Libby, Alisa M.

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Libby, Alisa M.

Personal

Born in Natick, MA; married. Education: Emerson College, B.F.A. (writing), 1999. Hobbies and other interests: Writing, traveling, reading.

Addresses

Home—Boston, MA. Agent—Zachary Shuster Harmsworth, 535 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116. E-mail—[email protected]

Career

Author.

Writings

The Blood Confession, Dutton Books (New York, NY), 2006.

Sidelights

Alisa M. Libby told SATA: "I've always been interested in writing, ever since I was a child. I don't feel quite right unless I'm inspired by something or in the midst of a project. It can be frustrating work when I don't know where a particular story line is headed, or if my vision of the final product becomes clouded. But I find joy in the craft of writing, and the tribulations are a necessary—if unpleasant—part of that process. I'm always on the hunt for inspiration, in everything I see, hear, and read. Most of what I've learned about writing has come from reading critically and dissecting books that I like and dislike, to discover what works for me as a reader and a writer."

Biographical and Critical Sources

PERIODICALS

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, November, 2006, Karen Coats, review of The Blood Confession, p. 133.

Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2006, review of The Blood Confession, p. 726.

School Library Journal, November, 2006, Michele Capozzella, review of The Blood Confession, p. 140.

ONLINE

Alisa M. Libby Home Page,http://www.alisalibby.com (April 20, 2008).

Alisa M. Libby Web log,http://www.alisamlibby.wordpress.com (April 20, 2008).