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Interview: Natalie Standiford, author of How to Say Goodbye in Robot

Dec 10, 2009

December 2009

In this interview with’s Terry Miller Shannon, Natalie Standiford --- author of The Dating Game series, as well as the newly released HOW TO SAY GOODBYE IN ROBOT --- explains what prompted her to write a story about the complicated friendship between two isolated teens and discusses how her own upbringing in Baltimore inspired its setting. She also describes her reaction to seeing a copy of the finished book for the first time, names a few of her writing influences --- which range from children's author Beverly Cleary to filmmaker Wes Anderson --- and shares details about her next book, CONFESSIONS OF THE SULLIVAN SISTERS, due out next fall.