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Meg Waite Clayton and The Four Ms. Bradwells

Meg Waite Clayton and The Four Ms. Bradwells

National bestselling author Meg Waite Clayton (The Wednesday Sisters) had a dream of becoming a novelist but — not knowing how to achieve that career — she went to college to become a doctor and emerged from academia seven years later as a corporate lawyer. Truth and dreams have a way of being recognized though. They did for Meg and they also did for her characters in The Four Ms. Bradwells. Intelligent, insightful, and issue-complicated, the story is an ode…

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Stacey Ballis and Good Enough to Eat

Stacey Ballis and Good Enough to Eat

Whatever storyline Stacey Ballis (The Spinster Sisters, Room for Improvement, the rest in Bibliography) writes it’s always about the character and, in her most recent novel — Good Enough to Eat –, she proves this once again. Following her own guidelines described in the guest post, What a Character!, the author introduces Melanie Hoffman’s voice, flaws, and emotional baggage within the book’s first pages. For this is a multi-layered, fascinating woman whose story was inspired by a few of Stacey’s…

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Guest Allie Larkin’s Messy Friends & Messy Characters

Guest Allie Larkin’s Messy Friends & Messy Characters

[Today’s guest post features Allie Larkin debut author of Stay coming out next Thursday, June 10, 2010. The book has earned both literary praise: “A charming debut…. Smart and with emotional depth, this is a cut above.” Kirkus Reviews “Larkin debuts with a funny and touching story about love, loss, and dog ownership.” Publishers Weekly And commercial recognition: “Feel-good debut novel…” People Magazine For Stay, as Allie explains, is about unconditional love at its messiest best.] My friend Lady is…

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