American writer best known for children’s and young adult novels. She received the Margaret A. 2010 for her contribution to fever 1793 book pdf adult literature. Laurie Beth Halse was born to Rev.
Joyce Holcomb Halse in Potsdam, New York. She grew up there with her younger sister, Lisa. As a student, she showed an early interest in writing, specifically during the second grade. Anderson enjoyed reading—especially science fiction and fantasy—as a teenager, but never envisioned herself becoming a writer. Anderson attended Fayetteville-Manlius High School, in Manlius, New York, a suburb of Syracuse. During Anderson’s senior year, she moved out of her parents’ house at the age of sixteen and lived as an exchange student for thirteen months on a pig farm in Denmark. After her experience in Denmark, Anderson moved back home to work at a clothing store, earning the minimum wage.
This motivated her to attend college. After attending Onondaga Community College, she transferred to Georgetown University in 1981 and graduated in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in languages and linguistics. Laurie Halse Anderson married Greg Anderson. In 1985, they had their first child, Stephanie Holcomb. Two years later, they had their second child, Meredith Lauren. Years later, Anderson moved back to Mexico, New York, and rekindled feelings with her childhood sweetheart, Scott Larrabee. Anderson eventually married—and is still married to—Larrabee.