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Blue Balliett

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Blue Balliett


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in New York City , The United States
January 01, 1955

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I was born in New York City and grew up playing in Central Park, getting my share of scraped knees, and riding many public buses and subways. By the time I was a teenager, I sometimes stopped at the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Frick Museum after school, just to wander and look and think. The Met has five Vermeer paintings and the Frick three, so Vermeer and I have been friends for many years.
After studying art history in college, I moved to Nantucket Island, in Massachusetts, in order to write. I surprised myself by writing two books of ghost stories, stories collected by interviewing people. My husband and I met and were married on Nantucket, lived there year-round for another 10 years, and had our two children there.
When our kids st
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Juicy Secrets






In celebration of the release of my latest novel, Out of the Wild Night, I was interviewed by my amazing
editor, David Levithan. David convinced me to share a few juicy secrets about writing, ghosts and
Nantucket – things I’ve certainly never talked about before. Here goes:





David Levithan: Hello, Blue! I’m very thrilled to be talking to you today about your new novel, Out of the
Wild Night. It’s been Read more of this blog post »
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Quotes by Blue Balliett  (?)
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“The greatest art belongs to the world. Do not be intimidated by the experts. Trust your instincts. Do not be afraid to go against what you were taught, or what you were told to see or believe. Every person, every set of eyes, has the right to the truth.”
Blue Balliett, Chasing Vermeer
tags: art, truth

“What was a foreigner, anyway? Is the place you're born the only place you really belong? At what point do you stop being from "away" and start being from "here"?”
Blue Balliett, The Calder Game

“Passing time isn't a steady thing. People try to measure it, but some days seem to have years packed into them, and others pass in the blink of an eye. Some days matter, and others don't.”
Blue Balliett, The Calder Game

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