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Caroline Bock

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Caroline Bock is the author of two critically acclaimed young adult novels: LIE and BEFORE MY EYES from St. Martin’s Press. Her short stories and poetry have been published or are forthcoming with Akashic Press, Fiction Southeast, Gargoyle,100 Word Story, F(r)iction, Ploughshares, Vestal Review, and Zero Dark-Thirty. Her poetry has been nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize and she is the 2016 winner of The Writer Magazine short story competition judged by Colum McCann.

Bock has a MFA in fiction from The City College of New York. Prior to focusing on her writing, she led the marketing and public relations departments at Bravo cable network, IFC, and IFC Films. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two children and works as freelance book
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Caroline Bock I love the unnamed "thee" in Shakespeare's sonnets-- the eternal other, the lover, the dear one, that we are always yearning for in life, that we…moreI love the unnamed "thee" in Shakespeare's sonnets-- the eternal other, the lover, the dear one, that we are always yearning for in life, that we shall always remember--and that, ultimately, saves us. "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" Or, "...thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings/That then I scorn to change my place with kings."(less)
Caroline Bock Read. Read. Read. I love words. I write down words I discover all the time. I just fill up a notebook with words and then the words happen to me.
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Lie

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Before My Eyes

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I am a skeptical believer when it comes to all things
astrology.  What does that
mean?  I read my horoscope
religiously.  I have even had my
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and thoughtful Madam Lichtenstein. 
But even so, I question how much is in the stars and how much is in
ourselves when it comes to the creative sphere.  
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Caroline Anna Bock Thank you for accepting!!


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Susan Thank you for the invite!!


Caroline Anna Bock Erin wrote: "I got the only copy of Before My Eyes from Book Outlet today! I can't wait for it to get here!"

Erin wrote: "I got the only copy of Before My Eyes from Book Outlet today! I can't wait for it to get here!"

Yes!! I hope you find compelling... best, Caroline


Erin Lynn I got the only copy of Before My Eyes from Book Outlet today! I can't wait for it to get here!


Erin Lynn Thanks for the recommendation. Before My Eyes is on my TBR list. It's been on it for a while now. I just need to find it. :)


Nefariousbig Yes! Wizard of Oz is a definite favorite.


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


Caroline Anna Bock Shanna wrote: "I just want you to know that it has been one or two weeks since I have read Lie, and I can't stop thinking about it.

I have read a lot of forgettable books this year, but Lie isn't one of them. Li..."


Hi!! You said to let you know ... new novel - BEFORE MY EYES - coming out in February, 2014!!! More soon!!


message 3: by Shanna (last edited Nov 06, 2011 01:10AM)

Shanna I just want you to know that it has been one or two weeks since I have read Lie, and I can't stop thinking about it.

I have read a lot of forgettable books this year, but Lie isn't one of them. Lie is a book that sneaks up on you. You don't realize the impact it has made until weeks after you've put it down. Young adult novels are sometimes overlooked because adults don't take them seriously. I'm going to make my foster sister read it.

I can't wait until you write something else. Please let me know once you finish a new novel.


Caroline Anna Bock very dark and cool blog. I liked Matched -- and I see you're highlighting the sequel but not nearly as much as other series like Hunger Games!!


Natasha Thank you for connecting with me, Its so good to have another book lover as a goodreads friend. I look forward to sharing my love of books with you. Please check out my book blog "Paranormal Goddess [Book Blog]", if you haven't already. -♥-


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