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Arianne Costner is a past English teacher who lives in the middle of the desert with two toddlers bent on destroying her house. When she isn't writing, she can be found playing the piano and composing music. She was a Pitchwars mentee in 2017, and a Pitchwars mentor in 2018. Her debut, MY LIFE AS A POTATO, is being published by Random House in Spring 2020, with a second novel to follow in 2021. ...more

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Arianne Costner I was at a college sports game, and as I was watching the mascot do some crazy dance, I said to my husband, "I should write a book about a mascot. Lik…moreI was at a college sports game, and as I was watching the mascot do some crazy dance, I said to my husband, "I should write a book about a mascot. Like, a mascot that is something totally dorky and he doesn't want anyone to know about it." My husband suggested that there are potato mascots in Idaho, and that sealed the deal. My seventh grade students at the time were obsessed with potatoes and thought they were hilarious. And they really kind of are. :) (less)
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My Life as a Potato

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Confessions of a Class Clown by Arianne Costner
"I've been a fan of Arianne Costner's writing since her debut middle grade "My Life as a Potato" a couple of years ago, and this hilarious follow-up did not disappoint. Main character Jack Reynolds is a class clown and budding MyTube star until one of" Read more of this review »
Confessions of a Class Clown by Arianne Costner
"Oh how I wish I had this book when I was a kid!

There are a lot of layers here, and I'll try to explain them without being too reductive. Yes, we start our story with Jack (a self-identified class clown) and the wacky antics he performs in a quest to " Read more of this review »
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A sweet and realistic look at depression from the POV of a loving sister. The last chapter of this book, particularly the last few paragraphs, really touched me and had me crying. Although it contains sadness, it is sprinkled with hope and love. The ...more
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This book is dear to my heart because of the messages inside: social media cannot capture reality, human connection is vital for the soul, and people are infinitely more layered than the impressions they give off. It is my hope and prayer that CONFES ...more
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