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Alice Kuipers

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I was born in London, England, and I moved to Canada in 2003 when I fell in love with a Canadian. We live in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, which took a while for me to learn how to spell. I have four children, a girl and three boys.

My first novel, Life on the Refrigerator Door, was published in 29 countries, won several awards and was named as a New York Times book for the Teen Age. My second is called Lost For Words in the US, and The Worst Thing She Ever Did everywhere else. It won the Arthur Ellis Award, was shortlisted for the White Pine and Willow Awards, and was published in eight territories. 40 Things I Want To Tell You is my Y
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I'd love to come to Regina but I haven't got any upcoming plans to be there. I'm so glad you liked 40 Things, thank you. Next time I'm in…more
Hi Grace,
I'd love to come to Regina but I haven't got any upcoming plans to be there. I'm so glad you liked 40 Things, thank you. Next time I'm in your lovely city, I'll definitely sign your books for you.
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Alice Kuipers This is a great question, Amy. It's hard to answer without giving anything away. When I wrote a first draft of the novel, there were certain things I…moreThis is a great question, Amy. It's hard to answer without giving anything away. When I wrote a first draft of the novel, there were certain things I knew had to happen. Kurt's story happened like that, for example. But for a while, I found it hard to be sure who would survive. I tried different options. After lots of rewriting, this felt like the right story and the right outcome. But it was tricky to get everything to come together.(less)
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