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Karen McQuestion

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National best-selling author Karen McQuestion writes books for adults as well as for kids and teens. Her novels regularly place in the top 100 Kindle books, and each successive novel has added to her ever growing fan base, making her one of the preeminent Amazon Publishing authors. McQuestion lives in Wisconsin with her family and is always working on her next novel.

Her website:www.karenmcquestion.com\ Her blog: www.mcquestionablemusings.blogspot.com

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Karen McQuestion Hi Sook! I just came across your review for Edgewood and it made my day. I'm thrilled you enjoyed the book. :-)

To answer your question--the jumping…more
Hi Sook! I just came across your review for Edgewood and it made my day. I'm thrilled you enjoyed the book. :-)

To answer your question--the jumping off point for the Edgewood plot came during a few nights of my own insomnia. There's something about being the only one awake that makes my brain race with ideas. I could envision Russ taking his after-hours walks, and I knew he would witness something incredible, but initially I wasn't quite sure what that would be. I started writing and (luckily) the story unfolded before me, one thing leading to another. I loved writing the series and even found myself dreaming about the characters. I would have written it just for myself so it's a huge bonus that it's found readers who seem to love it as much as I do. (less)
Karen McQuestion I don't generally get writer's block, but when I do feel stuck midway through a story, I try to suss out the heart of the problem. Sometimes it's that…moreI don't generally get writer's block, but when I do feel stuck midway through a story, I try to suss out the heart of the problem. Sometimes it's that the story took a wrong turn or a character does something inconsistent with their personality. A day away from my writing usually allows my subconscious to work out what's wrong. Once I figure it out, the words come more freely. At that point, I'll make the appropriate changes and move forward in the novel.(less)
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The Long Way Home
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Edgewood (Edgewood, #1)
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Lies I Told My Children
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Life on Hold
3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 379 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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Wanderlust (Edgewood, #2)
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Celia And The Fairies
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Absolution (Edgewood, #3)
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Today on the blog,my friend author Melissa Olsontalks about one of the challenges she faced writing her hot new crime novel, The Big Keep.
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Hello everyone, and thank you so much to Karen for letting me appear on her blog today. I’ve published two (almost three) urban fantasies before this, but The Big Keep is my first foray into writing a straight-up mystery. And as I was... Read more of this blog post »
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A quiet thriller/family drama which kept me guessing with lots of twists and turns.

For those who have trouble reading novels where children are harmed, I can tell you that you won't have to worry about that in this book.
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This was a definite, edge-of-my-seat, page-turner! Not a lot of in-depth characterization, which is usually important to me, but I didn't seem to miss it in this book. I can't wait to see how they adapt it for television.

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What a fun, easy read! I found it to be both inspirational and entertaining. As a writer, I especially loved hearing how the novel, MUST LOVE DOGS, became a movie.
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I enjoyed this novel and thought it was well written, but I didn't feel a strong emotional connection to the characters. Maybe it's me? Probably.

I'm not the target audience but can definitely recommend it to other YA readers. It kept my interest all...more
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“Death was painful, not because people couldn't see their loved ones anymore, but because they couldn't communicate with them anymore.”
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“Seems like sometimes life gives you what you need instead of what you want, if you know what I mean”
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“It's good to plan, but don't let the planning take the place of doing.”
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Karen McQuestion Hi Graeme, I'm glad that blog post resonated with you. It turns out that a lot of writers would prefer not to be boxed in. :) Freedom is a fine thing!


Graeme Stokes Hi Karen, Thanks for the friendship... :) enjoyed your blog "Writing outside of your genre"


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