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Curtiss Ann Matlock

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Curtiss Ann Matlock is the author of nearly forty books and short stories. With over 7 million copies in print worldwide, her books have earned rave reviews, spots on the USA TODAY bestseller list and numerous awards.

Born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, into a family of avid readers, Curtiss Ann began reading before entering first grade and was writing vignettes while still in elementary school. Her writing career began in her early thirties, with publication of two small, warm-hearted articles about her life, for which she received a total of $100. She was so enthused at this success that she immediately started writing her first novel. She also enrolled in the professional writing program at the University of Oklahoma, studying under t
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I just now looked over at the original cover of If Wishes Were Horses, and lyrics to Garden Party by Ricky Nelson popped into my head. It is true, you can’t please everyone, but you do, first and foremost in any art, have to please yourself.

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