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I’ve been out every night this week, speaking about my latest novel, “Twenty-one Truths About Love” to audiences of readers. At each event, a pile of books awaits me, and after I’m finished speaking, the folks who have purchased a book stand in line so that I can sign them. I can’t tell you how…

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Best cardboard box of the year showed up at my doorstep yesterday. Copies of my next novel, “Twenty-one Truths About Love,” have arrived. This is my fifth novel and my sixth book, and honestly, it was just as exciting as opening the box and seeing my first. There will always be a part of me…

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Thrilled to see that my next novel, “Twenty-one Truths About Love,” was listed in the Washington Post’s list of “The 18 books to read this fall!” A book comprised entirely of lists appearing on this prestigious list of books made my day.

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I’m not going to die, of course, but in a hypothetical world where death would come for even me, I think that some of the last words of Hemingway’s Robert Jordan in For Whom the Bell Tolls would be the perfect epitaph: “The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I…

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This is one of those moments when I’m going to apologize for complaining about something that really shouldn’t be a complaint. While visiting Pike Market in Seattle a couple weeks ago, we stopped in a great, little bookstore called Lion Heart Books, where we were thoroughly entertained by the owner, David Ghoddousi. His store didn’t…

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As you probably know, Toni Morrison died this week. The world lost a literary giant. I read every one of Morrison’s novels – mostly in college – and they frightened the hell out of me. I remember finishing The Bluest Eye and thinking, “Damn I’m never going to be able to write a novel if…

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A couple bits of book love that have me feeling great this week: One of the first reviews of my upcoming novel, Twenty-one Truths About Love, has arrived via Kirkus Reviews, an important book review magazine, and happily, it’s a good one! __________________________ Dan Mayrock is in a bind: He has not yet told his…

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I am celebrating my tenth anniversary in publishing today! On July 14, 2009, I published my first novel, Something Missing, with Broadway Books, a division of Doubleday, thus making a seemingly impossible dream come true. I can still remember walking into the now-defunct Borders Books and seeing my book on the shelf for the first…

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Thinking about writing a review of a book you enjoyed? Probably not, I know, but you should! Positive reviews help readers find books and make authors quite happy. The Other Mother, my sixth novel, won’t publish in the United States until sometime in 2020, but it’s available in the UK and abroad now. An unusual…

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