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Elizabeth Fama

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Elizabeth Fama is the author of Plus One (FSG, 2014), Monstrous Beauty (FSG, 2012), a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection and Odyssey Award honor winner, and Overboard (Cricket Books, 2002), an ALA Best Books for Young Adults.

(You're absolutely welcome to follow me on Goodreads, but I won't seem very interesting as a reader here. While I'm an active lurker on GR, I keep all of my personal thoughts about what I'm reading on an anonymous Booklikes account.)

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Elizabeth Fama Hi Rosalie! I wrote and sold PLUS ONE as a standalone. What I didn't know then was how much I'd continue to worry about Sol and D'Arcy when I was done…moreHi Rosalie! I wrote and sold PLUS ONE as a standalone. What I didn't know then was how much I'd continue to worry about Sol and D'Arcy when I was done, and that Grady Hastings would regularly wake me up at 4 AM, annoyed as heck with me for not letting him finish his work. I often wonder whether I should write a follow-up novel, just to silence him.

P.S. for more of the world of PLUS ONE, there's a free Tor.com short story written in Gigi's voice. Search "Elizabeth Fama" and "Noma Girl" and you'll find it. (Alas, it's a prequel.) (less)
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It is about death
and dying
and four boys in a car
with a dead body
unembalmed
all of them
all of us
headed toward
a hole in the ground.
It is about living…more

It is about death
and dying
and four boys in a car
with a dead body
unembalmed
all of them
all of us
headed toward
a hole in the ground.
It is about living.(less)
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Let's Have an ALA After-Party!

Well, I didn't win an American Library Association award this year, but that doesn't mean I can't host an after-party!

Have I told you that my husband and I are on sabbatical at Stanford this year? We're renting a house with a big ol' yard, and the weather is kind of insanely perfect on the peninsula. All of which means: outdoor ALA par-tay!

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I hadn't thought of it, no! But my current manuscript is historical fiction, set in 16th-century Italy, and interspersed between the events of the book are these odd little chapters covering the lives of several female saints. :)
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Hi Sarah! Thank you for thinking of me with this question. Some readers see MONSTROUS BEAUTY as a riff on Hans Christian Andersen's DEN LILLE HAVFRUE (The Little Mermaid). So in some ways I may have already accidentally written a book with a fairy-ta See Full Answer
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Mike Mignola is my 17 year-old son's hero, and now he's mine. He's famous for the longer Hellboy stories, of course, but the short stories in The Chained Coffin and Others are a great medium for him. His interests lie in old folk tales (English, Iris ...more
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“She wanted a smile that was meant only for her.”
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“There is no satisfaction in eternity,' she said. 'There is only loss.”
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“When you give your heart to the ocean, you either drown, or spend your life wishing you had drowned.”
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