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  1. Hi Gabrielle! Omg I can’t believe I am actually writing to you. Your book elsewhere is my favorite book!!! I was just wondering, because this bothers me whenever I read the book, is Zoe Liz’s mom at the end of the book? Please respond and email me. You probably won’t get this though. You are my favorite author and my biggest inspiration. Thanks! I really need to know. I have been telling all of my friends about this book and they are in love with it too! Take care, Payton

    1. Hi Payton, OMG yourself! I am, of course, delighted to hear that Elsewhere is your favorite book. … Would you believe that in the eight years since the book came out, no one has ever asked your question? And now to answer it! You are very clever, and I certainly believe the dates would work out for Zooey to be Liz’s mom. However, I don’t tell the reader anything about Liz’s next life in the text because I don’t want the reader to know anything about it. I want the reader to be able to imagine that Liz could be born to anyone, anywhere, and could go on to do anything. (I sometimes wonder if it was even too much information to say the baby had been born female.) Thanks again for writing, reading, and for telling all your friends to read the book! Yours, Gabrielle

  2. Hey Gabrielle. I chose you for one of the biggest projects of my eighth grade year, an in depth author study. You were always on top of my list because I enjoy your style and creativeness of writing.
    The following questions are involved in my project and I would appreciate it dearly if you could respond with the answers;

    Were there any historical events that helped shape why you wrote about a particular topic and/or themes?
    Were there any social influences (people, events, education) that helped shape why you wrote about a particular topic and/or themes or patterns?
    How did the your professional career help shape why you wrote about particular topic and/or these themes or patterns?
    Were there any personal perspectives and experiences that helped shape why you wrote about a particular topic and/or themes or patterns?
    You do not need to answer all of them. It’s out of experience I guess.
    I’d really appreciate it. Thank you so much ❤
    -Mia Brenner

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