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C. Leigh Purtill

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I've lived in a lot of places and done a lot of things - much of which has informed my writing in some fashion. I love writing fish-out-of-water stories and books about characters who move to new places and try new things. I wish I could be as bold as Meg Shanley in LOVE, MEG and as fearless as Veronica May in ALL ABOUT VEE. I have other stories and other characters and hopefully, one day you will read about them too.



No! I'm not ready! I need more 2014...

2013 saw me get a new dog, a new agent, a new book contract, and new employers.

A year later, the dog and agent are still awesome, the book contract has been signed and the first draft of the book written, and I found a new employer - myself. From the outside looking in, I'd say things are about the same but I do believe I'm moving forward. Eventually the s... Read more of this blog post »
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Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 10: by Marco

Marco Hi, C! Ha, just realized that's a juice brand. We like a lot of the same books/writers. I'm a new author letting people know about my poetry website, www.theskyinsideyou.com, feel free to stop by sometime and happy new year.


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C. Purtill Cheers, Ed! Your Wiki page is pretty impressive! Good luck with your writing~


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Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, C. You seem like an interesting person, as well as an accomplished author, so feel free to tell me more about yourself and perhaps we can grow to become even greater friends. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's. My first novel is an unusual murder mystery entitled "Forbidden Steps".

Regards, and have a great day, Ed

http://www.edrambeau.com


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Lisa Kessler Hi C -

Happy New Year!!!

Thanks for your friendship! :)

My novel, Moonlight, is a finalist in Kensington Publishing's Writing with the Stars contest, but we need your vote to make it to the next round of competition...

Will you please click below and Vote for Moonlight?

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Thanks for all your support!!! :)

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C. Purtill Sherri wrote: "I met the author of "Hot Widow"....let me know what you think about the book...and where did you get that book?"

Hi there! Phyllis is a very funny, very interesting and smart woman. I started her memoir - loved the first couple of chapters - but then got distracted (for a year!) and never finished it. :( I know I should. She really is a cool woman. I got the book directly from Phyllis- we did an interview together on a cable access show and then sat next to each other at the Duarte festival. We traded books at the end of the show. Where did you meet her? Did you get her book?


Sherri I met the author of "Hot Widow"....let me know what you think about the book...and where did you get that book?


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Liz Miller Happy reading to you too! :)


Jeannie Faulkner Barber My, you've been a busy lady C. Leigh! Thanks for making me a friend!
Smiles,
Jeannie


William Hello C. Leigh,

Look forward to talking books and writing

William Hazelgrove
http://www.billhazelgrove.com
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