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Kelly Simmons

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My fifth novel WHERE SHE WENT will be published in the fall of 2019! It also sold in an audio auction (sounds noisy, doesn't it??) and is already gleaning interest from TV/film pre-publication. So please cross your ✌️ or even 🙏 with me! I accept all good wishes and 🍀 and good juju! In the meantime I hope you'll add it to your wanna read stack. Or my best-selling book, ONE MORE DAY to your shopping bag, maybe?

My books have been applauded by bestselling authors like Megan Abbott, Caroline Leavitt, and Sarah Pekkanen. They've been hailed as "great titles for book groups who love strong female characters" by the Library Journal. Publishers Weekly called my first novel, Standing Still "An electrifying debut" in its starred review. Even Kirkus l
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One More Day

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Standing Still

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Where She Went

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Catherine Stine Hi, Kelly,
Good to see you here.
Cheers, Catherine Stine


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