Hello, Laurie! You're my favorite author ever. You write about heavy topics, and I'm a high school student who wants to do the same. Why do write about such heavy topics? I've dealt with self harm, depression, and body image issues. I want to write about problems such as these to show awareness about them and to remind people that they're not alone. Do you have any advice for me?
Laurie Halse Anderson
My advice is to write what is in your heart. Also, know that the writing of issues that you've lived through can bring back painful feelings. You need to practice SUPER good self-care when working on a book like this.