Elana K. Arnold, author of YA books Damsel, What Girls Are Made Of, Infandous, and Middle Grade series A Boy Called Bat, and many more, talks about working until the book feels worthy, reusing structure, and uncovering a deep well of rage in her writing.
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What Girls Are Made Of went on to be a finalist for the National Book Awards
Elana is a huge fan of Game of Thrones (tv show), specifically the dragons
An Ordinary Day by Elana K. Arnold (picture book coming out next year)
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