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Stephanie ElliotStephanie Elliot<div class="ExternalClass382987E6EEE94C77B762F696E21DE18D"><h2> <a href="https://phoenix.overdrive.com/phoenix-phoenixpl/content/media/2916100" target="_blank"><em>Sad Perfect</em> by Stephanie Elliot</a></h2><p>Stephanie Elliot is the author of the young adult novel, <em>Sad Perfect</em>, which was inspired by her daughter's journey with ARFID, Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. She writes about parenting, mental health issues, relationships, and more. An editor and advocate for authors, she lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her family. For more info, visit <a href="http://www.stephanieelliot.com/" target="_blank">www.stephanieelliot.com</a> or <a href="https://stephanieelliot.wixsite.com/stephanieeditorial" target="_blank">www.stephanieeditorial.com</a>.</p><h3>Q + A</h3><h4> What inspired you to write this book?</h4><p> My daughter was diagnosed with a unique eating disorder called ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder). When she was in therapy, I wrote <em>Sad Perfect</em> based on our family's experience as a way to understand what was going on.</p><h4> What attracted you to this genre: romance, mystery, non-fiction, etc.?</h4><p> I enjoy writing in the young adult space because kids are so impressionable.</p><h4> What book are you currently reading?</h4><p> Currently reading <em>The Agathas</em> by Liz Lawson and Kathleen Glasgow. And <em>The Counselors</em> by Jessica Goodman. I also recently read and loved <em>Family of Liars</em> by E. Lockhart. I'm looking forward to reading my friend Kelly de Vos's book <em>Go Hunt Me</em>. And a fabulous adult novel I recently read was <em>Our Little World</em> by Karen Winn.</p><h4> Are you writing anything now? If so, when will it come out?</h4><p> I am working on a new novel. I am not sure if it is going to be young adult or adult fiction. And there may or may not be a murder in it, and a swimming pool. I hope this book will see the light of day eventually, but for now, it lives not completely written on my laptop.</p><h4> If you weren't a writer, what would you do?</h4><p> When I'm not writing, I'm either editing other people's work or promoting other people's books in my job as a publicity manager for a book PR company. So, if I wasn't a writer, I would still be heavily involved in books and words!</p><h4> Do you use your local library?  If so, which library is it and what do you do there?</h4><p> Yes, I live very close to the Appaloosa Library, but don't get there as often as I would like! I love browsing the shelves and seeing what's new in YA!</p>​<br></div>

 

 

 

 

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