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Lois Metzger was born in Queens, New York City. Three of her five young-adult novels take place in Belle Heights, an invented Queens neighborhood that is boring on purpose to stand in stark contrast to the dramatic life of her characters. She has also written two nonfiction books about the Holocaust, and has edited five anthologies of original short stories. She lives near Washington Square Park in New York with her husband, son, and a tuxedo cat. Someone once told her that black-and-white cats were the best, which she thought made no sense. Now she's a believer.


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Lois Metzger Grace, thank you so much for writing and I'm so glad you liked the book! A Trick of the Light went through many, many drafts. Originally Mike told his…moreGrace, thank you so much for writing and I'm so glad you liked the book! A Trick of the Light went through many, many drafts. Originally Mike told his own story. Then Amber told her side of things. Then his mom. The "voice" was always there--in everything I read about eating disorders, people spoke about a voice in their heads pushing them to more and more destructive behavior. With each draft, no matter the narrator, the voice got stronger and more present. At one point I was struggling with something and the voice told me, "Just let me tell it!" So I did. Thank you, again! (less)
Lois Metzger This is something I discovered by accident. When I first started out, I wrote the diaries of three characters. Every day, I wrote about what had happe…moreThis is something I discovered by accident. When I first started out, I wrote the diaries of three characters. Every day, I wrote about what had happened to them that day, sometimes telling the same event three different ways. When I was in college, I wanted to enter a short-story contest, so I wrote a story about these three characters. The story felt ready-made because I already knew the characters so well. This is what I would recommend, to write the diaries, or the journals, or the blogs, anything that gets at the inner lives of your characters. In my case, the diary entries came to hundreds of pages, and the story was only 11 pages. I won $50.(less)
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"Of late, I have been blown away by the quality literature written and marketed for young adults. Some of the characteristics of "quality" for me in relation to this genre are:
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" But a name was - well, important. It gave you a place on earth that was all your own.

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"Riveting and extraordinary near-future tale of identity and loss."
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Beautiful biography! It's told in a story-like manner, and L.M. Montgomery comes to vivid life. Maud's story is ultimately uplifting and triumphant--and unforgettable.
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