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The True Story This Fiction Writer Has To Tell Today

(51) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 8:31 AM

Without fail, the first question I am asked at any author event is: Are your books based on your real life? Over the years I have come to realize that no matter how satisfying fiction is, it becomes that much better when it actually happened. My answer, no doubt, disappoints:...

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Do As I Say, Not As I Do... A Few Important Lessons for My Daughter

(6) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 1:03 PM

My new novel, Beautiful Day, is about a wedding. The bride-to-be, Jenna Carmichael, lost her mother, Beth, seven years earlier, a source of enormous sadness. But Beth was smart enough to leave behind a notebook, which included all of her thoughts, ideas and preferences for Jenna's wedding, to be read...

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