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    About our Author
    Sashi Kaufman
    Sashi Kaufman is a middle-school teacher and an author. She lives in Portland, Maine, with her family. Visit her online at www.sashikaufman.com.
    Awards
    Cream of the Crop for Children's and Young Adult Literature
    Maine Literary Book Award
    Missouri State Teacher's Association Reading Circle selection
    Booklist Top 10 Sports Books for Youth
    Maine Literary Book Award
    5 questions for Sashi Kaufman
    1.
    What was your favorite book when you were a child?

    The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

    All of a Kind Family by Sydney Taylor

    Alanna Series by Tamora Pierce

    2.
    What’s your favorite line from a book?
    ”Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
    ―J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    3.
    Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
    This is a brutal question so I’m going to have to answer just for YA:
    A. S. King
    Maggie Stiefvater
    Jandy Nelson
    4.
    Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
    I love to tell stories. I’ve been an avid reader since forever and I love the powerful role stories have played in my life. I wanted to be able to do that for others.
    5.
    Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
    Read what you love and write what you love.