Professional athletes who do more than one sport have always intrigued me. Most professionals train their entire lives to hone skills in one craft. So how do some amazing people do more than one? Illinois author Joelle Charbonneau is a rising star in YA fiction, with the second in her bestselling Testing thriller trilogy, Independent Study, due out 1/7. But she is also an accomplished opera performer, and an award winning author of adult mysteries. I’ve attended some of her excellent trainings also. I’m so excited that she and I are going to lead a talk at the Spring Fling conference in April on writing and promoting books for teen and adult audiences. I’d be delighted to have one of these talents, and I was excited to include her in my series of authors who inspire me, as part of the book celebration for my teen mystery, Taking the High Ground. This is a coincidence, as I started writing the book before I met her, but my main character’s name is Joelle. Here’s how Joelle Charbonneau answered my five questions:
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