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I've always thought of myself as a YA author. The voices in my head (yes, there are several) are young and the stories that always resonated with me were pretty firmly planted in the YA camp.

But lots of people--authors, friends, my children--urged me to try a different genre. "How do you know you can only write children's fiction?" they would ask. Or, "What about those award-winning short
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Nine Lives
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Dramati-Kids The Odyssey
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“What the hell did you see in me?”

He tilted his head to the side, studying her. It both thrilled her and made her uncomfortable, like he was looking right into her. “I saw you, Claire,” he finally said. “That was all. Just you. Everything about you. And the entire package was everything I wanted. I didn’t want it altered or changed one bit. I just saw…you.”
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“Parkour? You think I'd use your family as an obstacle course?”

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I threw my head back on the sofa and laughed. It was a harsh laugh with no mirth. “Most of the time, I don't think I deserve better.”

“Everyone deserves better.”

“Not me.” I didn't look at him. “No one else would want me. I've royally fucked up. Everything. There isn't anything better out there. Anything or anyone.”

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“Oh, really?” I brought my eyes back to him. “And where exactly would I find better?”

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Beth Shelby Jill wrote: "Hello :]
I just checked out your site and read the chapters for Nine Lives!
I can't wait to read that when it comes out!
You are a wonderful writer and I am so looking forward to seeing where you t..."


Oh, I'm so glad you liked it. Writing middle grade is messy and fun -- sorta like finger-painting with chocolate pudding. :)

Thanks so much for the review on your blog (LOVE the recipes!) and Amazon. For indie authors, they are like the gold at the end of the rainbow!

Sequel...sequel...it's coming!! :)


message 1: by Jill (last edited May 04, 2012 06:36PM)

Jill Marie Swanson Hello :]
I just checked out your site and read the chapters for Nine Lives!
I can't wait to read that when it comes out!
You are a wonderful writer and I am so looking forward to seeing where you take Valerie in the sequel.

Oh! and I went ahead and put the review up on Amazon and my blog as well :]

Blessed Be!


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