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Louis Sachar

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Louis Sachar (pronounced Sacker), born March 20, 1954, is an American author of children's books.

Louis was born in East Meadow, New York, in 1954. When he was nine, he moved to Tustin, California. He went to college at the University of California at Berkeley and graduated in 1976, as an economics major. The next year, he wrote his first book, Sideways Stories from Wayside School .

He was working at a sweater warehouse during the day and wrote at night. Almost a year later, he was fired from the job. He decided to go to law school. He attended Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.

His first book was published while he was in law school. He graduated in 1980. For the next eight years he worked part-time as a lawyer and continued to t
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Louis Sachar I wish I got inspiration. The most important thing for me is routine. I write about two hours every morning, whether I'm feeling inspired or not. Even…moreI wish I got inspiration. The most important thing for me is routine. I write about two hours every morning, whether I'm feeling inspired or not. Eventually ideas form, and by returning every day, I'm able to build on those ideas.(less)
Louis Sachar This is a question I never answer, and I don't like saying whether or not I'm working on anything. It takes me two years to write a book, and during t…moreThis is a question I never answer, and I don't like saying whether or not I'm working on anything. It takes me two years to write a book, and during that time, I never tell anyone, my wife, my daughter, my agent, what it is I'm working. By holding it in, it forces me to write it.(less)
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Barnes and Nobel has launched a summer reading program for students in grades 1-6. Sideways Stories from Wayside School is one of the possible prizes if you read 8 books by the end of august. Check out their website or my facebook page for more information.
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Louis Sachar answered Iris's question: Louis Sachar
well, we were all kids once, so you can always try to connect with who you used to be. It probably helps to have experience with them.
Louis Sachar answered Vlakc Ff's question: Louis Sachar
I wrote stories, but didn't make pretend books.
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“If only, if only," the woodpecker sighs,
"The bark on the tree was as soft as the skies."
While the wolf waits below, hungry and lonely,
Crying to the moo-oo-oon,
"If only, If only.”
Louis Sachar, Holes

“I'm not saying it's going to be easy. Nothing in life is easy. But that's no reason to give up. You'll be surprised what you can accomplish if you set your mind to it. After all, you only have one life, so you should try to make the most of it.”
Louis Sachar

“You need a reason to be sad. You don't need a reason to be happy.”
Louis Sachar, Sideways Stories from Wayside School

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