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    Lerner Publishing Group > Author-Illustrator-Details
    About our Author
    Elana Arnold
    Elana K. Arnold is the author of several books for young readers. She lives in Huntington Beach, California, with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of animals.
    ALAN Pick
    Amelia Bloomer Project List
    Moonbeam Children's Book Award
    Westchester Fiction Award
    YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
    Amelia Bloomer Project List
    California Book Awards
    Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    Golden Kite Award
    ILA Young Adults' Choices
    Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year
    National Book Award for Young People's Literature
    New York Public Library Best Books for Teens
    School Library Journal Best Book
    YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
    5 questions for Elana K. Arnold
    What was your favorite book when you were a child?
    Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
    What’s your favorite line from a book?

    "Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.”  Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

    Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

    Phillip Pullman, Cheryl Strayed, and John Irving

    Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
    Since childhood, it’s been clear to me that one life is not enough. Writing allows me to explore alternate realities, personalities, and opportunities. 
    Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
    People—teachers, parents, friends—may tell you that your story isn’t important or worth telling. They are wrong. Tell your story, and be gentle with yourself. There is time.