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Kelly Simmons

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I hope you'll add THE FIFTH OF JULY to your 'wanna read' stack.

My books have 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.

I've visited hundreds and hundreds book clubs via Skype or in person.

For book signing events or more information, see my website kellysimmonsbooks.com. Or friend me on Facebook (kellyatbubble) or follow me on twitter (kellysimmons) for more giveaways.

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October 2009, Kelly Simmons
" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? KS: packed with words, friends, fur, and very dirty laundry SS: What is your motto or maxim? KS: when the croutons are gone, the salad is finished What Readers want to know... SS: How ..." ...More

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Reading Group Guide for ONE MORE DAY (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Some questions to guide the discussion of the book being called a cross between 'Gone Girl' and 'The Returned.' And hailed as "the perfect choice for a book club looking for a page-turner." by Adult Librarian News & Reviews
Standing Still First Chapter (Literature & Fiction)
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Catherine Stine Hi, Kelly,
Good to see you here.
Cheers, Catherine Stine


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