robert, and I hope you enjoy their expedition. It was QUITE a challenge!

Anne
(who is ALMOST caught up on answering all her late Goodreads messages)

Ari wrote: "Hello Anne! Thank you so much for adding me!
Aurelia was a lovely book, I'm going to try to get a copy of Exile now!"



message 478: by Anne

Anne Osterlund Hi Angie,

Aurelia, Robert, and I hope you enjoy their stories!

Anne
(who finished her first edited revision of her fourth book, Salvation, last week--yay!)

Angie wrote: "Thank you so much for the friend request! I am looking forward to reading both of your books and seeing what other books you can recommend!"


message 477: by Anne

Anne Osterlund Hi Diana,

Aurelia, Robert, and I hope you enjoy their first story!

Anne
(who has a blue notebook with over 20 full pages of to-read books on it--though SOME of the titles have now been crossed off!)

Diana wrote: "Thank you so much for the friend invite. Your books sound amazing. Happy I came across it yesterday. Hope to start it some time this month. I have been reading more books than I can keep track of L..."


message 476: by Anne

Anne Osterlund Hi Brittany,

"Awesome" is a great descriptor. Generally my ability to keep up to date on Goodreads adds is due to the fact that I can do so without any brain power whatsoever. A very important requirement after 8 1/2 hours with 27 sixth grade students.

Anne
(who is LOVING her summer)

Brittany wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite. That was a pretty quick turn around since I only put that on my to-read list in the last couple of days. That's very awesome of you to keep up with those things. I ..."


message 475: by Anne

Anne Osterlund Hi Wendy,

Oh, I can chat books FOREVER. Hence all my Goodreads comments/reviews despite the fact that my house can always use a TAD more cleaning.

Anne
(who went for a walk today with two very happy dogs named Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher)

Wendy Darling wrote: "Hi Anne,

Thanks for the friend-vite! I'm looking forward to checking out Academy 7 at some point. Look forward to chatting books with you!

WD"



message 474: by Anne

Anne Osterlund Hi Taznim,

I would LOVE to write a third book! (Actually the first draft is already done). Aurelia feels it is absolutely vital that I finish her story, so it's possible I may have no choice in the matter anyway.

You're welcome for all the book recs. I LOVE recommending books--as you've probably figured out. LOL.

Anne
(who actually just finished her new favorite read of the year--Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles)
Taznim wrote: "hi ANNE,
just finished EXILE,i loved it!hope there's more???!!!"



message 473: by Anne

Anne Osterlund Hi Lee,

Aurelia, Robert, Aerin, Dane, and I hope you enjoy their stories!

Anne
(who spends quite a bit of her blog talking to her characters because they are more interesting than talking to a blank computer screen)
www.anneosterlund.blogspot.com

Lee wrote: "Hi Anne. Thank you for the request. I'm so excited to read all of your books. :)"


message 472: by Anne

Anne Osterlund Hi Krysten,

You're welcome. Dane, Aerin, and I hope you enjoy their story!

Anne
(who has a kitty sleeping on a perch across the room from her)

Krysten wrote: "Thanks for the request! :)"


message 471: by Anne

Anne Osterlund Hi Gemma,

You're welcome. Dane, Aerin, and I hope you enjoy their story!

Anne
(who is currently reading a biography--gasp!--which only happens about once every 3-5 years)

Gemma wrote: "Hi Anne, thank you for your friendship. Looking forward to reading Academy 7! :)"


message 470: by Anne

Anne Osterlund Hi Stacey,

Dane, Aerin, and I are thrilled you enjoyed their story! And Robert and Aurelia hope you enjoy theirs as well.

Anne
(who has about four book ideas floating around in her head insisting that theirs should be the priority)

Stacey wrote: "Hey Anne! Thanks for the friend request! I loved Academy 7, it's definitely one of my top favorites and I'm planning on reading Aurelia soon! I'm sure I'll love it. :)"


message 469: by Anne

Anne Osterlund Hi Megan,

Yay! Aurelia and Robert are thrilled you enjoyed their first story! They hope you enjoy their expedition in Exile as well. And Aerin, Dane, and I hope you enjoy Academy 7.

Anne
(who is watering her long and hoping she won't forget to turn off the faucet before she falls asleep--a lapse in memory which has been known to happen)

Megan wrote: "heey! thanks for the friend request, so far I love the book Aurelia and I can't wait to read your other books! :)"


message 468: by Anne

Anne Osterlund Hi Michelle,

Aurelia, Robert, and I hope you enjoy their stories!

Anne
(who is running out of tags to put on her profile messages because she has once again waited TOO long to answer them--sigh)

Michelle wrote: "Thanks for the add. Look forward to getting to your books"


message 467: by Anne

Anne Osterlund Hi Jenna,

Aurelia, Robert, and I are thrilled you liked their first story! We hope you enjoy the expedition in Exile. It was QUITE a challenge!

Anne
(who is contemplating whether to read more about Nellie Oleson or rewatch her Season 2 Finale from American Dreams instead)

Jenna wrote: "Thanks for the add! I thought Aurelia was a beautiful book, and look forward to reading Exile. Best wishes! :)"


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