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Karen Booth is a Midwestern girl transplanted in the South, raised on 80s music, Judy Blume, and the films of John Hughes. She writes steamy contemporaries--big city love stories and rock star romances. When she isn't creating fictional hunky men, she's listening to music with her kids, honing her Southern cooking skills or sweet-talking her astoundingly supportive husband into whipping up a batch of cocktails.

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Karen Booth This is tough for me, because when I get stuck, I tend to really get stuck. Tires to the rim in mud stuck. So, I have a few tricks I try to use. First…moreThis is tough for me, because when I get stuck, I tend to really get stuck. Tires to the rim in mud stuck. So, I have a few tricks I try to use. First off, I think about certain key elements of the story and ask myself what it would be like if they were turned around. She never got along with her dead father and always felt like she never measured up. What if she adored her dead father and can't bear the thought of doing something he wouldn't approve of if he were here? Things like that…

The other thing I do is think about my story before I go to sleep. I only do it with the lights off--there's something about that moment when I turn the light off that gets my brain going. Luckily, it only does it for about five minutes. I think through a plot point, turn the light back on, jot it down in the notebook I keep on the bedside table (always there--it must always be there!), and then I go to sleep. This probably wouldn't work for a lot of writers, but I'm a really good sleeper and once it's written down, I feel okay to relax.(less)
Karen Booth First off, I'm not a fan of "aspiring". If you write, you're a writer. If you aspire to be a published writer or author, my best advice is to not give…moreFirst off, I'm not a fan of "aspiring". If you write, you're a writer. If you aspire to be a published writer or author, my best advice is to not give up, especially with the writing. If the writing isn't there, if you haven't put every ounce of sweat you can muster into your book, it won't get you very far. This business is built on rejection and that's not just for those looking to be published. Established, successful authors are rejected every day. You have to look beyond it. Build a support system. Befriend other writers. Educate yourself about the business. Most importantly, write your butt off, and don't give up. It's so easy to give up. Don't do it. You never know what opportunities lie ahead! (less)
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v1.bTsxMTE3MzY3MTtqOzE3MDg1OzIwNDg7ODAwOzEyMDAMore John Hughes love from author/journalist/Duranie supreme Suzi Parker. She’s the first person to bring up Weird Science, which my little sister used to call Weird Sinus. Cute, no?


Favorite John Hughes film: Well, you start with a tough question, don’t you? I would still have to say Sixteen Candles. It was my first John Hughes love affair.


And the runner-up, because let’s be honest—it’s hard to...

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Marcus was most attractive to me when he was easy-going and laid back, "he put a kettle of water on the stovetop. “I thought last night was magnificent, but if you want me to try harder, I just need some tea and breakfast. Maybe do some push-ups.”..." Read more of this review »
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“Showing some guy your boobs is never the way to go.” I knew the opposite to be true, that you could get almost anything you wanted if you were willing to take off your bra.”
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“I’d been a devoted fan of his band, Banks Forest, and spent hours every day in my bedroom, high on ditz and hormones, listening to their music.”
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Renee Vincent Thank you for connecting with me on Goodreads, Karen! I look forward to reading more of your reviews. Best of luck to you, fellow TMP author!


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Erick Thanks for the friending, please feel free to check out my bookshelves, quotes, friends and groups for things that might interest you or you read and forgot about.


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