L.K. Madigan (lkmadigan) wrote,
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LHA in the House

Laurie Halse Anderson halseanderson came to Portland.

Yes, she did!

She said that after 24 hours in our city, she's pretty sure she could live here. She likes rain (well, that is key), and librarians and artists and people who care about the environment. We do have an abundance of those things.

She said lots of wise and funny stuff about:

writing and
teens and
her childhood and
terrible first drafts and
the joy of revising and
the voices in her head and
the five endings she wrote for TWISTED and
being cast as the Lunch Lady in the movie of SPEAK and
her upcoming novels about the Revolutionary War and
why she chose yellow fever for her historical fiction ("it was more gross") and ...

much more.

And I think she's probably fun to have a margarita with. At one point, this big rumble sounded overhead - probably some ancient heating system in the Old Church - and she said, without missing a beat, "That's God."

lisa_schroeder and I sat together and marveled at the number of actual teens and tweens who showed up on a rainy Monday night to hang with their favorite author.

Until Laurie is ready to relocate to Puddletown - we'll keep the rain coming, and the libraries awesome.
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