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Rebecca Drake

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Rebecca Drake moves to hardcover with her breakout psychological thriller ONLY EVER YOU. She is the author of three other suspense novels, DON’T BE AFRAID, THE NEXT KILLING, and THE DEAD PLACE, as well as the short story, Loaded, which was featured in PITTSBURGH NOIR. She is a Penn State grad and an instructor in Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction M.F.A. program. A native New Yorker, Rebecca has also lived in Indiana, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and Qatar and currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and two children.

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Rebecca Drake The best way I've found to deal with writer's block is to set a regular writing schedule and to remind myself that it's okay to produce a bad first…moreThe best way I've found to deal with writer's block is to set a regular writing schedule and to remind myself that it's okay to produce a bad first draft. I like to use a timer and set it for 30 mins. to force myself past that initial hurdle, on days when I just don't feel like I have anything to say. I'll write anything for 30 mins. with the promise of a break at the end. Usually, once I've gotten started, I don't need that break and I re-set for a longer time. (less)
Rebecca Drake The original idea for JUST BETWEEN US came from a conversation I once had with a friend who expressed his loyalty to another, mutual friend, by saying…moreThe original idea for JUST BETWEEN US came from a conversation I once had with a friend who expressed his loyalty to another, mutual friend, by saying that he'd hide the guy if he committed a murder. I was really intrigued by this--how far are we willing to go to help our friends? (less)
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Just Between Us

3.66 avg rating — 2,335 ratings — published 2018 — 6 editions
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Only Ever You

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The Dead Place

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Don't Be Afraid

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The Next Killing

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Just Between Us: A Novel

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I look forward to seeing you, Judy! My daughter is a reader for me and gave me a lot of good edits for Just Between Us, but she isn't my official, full-time editor--that's a wonderful woman at St. Martin's Press. My writing came first and it defin... See Full Answer
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A tension-filled and moving debut novel!
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No sophomore slump for Jessica Strawser! I loved this novel just as much as her debut, Almost Missed You. A missing wife and mother, a suspicious husband, and lots of neighborhood intrigue--that's my kind of story to curl up with!
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