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    Lerner Publishing Group > Author-Illustrator-Details
    About our Author
    Marcia Lusted
    Marcia Amidon Lusted has written 130 books and more than 500 magazine articles for young readers. She is a freelance editor and writing instructor, as well as a musician. She lives in New Hampshire.
    5 questions for Marcia Amidon Lusted
    What was your favorite book when you were a child?
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
    What’s your favorite line from a book?
    "Ah, music! A magic beyond all we do here." -Professor Dumbledore, Harry Potter
    Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
    For kids: J. K. Rowling, Elizabeth Enright, Suzanne Collins. For adults: Donna Leon, David McCullough, Jacqueline Winspear
    Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
    I love to tell stories, both real and made-up ones.
    Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
    Read as much as you possibly can, and all different types of books.