S: Life of Leslie Connor
FC: The life of Leslie Connor | Waiting for Normal | By:Payton Lile
1: Leslie was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She took dance and gymnastics as a kid.
2: In the 4th grade she moved to New York, because her dad got a job offer working at a printing company.
3: She attended Roxbury Community College and got a degree in agriculture.
4: She currently lives in Connecticut Woods with her husband and 3 kids that are all around the age of 16.
5: Her whole life she has enjoyed cooking home maid pizza, chocolate, and soup! She loves cooking because it is something that she can share with the whole family.
6: She loves to write at night because it helps her fall asleep. Also she will write about her dreams to get her started on a book.
7: Leslie's mom would take pictures of the kids and glue them on to make a Christmas card.
8: Her favorite spot to write was surrounded by windows and full of chairs.This is also where she would read her fan mail.
9: One of her books takes about a year to write, she will also use her friends as some of her characters.
10: Leslie likes reading nonfiction, but likes writing fiction. When she was exactly like Laura Ingalls Wilder.
11: She mainly writes for 11 and up, her youngest kid book was called "Mrs. Birdie Chose a Shovel."
12: In her free time she will draw, hike or cook with her husband.
13: Leslie has always been a dog lover. Her two dogs are Atticus and Luya.
14: Some books she has written are Crunch, Waiting for Normal, Miss Birdie, and Dead on Towline.
15: Waiting for Normal is my favorite book by her. The main character is about a girl named Addie who is around the age of 12.
16: Addie loved her life in the beginning, she lived with her dad, mom, and her two sisters. Until the parents got in a big fight so Addie and her mom left and her mom and dad got a divorce later.
17: When Addie and her mom moved they went to a green trailer, right beside the railroad. | Addie will try to make things better by staying positive and helping others.
18: Eventually at the end of the book Addie`s mom falls in love with a guy named Dwight. He has two little girls and a fish tank which Addie has | always wanted.
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