Madisyn asked Laurie Halse Anderson:

Do you research a lot for your books, or do you find yourself basing them off personal experiences? I noticed as a young writer, I push myself towards either really heavy topics or something extremely lighthearted.

Laurie Halse Anderson Sounds to me like you are doing it right!

Some books need to be heavy, others need to be light. My books are usually the result of a bunch of research, a few of my own emotional truths and a little magic.

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