(TV Series) (executive consultant) / (series developer)
S.E. 'Susie' Hinton
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(on the cast of The Outsiders
(1983)): I was a mother to all of them, and I wouldn't take any guff from any of them. If one of them acted up, I'd crack the whip and say, 'I'm going to cut your lines.' They were these goofy teenage boys, no adult guidance, no nothing. They wore me out.
Wrote "The Outsiders" at age 15, inspired after a friend was beaten up on his way home from the movies. The mother of one of her friends read the manuscript and contacted an agent based in New York. Viking signed her up for a small advance and the book was published when she was 19. Hinton's first royalty check was $10, and the book nearly went out of print. But librarians and teachers made it a ...