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Book Review: Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

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Book Review: Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult https://youtu.be/94hIsXTPL-4 Check out Wish You Were Here This book pulled me in and took me away. I was so involved in the lives of the characters, to the point where I was unreasonably upset about some aspects of this story –

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Book Review: Where the Forest Meets the Stars

Book Cover for Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah

Book Review: Where the Forest Meets the Stars Check out Where the Forest Meets the Stars I opened this book knowing nothing about it but the fact that I love the author’s nature photos on Instagram and what you see on the cover, including the first few words of the

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Book Review: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

Black Cake

Book Review: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson Check out Black Cake Expansive and tender, Black Cake is perfect for book clubs. A page-turner written mostly in vignettes that flit from past to present, person to person, it also allows moments for quiet contemplation. It’s an exploration of the intermixing of

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Book Review: Wahala by Nikki May

Wahala by Nikki May

Book Review: Wahala by Nikki May Check out Wahala May writes with sharp perception of the roles of women, the struggle, the striving, the dissatisfaction, and the longing for something more—that greener grass. When really, the grass you have is probably what you wanted all along—it’s just sometimes hard to

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Book Review: Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

Book Review: Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty Check out Apples Never Fall An engaging and intriguing exploration of the dynamics of family, along with generational pain and expectation. Moriarty’s characterization is amazing! Each character, each voice, so well-developed and explored, absolutely leaping from the page. I feel this book

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Querying Agents: Part Two – Refining Your Pitch, and Getting Some Movement

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Querying Agents: Part Two – Refining Your Pitch, and Getting Some Movement For the first part of this post, visit: How to Research a Literary Agent My guess is every author has a somewhat different process on what point of the writing and revising process they start researching agents, but

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Querying Agents: Part One – How to Research a Literary Agent

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Querying Agents: Part One – How to Research a Literary Agent An author friend asked me a while back, how I went about querying an agent – not for himself, he’s been agented for over two decades, but for the emerging writers who ask him the same. I’m SURE he

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Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Check out Station Eleven This is one of the most beautiful and memorable books I’ve read in a long time. Mandel is a true artist and storyteller, who weaves this tale with such apparent ease, it’s breath-taking. As I turned the

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Hold My Girl Deal Announcements

Blink Studios adapt Charlene Carr

Blink Studios to Adapt Charlene Carr’s Upcoming Novel ‘Hold My Girl’ – Global Bulletin By Jamie Lang ADAPTATION Blink Studios, the new content venture from Endeavor Content, has acquired the rights to Canadian author Charlene Carr’s next novel “Hold My Girl” and will adapt the book as a series. Blink Studios will serve

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Book Review: Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

Mrs Everything by Jennifer Weiner

Book Chat: Mrs. Everything, by Jennifer Weiner  https://youtu.be/fKB9sjL2Bvg Check out Mrs. Everything This book is epic. I feel it should be required reading for women … and men too, actually. I wasn’t quite as engrossed in the first 1/2 to 2/3s – don’t get me wrong, it was still good,

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