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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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Published on July 01, 2015 09:35
Average rating: 3.66 · 450 ratings · 58 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Love, Meg

3.62 avg rating — 355 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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I Brake for Whales

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2009
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3.5 stars.

A charming low-key novel for readers who enjoyed "The Sweet Potato Queens" series of books.

Thanks to Netgalley for the arc to review.
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Full disclosure: I suffer from migraines and have always been interested in their pathology. However, most articles and books are very dry and it's a challenge to stay awake while reading them.

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I loved the epistolary nature of the story, the emails/cards back and forth between the two characters. I do wish there had been some photos - I kept hoping I had something to refer to visually whenever either Helene or Stephane mentioned a detail or ...more
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Not gonna lie - my favorite character is Newton, even if he isn't human.

This was a fun middle grade fantasy about a war for a kingdom that has been enchanted by a sorcerer. When Kelsey - a tough soldier in the king's army - thinks she sees a stranger
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“Don't Panic.”
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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~


message 8: by Ed

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...

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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
Rocket Man by William Elliott Hazelgrove


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