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Terra Elan McVoy

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I have been reading and writing, basically, ever since I learned how to, and everything I've done has pretty much been connected to those two things. I went to college at a small, fantastic school (with a super writing program) called St. Andrews Presbyterian College. I got my Master's degree in Creative Writing from Florida State. I have worked as an event coordinator at a major chain bookstore; as a freelance writer; a composition instructor; an editorial assistant at an NYC publisher; as manager of an independent children's bookstore, in Decatur, GA, Little Shop of Stories (where I still work as a bookseller); and as Program Director of the AJC Decatur Book Festival.


Average rating: 3.45 · 7,523 ratings · 877 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
Being Friends with Boys
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The Summer of Firsts and Lasts
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 1,218 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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Pure
3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 1,087 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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In Deep
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Drive Me Crazy
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" Quick Start SS: What is your motto or maxim? TM: Well, Bernard Shaw once said, "The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them." I have it taped over my dress..." ...More

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“and it is hard to let go, to imagine alternatives, but you are bold with unknowing, you are ready to explore.”
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“I wasn't aware that was how I felt, either, until it was out. And now that I've said it like that, I'm not exactly sure it is how I feel. But this isn't a piece of paper I can crumple up and throw away. they aren't words I can cross out to start over. Now they're out, and I know they'll hang here, between us, maybe forever.”
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“I’m tired of pretending, tired of acting like everything’s okay, tired of not being with him…”
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