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Kate LeDonne

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Growing up an oddball in the Midwest, Kate developed strong distaste for conformity and bigotry. As a kid, she dreamed of escaping the bleak, beige existence of rural Indiana, learning new languages, and seeing the world.
She escaped a tiny, Indiana town, attended college, traveled the country, visited Australia, and had many interesting jobs like being a secretary at a comedy club, and building parade floats.
Discovering the world of self-publishing in 2004 opened all the doors for her to write from the heart, not from the marketing plan. Quirky, funny, and dark, her storytelling describes the eternal theme of alienation, the dirty business of growing up, and the value of true friendship.


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Kate LeDonne Write the first draft without editing as you go. Hire good people to edit and proofread. Understand that editing is a painful process that practically…moreWrite the first draft without editing as you go. Hire good people to edit and proofread. Understand that editing is a painful process that practically every writer dislikes. But you gotta do it! Ignore critics and write what you feel you want to write. Don't write to satisfy a marketing plan or demographic. Write from your heart and bleed onto the pages in black and white. If it's genuine, people can sense it and generally respond well. And never, ever, ever give up.(less)
Kate LeDonne I've always been a bookworm since I started reading Dr. Seuss around age 3. I love books. I've always had stories in my head that play like a movie. I…moreI've always been a bookworm since I started reading Dr. Seuss around age 3. I love books. I've always had stories in my head that play like a movie. I used to get busted in grade school all the time for "daydreaming". Later, I figured out what I really needed to do was write and tell stories.(less)
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Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now by Maya Angelou
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Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
Mom & Me & Mom
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I gobbled this book SO fast because it was SO good. Vivian Baxter is such an exceptional woman, it's no wonder her daughter is Maya Angelou. Just WOW. Talk about a standard to try to live by. I think this book is the last word on how to be a strong, ...more
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The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou
The Heart of a Woman
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This is one of the best books I've ever read. I adore Maya Angelou in general. I don't think she wrote anything that wasn't exquisite. It'll be added to my pile of "read over and over until they fall apart and I have to buy a new one" books.
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Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews
Summer Rental
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It's clicks along and is a great, entertaining book for when you're laid up after surgery and hate watching TV.
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A Bad Day for Scandal by Sophie Littlefield
A Bad Day for Scandal (Bad Day, #3)
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Stella Hardesty is a thoroughly enjoyable character and this well-written mystery is also extremely funny. Sophie Littlefield does a great job of hooking the reader immediately, and off you zoom into another adventure in the country not too far outsi ...more
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Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich
Visions of Sugar Plums (Stephanie Plum, #8.5)
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"Enjoyed this book. The story is very contrived but, well written. Should maybe be in the young adult category. Very emotional!
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I'd like to have Carl the monkey as my personal sidekick. Then I could have him sit in the back window of my car and give tailgaters the finger, his favorite expression! This book is a hoot and a half. I laughed out loud many times, which is always t ...more
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“I'm a writer, not a DJ. I don't take requests.”
Kate LeDonne

“Being an author, is being a dictator. (in a good way)”
Pseudonymous Bosch

“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
Stephen King

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

“A man once asked me ... how I managed in my books to write such natural conversation between men when they were by themselves. Was I, by any chance, a member of a large, mixed family with a lot of male friends? I replied that, on the contrary, I was an only child and had practically never seen or spoken to any men of my own age till I was about twenty-five. "Well," said the man, "I shouldn't have expected a woman (meaning me) to have been able to make it so convincing." I replied that I had coped with this difficult problem by making my men talk, as far as possible, like ordinary human beings. This aspect of the matter seemed to surprise the other speaker; he said no more, but took it away to chew it over. One of these days it may quite likely occur to him that women, as well as men, when left to themselves, talk very much like human beings also.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

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