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Kristina Riggle: Why I Write

Kristina Riggle: Why I Write

[Having written/published three successful novels in two years, Kristina Riggle (Real Life & Liars, The Life You’ve Imagined, and Things We Didn’t Say) has become a critically acclaimed and well-known/loved author who ends her third career year with Keepsake, releasing next Tuesday, June 26th. Perhaps the best word to describe Kristina’s writing is “real.” And there’s good reason for that since it’s who she is and why she writes.] Why I Write Why do I write? “I love it” is…

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Anita Hughes: Why I Write

Anita Hughes: Why I Write

[Happy Debut Day to Anita Hughes as her terrific summer novel, Monarch Beach, appears on bookstore shelves and ships from online retailers today! Although this is the novelist’s first published book, Anita admits in today’s guest post to making up stories since childhood. Could that explain why she writes?] Why I Write As a young girl, I always had a notebook filled with the beginnings of a novel. My favorite part of writing was naming my characters, and then I…

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Dawn Tripp: Why I Write

Dawn Tripp: Why I Write

[Without question Dawn Tripp (The Season of Open Water, Moon Tide) is a literary artist weaving both subtle shadows and bold, clear-cut emotions into her most recent novel, Game of Secrets, just released in paperback last week. The author’s poetic, yet realistic prose can transport readers’ minds into a different state of consciousness — a state that Dawn seeks for herself in explaining why she writes.] Why I Write 10th grade English. It was winter, snow falling through the windows…

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Joshua Henkin: Why I Write

Joshua Henkin: Why I Write

[As a novelist Joshua Henkin (Matrimony, Swimming Across the Hudson) has written of family and his latest book, The World Without You — releasing a week from today, Tuesday, June 19, 2012 –, features the same subject. Indeed, families are ripe with complex storylines but, in Joshua’s case, family might also explain why he chose to write.] Why I Write I was recently at my twenty-fifth-year college reunion, and I was on an authors panel where the group of us…

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Nichole Bernier: Why I Write

Nichole Bernier: Why I Write

[Although today celebrates Nichole Bernier becoming a novelist with the debut of The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D., the truth is she’s always been a writer. In fact one need only look at her professional success as a contributing editor and journalist for proof. However, in today’s guest post, Nichole shares the personal aspect — the real reason — for why she writes.] Why I Write The day I started keeping a journal I was twelve, an awkward twelve—as if…

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Claire Cook: Why I Write

Claire Cook: Why I Write

[It simply wouldn’t be summer without a new Claire Cook novel to inspire/entertain and this Tuesday, June 5th the New York Times bestselling author (complete book listing) offers readers her ninth book, Wallflower in Bloom For those (few) who don’t know Claire’s story, writing and publishing nine books in a career might seem easy. Ah, but finding the dedication for her desire took a bit of work and that is all a part of why she writes.] Why I Write/Claire…

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Camille Noe Pagán: Why I Write

Camille Noe Pagán: Why I Write

[One year ago Camille Noe Pagán debuted with The Art of Forgetting (presentation/review), complete with its stunning book cover and fascinating storyline of forgiving/forgetting for the sake of friendship. However, as of yesterday, The Art of Forgetting is available in paperback with another lovely cover for the same intriguing tale. Interestingly, in today’s guest post, Camille admits that she doesn’t forget and that helps to explain why she writes.] Why I Write There was a guy. I’d call him a…

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Meg Mitchell Moore: Why I Write

Meg Mitchell Moore: Why I Write

[Journalist/novelist Meg Mitchell Moore’s The Arrivals (presentation/review) was praised as “a promising debut” (Publishers Weekly) when released last spring. This spring — on May 29, 2012 — the author offers So Far Away praised by Publisher’s Weekly: “This sweet and thoughtful novel is both tense and elegiac, exploring the damage we inflict on ourselves and each other, and the strength it takes to heal.” The Divining Wand has scheduled an interview with the author on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 where…

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Jennifer Gooch Hummer: Why I Write

Jennifer Gooch Hummer: Why I Write

[Jennifer Gooch Hummer’s debut novel Girl Unmoored could simply be described as stunning and be left at that. And maybe it should be, allowing readers to wonder, then discover on their own what makes it so. The best news is that today’s guest post offers a sample of the author’s voice on her feelings and thoughts as Jennifer shares why she writes….(brilliantly).] Why I Write When my kids were still too young to taste the difference between brownies made with…

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Jillian Medoff: Why I Write

Jillian Medoff: Why I Write

[As an individual, Jillian Medoff (Good Girls Gone Bad, Hunger Point) knows herself well and — because of this — as an author, she knows her characters even better. I Couldn’t Love You More, her third novel, releases today and holds the promise of being your “next best read.” Seriously! In today’s guest post Jillian admits her need to make sense of the world through writing. However, by doing so, the novelist gives voice to all of us. Enjoy.] Why…

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