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Lauren Gibaldi

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Public librarian and author of THE NIGHT WE SAID YES, MATT'S STORY (a Night We Said Yes novella), AUTOFOCUS, and THIS TINY PERFECT WORLD, all with HarperTeen / HarperCollins. Fan of dinosaurs and cheesy jokes. And you. ...more

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BATTLE OF THE BANDS!

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I’m so excited to announce that BATTLE OF THE BANDS is being published by Candlewick!! Co-edited by amazing author/agent Eric Smith and I, the anthology will feature 16 stories written by 16 different authors (including us), telling the story of a one-night battle of the bands. Each chapter will be its own story about a support person, audience member, or band itself. Then, all s

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“It was my favorite part of the night - when the evening's events were still unknown and unpredictable. It was the sense of possibility that I loved, the idea that anything could happen next.”
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“I've spent my life on the road, trying to find home, when really, you were always home to me.”
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