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Sarah Kernochan

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I decided to be a writer at age 14. The books I loved made me want to draw love in the same way, to beguile and woo a reader away from the sensory world. I don't think of myself as an author but rather as a storyteller. I have only published two books because I got sidetracked into film. That career reached its peak with my directing a movie from my own script called "All I Wanna Do" [original title: "The Hairy Bird"] with Kirsten Dunst and Lynn Redgrave. The other peak was winning a second Academy Award for documentary.

I worried that, when I eventually returned to writing novels, screenwriting would have ruined my prose style. I found that, instead, it had sharpened my ability to plot and shape a story. I felt more confident about construc
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Sarah Kernochan It doesn't happen often, and when it does it's usually a signal that I'm headed in the wrong direction. I take a closer second look at what I've…moreIt doesn't happen often, and when it does it's usually a signal that I'm headed in the wrong direction. I take a closer second look at what I've already written, take into account what I'm about to write, then question every aspect: plot, character, flow. Often I cut stuff I love, or position it elsewhere. Tough love, you could say.(less)
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"I’ve never been a big fan of reincarnation stories. I realize now that it’s probably because I’d never read one as deftly written as Jane Was Here, by Sarah Kernochan. Most reincarnation stories left me thinking, “Yeah, right.” Jane Was Here, on t..." Read more of this review »
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"A unique tale of karmic revenge that captivates from page one."-Kirkus Reviews

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"I thought this book was really good, I was glad I won it and I was glad to have the opportunity to read it."
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