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Author photo. Author Karen Cushman at the 2016 Texas Book Festival. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53330002" rel="nofollow" target="_top">https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53330002</a>

Author Karen Cushman at the 2016 Texas Book Festival. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53330002

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According to Karen Cushman's web site: When I was little, my Polish grandpa took me for walks through the alleys of Chicago. I would collect treasures — rubber bands and marbles, perfectly good pencils, maple leaves and robins’ eggs — and take them home to put in a box under my bed. I think that’s what being a writer is like. The treasures I collect now are bits of information fantasies memories, and imaginings, and I take them and put them in a story.
I write historical fiction, novels that may be about made up characters and events but take place in a real time or place.
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