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Interviews | September 2, 2014 1 comment
David Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
Liz GallagherDescribe your latest project.
The Opposite of Invisible tells the story of Alice, a fifteen-year-old Seattle girl, as she figures out the difference between a crush and love, and love and best-friendship. She's always been happy spending time in a metaphorical cocoon with her best friend, an outsider-artist boy named Jewel. But when Simon, a more popular boy and the object of Alice's secret crush, starts to notice her, she has to deal with the possibility of leaving a friend behind in order to explore her own potential.
Lisa Jahn-Clough! She's an author/illustrator of wonderful picture books that are subtly sophisticated, but what I most love are her Young Adult novels. The more recent of her two novels, Me, Penelope, is a vivid exploration of teenage desires and emotion.
Describe your most memorable teacher.
What is your favorite literary first line?
We went to the moon to have fun, but the moon turned out to completely suck.
From Feed by M. T. Anderson.
What is your favorite breakfast cereal?
What do you do for relaxation?
Name the best Simpsons episode of all time, and explain why it's the best.
What's your favorite holiday and why?
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Liz Gallagher is a former children's bookseller and early education teacher. She received her MFA in writing for children from Vermont College. The Opposite of Invisible is her first novel. She lives in Seattle, Washington.