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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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There is something to be said about the golden age of literature: The time when television, film, video games, and the internet did not steal away eyeballs of potential readers. Authors like Fitzgerald, Hughes, and Austin had enormous audiences of readers just waiting for their next books, aching for a new story or poem, because reading…

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I received an email from a mother and son from Columbia, who just finished reading Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend. She explained that it’s a tradition in her country to sign the last page and date it when finished reading a book.  She sent me a photo of the last page.  I love this idea.…

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Here is Juan Carlos. a boy in Columbia who is reading the Spanish edition of Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend. His mother was kind enough to write to me about how much he loves the book and send me this photo.  Yes, this is the best part about being a writer.  I’m working on my…

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Sometimes characters in my books speak words and think things that I would never speak or think myself.  Other times characters say words and think things that are directly from my heart and soul. In these cases, these characters are speaking on my behalf.   In Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Budo lists the three things…

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I’ve been fortunate enough to have my novels translated and published in more than 25 countries around the world. Just this week I heard from readers in Mexico, France, Brazil, and Australia, including two students who are reading Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend in school and one woman who strongly believes that Something Missing must be…

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There is nothing more humbling and thrilling than receiving fan art from a reader. I’ve received quite a bit over the years and seen even more on social media and the Internet.  Since Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend has been nominated for a Nutmeg Award, the amount of fan art related to this book has…

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