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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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The Turkish edition of The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs has arrived! It never stops being exciting to see the international editions of my books arrive on my doorstep. Just this week we sold the Taiwanese rights to my next novel, 16 Truths About Love, which will publish in the fall of 2019. And The…

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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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The paperback edition of my fourth novel, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs, is finally out! If you didn’t have an opportunity to read the hardcover, now is the time to purchase the paperback with it’s brand new cover. Order online or purchase in your local bookstore. And if your bookstore isn’t carrying the paperback,…

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I have no definitive favorite first line of a novel, though I am partial to the first line of Slaughterhouse Five: “All this happened, more or less.” Also, Fahrenheit 451:  “It was a pleasure to burn.” Of all my books, I like the first sentence of Chicken Shack, my unpublished novel that will hopefully see…

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Since I published my first novel in 2009, I have attended well over 100 book club meetings both in person and over Skype with people from all over the world who have read my books. While I love speaking in book stores and libraries whenever given the opportunity, it’s always a special honor to be…

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I have a habit of including real people in my fictional stories. If you’ve read Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, you might know that Mrs. Gosk is a real person. She was my colleague for 18 years until last year when she terribly, tragically retired. If you have the audio version of that book, you…

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I visited the Townsend Library in Massachusetts this week. I spoke to some lovely people about my path to becoming a writer, ordered them to go home and write, answered some interesting questions about my books, teaching, and the writing process, and then listened in as a book club discussed The Perfect Comeback of Caroline…

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I am not a famous person, regardless of what a couple of my friends may insist. I am not even close to being famous. I am not even fame-ish. I’ve had the honor of occupying the same space and even spending time with famous people this past year. A long backstage chat with Dr. Ruth.A…

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