Christine Johnson

Christine Johnson grew up in, moved away from, and finally came home to Indianapolis, Indiana. While she was in the “away” part of that adventure, she lived in Chicago, Illinois, where she attended DePaul University and majored in Political Science. She now lives in an old house in an old neighborhood with her kids and way too many books. Find her on the web at http://www.christinejohnsonbooks.com/ and on Twitter @cjohnsonbooks.

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In a one-of-a-kind collaboration, seventeen of the most recognizable YA writers—including Shaun David Hutchinson, Neal and Brendan Shusterman, and Beth Revis—come together to share the viewpoints of a group of students affected by a school shooting.It took only twenty-two minutes for Kirby Matheson to exit his car, march onto the school grounds, enter the gymnasium, and open fire, killing six and injuring five others.But this isn’t a story about the shooting itself. This...

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Leap and the net will appear - Zen saying

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Cockroaches. They *scuttle* and I can't handle that.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Jane Eyre. If I only had to pick one, it would be her.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. This is a really hard question. I love food. I love buying it, cooking it, ordering it in restaurants and most of all, eating it. I could probably eat only Indian food for the rest of my days, but picking one dish is impossible!

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. I think there are big kinds of perfect happiness and little kinds. My husband, my kids, seeing the dream of being a published author come to pass - those are the big kind. But I really revel in the littler moments. Like: a rainy, chilly dark fall night. Sweater weather. Cider weather. Fire-in-the-fireplace weather. Got it? Okay. So add to that sleeping kids in a quiet house, five pages of freshly-written stuff saved on the computer and a book I've been dying to read sitting on the arm of my favorite chair, ready to be opened. What ensues in the next hour - reading, sipping the cider, listening to the fire inside and the rain against the windows - that's one of those moments that I live for, when I wouldn't change a thing. When I am perfectly happy just as I am.

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