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I’m not sure if other authors feel this way, but most days, I don’t feel like a real author. Its ridiculous but true. I’ve published three novels – two with Doubleday and one with St. Martin’s Press – and I have a fourth publishing in September. My last book was translated into more than 25…

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A screen shot of a highlighted section of Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, posted by a reader. Seriously, there are no better people in the world than readers. And especially readers who highlight sections of the text that meant so much to me while writing the book. 

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A reader from overseas sent me this collage my the covers of Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, including two that I had never seen before.

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My heart still skips a beat every time I see one of my novels on a shelf in a bookstore or a library. I’m so glad.   Never take good fortune for granted. Never allow something that once thrilled you to become commonplace. Remember your roots. If only I could take my own advice. I…

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Students at Gavit High School in Hammond, Indiana read Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend in English class, and a group of them wrote and produced raps about the book. I’ve never been a huge fan of of rap, but these two songs are definitely an exception: http://www.smule.com/p/282065249_78027425 http://www.smule.com/p/282065249_78028372

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Last week I attended the meeting of Sheltering Trees, a book club in Wallingford, Connecticut. The members of the group (more than a dozen ladies ranging in ages from their twenties to their seventies) were kind enough to read Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, so I joined them for their discussion. As expected, it was…

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I haven’t received a copy yet, but a reader in the Czech Republic sent me a photograph of my Czech edition of Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend. It’s the twenty-first language that the book has been translated into, and I love it. I think the cover is beautiful. One of my favorites. 

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A few years ago, I posted a list of all the jobs I have held in my life in chronological order.  It was an interesting exercise that I highly recommend. Things have changed since I first posted the list, so here is my updated list: 1. Farm laborer, Blackstone, MA: When I was 12-years old,…

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