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The Nine

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Very excited that my second novel, The Nine, will be released by She Writes Press in the Spring of 2019. Attached is a Spotify playlist to get you in the frame of mind.By Jeanne|
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How Much of This Is Autobiographical?

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This is the question I receive most often when visiting with book clubs and readers. Haven’t you noticed how books or movies “based on a true story” seem to hold so much appeal? People really want to know what "really happened." Well, I try not to disappoint.  The answer is…By Jeanne|
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Gratitude and Reflections for a New Year

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Before I look forward to 2018’s resolutions, I need to say thank you to 2017. There hasn’t been a year in which I’ve felt such gratification. Yes, my first novel, EDEN, was published, but that occasion became the catalyst for something much bigger. I often dubbed my book…By Jeanne|
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Thinking about Adam, Eve, and the Garden

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As I’ve traveled from place to place over the past seven months talking about EDEN, it has been revelatory that many readers do not connect my novel with the metaphor of the Garden of Eden. I would have thought the book’s title would be the first giveaway. This is less a commentary…By Jeanne|
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November means….NaNoWriMo

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...it's time for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). In 2016, I committed to writing 2,000 words a day on my manuscript for the month and that burst of productivity resulted in me completing the draft of a novel by year's end. Whether you end up with a complete draft of a novel…By Jeanne|
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Handwriting – On and Off the Wall

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I attended the Brooklyn Book Festival a few weeks ago on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Two other She Writes Press authors and I had a fruitful day talking to readers and selling our novels. When a friend of mine stopped by to purchase a copy of EDEN, I took an extra moment to…By Jeanne|
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