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Eileen Cook

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Eileen Cook spent most of her teen years wishing she were someone else or somewhere else, which is great training for a writer.

You can read more about Eileen, her books, and the things that strike her as funny at www.eileencook.com. Eileen lives in Vancouver with her husband and two dogs and no longer wishes to be anyone or anywhere else.


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Eileen Cook Hi Yasmeiry- Thanks so much for writing. The story in The Almost Truth didn't happen to me. The idea came from two places. The first is that I think…moreHi Yasmeiry- Thanks so much for writing. The story in The Almost Truth didn't happen to me. The idea came from two places. The first is that I think most teens go through a period where your parents seem so odd that you wonder if its possible you aren't even related to them. The biggest inspiration came from seeing a missing child poster that had an age enhanced photo on it. I turned to a friend and said- wouldn't it be weird if you looked like one of those photos? Then it suddenly hit me that would be a great starting place for a book. (less)
Eileen Cook I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at two books coming out this June- The Sisters Chase and The Party- I would give both two huge thumbs up. I'm…moreI was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at two books coming out this June- The Sisters Chase and The Party- I would give both two huge thumbs up. I'm also looking forward to Dividing Eden.
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" General Questions SS: What was/is your favorite job? EC: Writing is hands down my favorite job. Who wouldn't love spending all day making stuff up and playing with imaginary friends? Plus I can wear sweat pants all day. SS: Where did you go to high scho..." ...More

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“Personally, I felt pretty safe. Librarians are like priests. You can tell them you want information on just about any subject and they never look at you weird. It's like a rule or something. I figured even in a small town like this, my question wouldn't be the strangest one the librarian had heard. I didn't know if librarians had any sort of official privacy code, but I was counting on confidence. They're not big talkers. It comes from being forced to be quiet all the time.”
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“It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you do something embarrassing like fall down the stairs in front of a group of people, you are required to act like you are fine, even if you aren't. Your arm could have a bone jutting out, and you would still try to laugh it off as if everything were hunky dory. This compound fracture? It's nothing! I like to let my bones out of my body once in a while for fresh air. It's good for them.
Eileen Cook, The Education of Hailey Kendrick

“Tell me the truth. When you were a kid, did you always color inside the lines?”
"Coloring in the lines is the whole point. That’s why they have lines,” I said.
“That’s where you’re wrong. The lines are there just to hold you in. Like a prison. Think what you might have created if there hadn’t been any lines.”
Eileen Cook, The Education of Hailey Kendrick

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Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Dear Eileen,

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :)\
I am really looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie


Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Eileen! I adore your profile pic, your doggies are so cute! :D


Meghan Thanks for adding me. I'm really enjoying What Would Emma Do?


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Joanne BFs forever and ever!


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