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Becky Albertalli

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Becky Albertalli is the author of the acclaimed novels Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (film: Love, Simon), The Upside of Unrequited, and Leah on the Offbeat. She is also the co-author of What If It's Us with Adam Silvera. A former clinical psychologist who specialized in working with children and teens, Becky lives with her family in Atlanta. You can visit her online at www.beckyalbertalli.com.
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Becky Albertalli I am so happy I was able to activate your feels! I am actually working on rewrites for a loose companion book to Simon, tentatively expected to publis…moreI am so happy I was able to activate your feels! I am actually working on rewrites for a loose companion book to Simon, tentatively expected to publish in the fall of 2016!(less)
Becky Albertalli This is such an important question, and I'm so glad to have the opportunity to answer it. Being both an author and a psychologist requires a tricky ki…moreThis is such an important question, and I'm so glad to have the opportunity to answer it. Being both an author and a psychologist requires a tricky kind of balance. I loved having the chance to spend time in a high school, and I think working in that environment absolutely helped me get into the mindset for writing YA. However, I was (and always will be) super careful not to base any characters on students or clients I've worked with. As a psychologist, my clients have trusted me with their private thoughts and emotional experiences, and there is nothing more important to me than maintaining their confidentiality.

In a general sense, though, I am very inspired by the students I've gotten to know, and I try to let their courage, humor, and wisdom inform both my writing and my day-to-day choices!

(Also: hi, John! <3)(less)
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“Why is straight the default? Everyone should have to declare one way or another, and it shouldn't be this big awkward thing whether you're straight, gay, bi, or whatever. I'm just saying.”
Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

“White shouldn't be the default any more than straight should be the default. There shouldn't even be a default.”
Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
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“People really are like house with vast rooms and tiny windows. And maybe it's a good thing, the way we never stop surprising each other.”
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