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Eliot Schrefer

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I write books and then, by an astounding stroke of good fortune, someone publishes them. My first two books, Glamorous Disasters and The New Kid, were for adults, and then I had a momentous lunch with author/editor David Levithan when I became a young adult author.

Since then, you can blame me for a number of titles, including The School for Dangerous Girls, The Deadly Sister, and Endangered. Two things have come only recently in my career: a real confidence in plotting, and a realization that I write better stories when the characters are not me. When my protagonists are tweaked versions of myself (see: the first two novels above), they're amorphous and unknowable people--like I'm too deep inside to know which details are important for a r
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“A little self-hatred keeps a person interesting”
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“…the primary trait of young adult literature is that the author’s emphasis is on plot and character and not on his own brilliance. And because few people talk about whether a young adult work is commercial or literary; the two are still in sync, and everyone’s benefitting.”
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