Laurie Halse Anderson on Nightmares, Writing, and Teen Audiences

Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, offers some amazing insights in this brief interview. She discusses how a nightmare influenced her story, how an editor told her that "teens don't read," and how surprising it was when Speak became an award-winning novel.

This is good stuff, people.

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