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Stephanie ElliotStephanie Elliot<div class="ExternalClass45B53E3862844FA695B8C537EDB77C67"><h2><a href="https://phoenix.overdrive.com/phoenix-phoenixpl/content/media/2916100" target="_blank"><em>​</em><em>Sad Perfect</em> by Stephanie Elliot​</a><br></h2><p><br>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="http://www.stephanieeditorial.com/" target="_blank">www.stephanieeditorial.com</a>.<br></p><p><br></p><h3>Q + A<br></h3><div><br></div><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">What inspired you to write this book?</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></h4><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">My daughter was diagnosed with a unique eating disorder called ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder). When she was in therapy, I wrote </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><em>Sad Perfect</em></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> based on our family’s experience as a way to understand what was going on.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">What attracted you to this genre: romance, mystery, non-fiction, etc.?</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></h4><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">I enjoy writing in the young adult space because kids are so impressionable.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">What book are you currently reading?</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></h4><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Currently reading </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><em>The Agathas</em> </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">by Liz Lawson and Kathleen Glasgow. And </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><em>The Counselors</em></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> by Jessica Goodman. I also recently read and loved </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><em>Family of Liars</em></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> by E. Lockhart. I’m looking forward to reading my friend Kelly de Vos’s book </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><em>Go Hunt Me</em></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">. And a fabulous adult novel I recently read was </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><em>Our Little World</em></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> by Karen Winn.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Are you writing anything now? If so, when will it come out?</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></h4><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">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.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">If you weren't a writer, what would you do?</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></h4><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">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!</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Do you use your local library?  If so, which library is it and what do you do there?</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></h4><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">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!</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> ​</span></p><br></div>

 

 

 

 

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