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Jane Kelley

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Jane Kelley lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and her daughter. She was the 2013 Thurber House Children's Writer in Residence. Jane says, “I grew up in Wisconsin, near a forest that was my refuge and a source of inspiration. I still love to be in nature, whether I’m exploring Vermont or an untamed corner of our city park. No wonder I wrote my first book about a girl who finds herself by getting lost in the woods.”


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Jane Kelley I view "writer's block" as a useful tool. If I get stuck, I know it's because I've gotten off track. I retrace my steps to the last section I felt…moreI view "writer's block" as a useful tool. If I get stuck, I know it's because I've gotten off track. I retrace my steps to the last section I felt good about and head off in a better direction. (less)
Jane Kelley Being a writer gives me an excuse to day dream and read--which of course I would be doing anyway. It also gives me the chance to make things come out…moreBeing a writer gives me an excuse to day dream and read--which of course I would be doing anyway. It also gives me the chance to make things come out right. I can punish bullies, reward true friends, and make happy-ever-afters.(less)
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Holly Schindler is the author of four traditionally published books. Her work has received starred reviews in Booklist and Publishers' Weekly, and has been featured on Booklist's Best First Novels for Youth and School Library Journal's What's Hot in YA. Fifth Avenue Fidos, her first independently published book, is out tomorrow. I invited her to answer some questions about it.

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The Desperate Adventures of Zeno & Alya (Children's Books)
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Description: An orphaned African grey parrot. A girl who has forgotten how to try. Will their encounter help them journey through storms inside and out?
The Girl Behind The Glass (Children's Books)
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Description: Twins move into the house on Hemlock Road, but someone -- or something -- is already there.

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This love story between a young woman and a young man captures the playful, tender, truthful parts of romance. Often Lucas and Juliet just look into each other and see what no one else has ever seen. I have always been a sucker for that kind of love! ...more
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"An alarm buzzed. A phone rang. Theme music from a news program played. A clock chimed ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen times. The alarm buzzed again louder and louder. And louder. No one turned it off. No one got up and put food in the shiny aluminum..." Read more of this chapter »
" Did I know that? Maybe. Subliminally? I can't wait for you to read it too!
I got interested in them because of reading about Alex.
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I think I'll go back to imagining these sorts of experiences.
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Three Lives to Live by Anne Lindbergh
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T.H. White
“The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.”
T.H. White, The Once and Future King




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