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Karen McQuestion

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Karen McQuestion is the bestselling author of books for all ages. Some of her titles include Hello Love, Life on Hold, The Long Way Home, and the Edgewood series. Her publishing story has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and the national NPR show, The Story with Dick Gordon. She has also appeared on ABC’s World News Now and America This Morning. McQuestion lives with her husband and kids in Hartland, Wisconsin.

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Karen McQuestion Hello Ginny! We meet again. :)

I don't plot out my books ahead of time, so very often the storyline takes a turn that surprises me. This was the case…more
Hello Ginny! We meet again. :)

I don't plot out my books ahead of time, so very often the storyline takes a turn that surprises me. This was the case with Russ and Nadia. I really thought he'd end up with Mallory, but I like the way it turned out instead.(less)
Karen McQuestion It’s easy to get caught up in all the rules, but don’t forget to write from the heart and have fun. As writers we’re the gods of our fictional worlds…moreIt’s easy to get caught up in all the rules, but don’t forget to write from the heart and have fun. As writers we’re the gods of our fictional worlds and can make anything happen. How cool is that?

From a more practical standpoint, try to find other writers who are at your level and better, and arrange to critique each other's work. It's always a good idea to get fresh eyes to show you where the story lags or something isn't clear. Consider each suggestion carefully and if it has merit, try to make changes that will improve your story. (less)
Average rating: 3.45 · 18,869 ratings · 2,101 reviews · 17 distinct works · Similar authors
A Scattered Life
3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 4,714 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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The Long Way Home
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 3,621 ratings — published 2012 — 11 editions
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Easily Amused
3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 3,749 ratings — published 2009 — 12 editions
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Hello Love
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 1,703 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Favorite
3.18 of 5 stars 3.18 avg rating — 1,195 ratings — published 2009 — 9 editions
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Edgewood (Edgewood, #1)
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 1,009 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Lies I Told My Children
3.21 of 5 stars 3.21 avg rating — 554 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Life on Hold
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 665 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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Wanderlust (Edgewood, #2)
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 520 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Absolution (Edgewood, #3)
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 386 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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"I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

I loved the story. I've never read a sci-fi story and was a bit hesitant, but once I got started, I couldn't stop. As Emma says, Scout is just adorable and just gives a glimpse of what se..." Read more of this review »
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This was a really quick read about a topic I think we're all interested in--would our lives be different if we could drastically change one aspect of our appearance?
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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.”
Karen McQuestion, The Long Way Home

“It's good to plan, but don't let the planning take the place of doing.”
Karen McQuestion, A Scattered Life
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“Seems like sometimes life gives you what you need instead of what you want, if you know what I mean”
Karen McQuestion, A Scattered Life

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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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