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Ciji Ware

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Ciji Ware, a graduate of Harvard University in History, is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of historical and contemporary fiction, and two works of nonfiction. Her latest release is THAT WINTER IN VENICE, a "tale of two cities--Venice and New Orleans-- and the rising waters threatening a glittering ball and two globetrotting Americans seeking a port in the storm." A former radio and TV broadcaster for 23 years in Los Angeles, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and has been married 39 years to the same gent. Her family circle includes a grown son and daughter-in-law and now two grandsons under four, along with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Cholly Knickerbocker. Ware lives in a cottage by the sea and loves not ...more

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Ciji Ware Hi nice to hear from you and I'm thrilled that MIDNIGHT ON JULIA STREET resonated with you. Interestingly, I've published two months ago…moreHi nice to hear from you and I'm thrilled that MIDNIGHT ON JULIA STREET resonated with you. Interestingly, I've published two months ago a sequel-of-sorts to it, THAT WINTER IN VENICE where the character, Dylan "the woo-woo real estate agents" plays a part near the end of the book. I have always been interested in paranormal phenomenon, as was my author/father...and I explore the science of what I call "genetic memory"--a concept I came up with twenty years ago that is currently being PROVED via the study of the VENICE book is not paranormal in the usual sense, but it takes place in New Orleans and Venice and might be of interest. I am about to start Book 4 in this Four Seasons Quartet, THAT SPRING IN PARIS, and I don't know, yet, what elements might turn up! (Book 1: THAT SUMMER IN CORNWALL, spinning of A COTTAGE BY THE SEA; Book 2, THAT AUTUMN IN EDINBURGH, spinning off ISLAND OF THE SWANS/no paranormal in that biographical historical). So I will report how the PARIS story develops. The terrorist attacks Nov. 13th impacted the story I "thought" I would write, so have to do some re-thinking. Thanks for getting in touch, and I really appreciate hearing my "baby" JULIA STREET was to your liking. It was my first NY Times bestseller and has a particular place in my heart. Happy holidays to you and yours! xoxo Ciji(less)
Ciji Ware So sorry I didn't see this question ...and the simple reason was: I was busy finishing a book ( THAT WINTER IN VENICE ) that came out September 19th…moreSo sorry I didn't see this question ...and the simple reason was: I was busy finishing a book ( THAT WINTER IN VENICE ) that came out September 19th and then I went on the road promoting it. I will tell you what my father--who was a writer and supported a family of five--said to me when I had a term paper due in 8th grade: "Sweetheart, writing consists of writing....putting the seat of your pants on the chair and your hands on the keyboard and DOING it. No drama...just DO it. That's what a professional does....I consider it a job," he told me, "like working for the telephone company. You have to "clock in"--sit there--and do the work that's expected of you. In my case," he added, "it's producing a thousand words on the page each and every work day. Period." I took his advice, cut out the drama about writing, and have produced 13 books during my 25 year career. Hope this helps... and all best in the coming New Year! xoxo(less)
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Pin ItI have been in “radio silence” for the last weeks while working pretty long hours to get a first draft of That Autumn in Edinburgh finished by October 1, and–glory-of-glories–I managed to do it! Next up? Starting on page one to do a polish (or two…or three…) and hoping that I can make the deadline of getting this second novel in the “Four Seasons Quartet” published before the end of the y... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: How do you know if you are pursuing the right career path...or the right path in life, for that matter? Juliet Morgan Thayer knows deep down that not only does she hate her job, she's beginning to see that the enterprise she's involved in actually does harm. At least she thinks it does. Then certain events in Paris convince her this is so and she takes the next plane to France to "compensate for my sins..." Veteran reporter and novelist Ciji Ware displays her formidable skill at weaving fact with fiction -- delivering a haunting story about the discovery of love and light in the wake of unspeakable tragedy. A colorful barge moored on the embankment facing the Eiffel Tower serves as the refuge of Patrick Finley (“Finn”) Deschanel, a U.S. Air Force pilot who has quit the service after eight years flying combat missions in the Middle East. On a fateful day in Parisian history, he and Juliet literally collide at the entrance of the same hospital on Boulevard Victor Hugo, each desperately searching for friends felled in the terrorist attacks that traumatized the French capital on November 13, 2015. Juliet is a fledgling landscape painter from the States who has escaped a soul-destroying life in Silicon Valley working as a commercial graphic artist for a video games company. Finn is a man with both real battle scars and psychic wounds that overshadow his day-to-day encounters at every turn. As he and Juliette form a tenuous attachment, they weave a path that poses a question: Can the erstwhile “City of Light” whose beauty and spirit was mortally wounded during a single horrifying night, provide a path out of the darkness for these young Americans who fear the world is in chaos and has lost its way.

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Ciji Ware A RACE TO SPLENDOR was listed among the top 3 books for the prestigious WILLA (Cather) Literary Award in the Historical Fiction category, announced at the end of 2012! This novel told the story of the aftermath of the cataclysmic 1906 San Francisco earthquake and firestorm that left 250,000 homless and living in the park for two and a half years--and the true-life efforts of some women architects to get the fabled Fairmont Hotel restored by the first anniversary of the quake. AND there's a love story!

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Ciji Ware Getting ready to launch THAT SUMMER IN CORNWALL Feb. 1, a stand-along contemporary sequel to A COTTAGE BY THE SEA! Even though it's fiction, there was a lot of fact-checking to be done since the back story deals with search and rescue dogs. My background as a working reporter for 25 years comes in handy...and I love doing interviews as part of my research. When I was in Cornwall in October, I tracked down the Dog Unit Manager at the Devon and Cornwall Police, who was hugely helpful. Now I have to re-read everything one more time before finally letting itout of my hands...

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Ciji Ware I had some good news today, August 30: MIDNIGHT ON JULIA STREET landed at #54 on the USA TODAY Bestsellers list and was a Nook Daily Find last week. Wahoo!

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