C. Leigh Purtill




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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.


What's this? A second post in less than six months? That is just crazy.

Recently I was asked to write a short story for young adults to be published on Rainbow Rumpus, a webzine for kids with LGBT parents. It's a really intriguing concept: fiction (and some nonfiction) for kids and teens that depict households with parents who are not straight or what we have always considered "traditional." The... Read more of this blog post »
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Love, Meg

3.62 avg rating — 369 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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All About Vee (Fat Girls in...

3.71 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 2008 — 8 editions
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I Brake for Whales

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2009
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Chasing the Falls

4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2012
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Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist
Love and First Sight
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The arc title of this was Sunrises Get All the Hype, which I thought was a little quirkier than the current title, which seems to emphasize the love story more.

Will has been blind since birth and always attended a school for the visually impaired. Bu
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Gilded Cage by Vic  James
Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts #1)
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I promised myself I wouldn't get involved in series because too much time passes between books. We are in a post-Netflix world, after all. We want the whole thing all at once so we can binge on it.

James' The Gilded Cage was definitely a page-turner.
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The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry
The Fifth Petal: A Novel
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I absolutely loved Barry's "The Lace Reader." It had mystery and a little supernatural and a solid dose of romance. I enjoyed this new novel, a sort of sequel, and would definitely read more of Barry's work, even if this one didn't knock my socks off ...more
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Little Heaven by Nick Cutter
Little Heaven
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I loved The Troop- it was eerie and fast-paced, a great horror novel. And it didn't hurt that Stephen King blurbed it, tbh.

Little Heaven started out strong but I found myself constantly putting it down and looking for other books to read instead.

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Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Born a Crime
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Although I'm a fan of Trevor Noah's standup and enjoy him on The Daily Show, I wasn't necessarily keen to read his memoir. Sometimes you don't want to know what went on behind the scenes of a person and just let their art speak for them. Also, Noah i ...more
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Julian is an orphan who has been living with his godfather Russell after a foster family rejected him not long after he lost his parents in a car accident when he was 9. Now 14, Julian is a scared, friendless kid who feels the weight of the world on ...more
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All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
All Our Wrong Todays
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In an alternate 2016, there are hover cars. All humans' basic needs are met because there is an engine that provides free unlimited energy for everyone. It is in this reality that our narrator Tom lives. Then he screws it all up by traveling back in ...more
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Pointe and Shoot by Alison  Stone
Pointe and Shoot
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Melinda, a young dance teacher at Murphy Dance Academy in Tranquility NY, is excited to be finishing college so she can go to New York City and pursue her dream of being a professional dancer. Late one night, after a private lesson with a student, sh ...more
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Nineveh by Henrietta Rose-Innes
Nineveh
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Katya is a humane pest relocator, the opposite of her father who had no trouble killing all manner of bugs, etc. who is hired to investigate "gogga" that plague a new housing development.

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“We live for books.”
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“I wonder how many people I've looked at all my life and never seen.”
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“When you are on the dancefloor, there is nothing to do but dance.”
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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! :)

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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
Rocket Man by William Elliott Hazelgrove


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