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Jolene Ballard Gutierrez

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Sterling, CO, The United States



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Jolene Ballard Gutierrez was born in Sterling, Colorado in 1974. She grew up on a farm in northeastern Colorado and has many fond memories of farm life, including riding horses and looking for arrowheads. She also has many nasty memories of farm life, including falling in a puddle of pig poop and eating Rocky Mountain Oysters before she learned that they aren't really oysters.

Jolene met her soulmate in high school and eventually married him. They have 2 amazing children, a girl and a boy. They live near Denver, Colorado.

Jolene's been a school librarian for the past 22 years and loves helping students find their perfect book. Her dream is that the books she writes will become someone's perfect book. One of her other dreams is to change the w

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Thank you so much for visiting my site! I'm the author of a young adult paranormal romance titled Devil.May.Care; I'm currently working on a sequel to Devil, finishing up a young adult multicultural novel, and have a few picture book ideas in the works. Feel free to check out my site to see what else I've been up to!

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E.E. Cummings
“The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.”
E.E. Cummings

E.E. Cummings
“anyone lived in a pretty how town
(with up so floating many bells down)
spring summer autumn winter
he sang his didn't he danced his did

Women and men(both little and small)
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children guessed(but only a few
and down they forgot as up they grew
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that noone loved him more by more

when by now and tree by leaf
she laughed his joy she cried his grief
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said their nevers they slept their dream

stars rain sun moon
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with up so floating many bells down)

one day anyone died i guess
(and noone stooped to kiss his face)
busy folk buried them side by side
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all by all and deep by deep
and more by more they dream their sleep
noone and anyone earth by april
wish by spirit and if by yes.

Women and men (both dong and ding)
summer autumn winter spring
reaped their sowing and went their came
sun moon stars rain”
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Harlequin Books Hello Jolene, it is a pleasure to meet you. If you ever have any questions about Harlequin or our books, please feel free to ask.

Kim S, Harlequin Books ambassador

Jolene Gutierrez Hmmm. . .there were times at the beginning when I thought I should've re-read the first, so it might not be a bad idea. But I was so excited to read this one that I just kept reading through and it came back to me. So I think you could go either way. Looking back, because I enjoyed it so much, it might not have been a bad idea to re-read the first to extend the pleasure a bit. ;)

Ciecie Jolene wrote: "Ciecie wrote: "Ok don't tell me but tell me did you love Immortal Beloved 2? I just got it and saw you read it :)

Hi! I just got it and YES, I absolutely LOVED it!!! I'm so glad you just got it--..."

I deff. will, your opinion should I re-read the first?

Jolene Gutierrez Carly wrote: "Hey Jolene, Thanks for the friendship :)"

Hi, Carly! Sorry I didn't reply sooner; didn't see this message until just now. Thanks so much for your message! :)

Jolene Gutierrez Ciecie wrote: "Ok don't tell me but tell me did you love Immortal Beloved 2? I just got it and saw you read it :) <3 excited"

Hi! I just got it and YES, I absolutely LOVED it!!! I'm so glad you just got it--let me mknow what you think! :)

Ciecie Ok don't tell me but tell me did you love Immortal Beloved 2? I just got it and saw you read it :) <3 excited

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Carly Hey Jolene, Thanks for the friendship :)

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