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Lisa Pliscou

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I grew up in California and on the beaches of Mexico where, during a good storm, the ocean would come flowing into the backyard. Excellent!My favorite book is THE MOVIEGOER; favorite movie, SERENITY; favorite comedian, Eddie Izzard ("Cake or death?").My defining characteristic is curiosity.I'm a vegetarian who gets annoyed when people are surprised that I don't eat every single vegetable in the ENTIRE WORLD.I collect sea glass.I am very bad at parallel parking.I like the theme of redemption in books and movies; it reinforces my belief in the possibility of change.Palindromes bug me.I'd like to learn more...

Sheryl McFarlane

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Sheryl McFarlane gave up sunny Arizona for love and the wild weather of the West Coast more than 30 years ago. She is the author of fourteen books for kids and teens, including the multi-award winning Waiting for the Whales and Jessie's Island. Sheryl teamed up with Sheena Lott for her most recent picture book, Island Santa. Her first young adult novel, The Smell of Paint, follows a track athlete and medal hopeful who faces unexpected hurdles both on and off the track. It was awarded the Moonbeam Award for Young Adult Fiction in the U. S and was a Best Books of the Year pick by the Canadian Children's Book...