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Nina LaCour grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her first job was at fourteen in an independent bookstore, and she has since worked in two others. She has tutored and taught in various places, from a juvenile hall to a private college. She now teaches English at an independent high school.

Of Hold Still, Nina says:

“This book is about loss, and it’s also about art. The loss part comes from a classmate’s suicide. I didn’t know him well, but learning of his death remains one of the most profoundly sad and confusing events of my teenage years. The art part comes from my mother, a high school photography teacher. A girl in one of her student’s photographs inspired the character of Ingrid. While I was writing, I learned how to develop and print
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Today is awesome for two reasons: 1) It's my BFF's birthday (Happy birthday, Amanda! I hope you're having fun in Montreal!), and 2) It's the day Hold Still, with its pretty, blue, paperback cover hits bookstore shelves. (Eek!)


In honor of the release, I'm answering some questions that you guys asked me. First, though, so that I don't keep you in suspense for much longer, the winner of the final...

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Katrina Hammock OH MY HOLY GOODNESS!!! I AM SO HAPPY AND EXCITED THAT YOU ADDED ME!!! I ABSOLUTELY FELL IN LOVE WITH YOUR BOOK IT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. YOU ARE SO AWESOME!!! WRITE MORE PLEASE :) THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ADDING ME, YOU MADE MY DAY, ACTUALLY YOU MADE MY WHOLE YEAR!!!


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