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Crissa-Jean Chappell was born in Miami, Florida and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her debut novel, TOTAL CONSTANT ORDER (HarperTeen) is a NYPL Book For The Teen Age, a Florida Book Award medalist, and a VOYA Perfect Ten. MORE THAN GOOD ENOUGH (Flux) is her most recent novel, which Kirkus calls, "compelling and emotionally nuanced." Chappell holds an MFA in screenwriting and a PhD in interdisciplinary studies. She has taught creative writing and film classes for over ten years. When she misses her home in South Florida, she talks to the wild parrots in Prospect Park.





"I believe in writing with secrets..."



The words belong to Sadie—a young writer from a high school in New England. When I received her first letter this winter, I was impressed with her wise and thoughtful reflections on creativity (Sadie plans on directing films someday). She had read my debut novel, Total Constant Order, and wanted to know: How did you start writing?

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Average rating: 3.93 · 2,031 ratings · 458 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Total Constant Order
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 277 ratings — published 2007 — 10 editions
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3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 170 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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More Than Good Enough
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