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Meg Waite Clayton

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Meg Waite Clayton is a New York Times bestselling author of 8 novels, most recently the international bestseller THE POSTMISTRESS OF PARIS, which is a Good Morning America Buzz pick, New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, People Magazine, IndieNext booksellers, LoanStars librarians, USA Today, Book of the Month Club and Amazon Editors’ pick and Publishers Weekly notable book the San Francisco Chronicle calls "gripping … an evocative love story layered with heroism and intrigue — the film ‘Casablanca’ if Rick had an artsy bent … powerful.”

Her prior books include the international bestseller and National Jewish Book Award finalist THE LAST TRAIN TO LONDON, the #1 Amazon fiction bestseller BEAUTIFUL EXILES, the Langum-Prize honored natio
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Meg Waite Clayton Gabriela, THANK YOU! I do also have such great affection for the whole Wednesday Gang, who sort of came to me on their own and feel like real people t…moreGabriela, THANK YOU! I do also have such great affection for the whole Wednesday Gang, who sort of came to me on their own and feel like real people to me, rather than figments of my imagination. It is such a joy--always--to hear from readers who do as well.

And I wouldn't be surprised to find them asking for another book!

But at the moment, my writing efforts are being spent on THE RACE FOR PARIS. Like the Wednesday books, its about women friends, although this time the setting is WWII France, and the women are journalists:

THE RACE FOR PARIS. Two journalists, denied access to press camps and the front, join forces with a military photographer and race toward Paris, to record its liberation from the Nazis and thereby make history. Inspired by women who defied military regulations, gender barriers… (more at https://megwaiteclayton.com)

I actually started RACE before I started THE WEDNESDAY SISTERS--15 years ago! It's been a labor of passion, love, and sheer literary stubbornness. I'm so excited to have it finally making its way into readers' hands this summer (Aug 11!). I hope you'll watch for it!

And again, thank you. Please do tell friends. That is the way readers find books, and books find readers.

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Meg Waite Clayton I make myself sit in the chair every day -- 2,000 words or 2:00. It's surprising what one can write if your alternative is to sit there and be absolut…moreI make myself sit in the chair every day -- 2,000 words or 2:00. It's surprising what one can write if your alternative is to sit there and be absolutely bored to death!(less)
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Ten years ago today, on the 40th anniversary of Sandra Day O’Connor taking her seat as the 1st female Justice of the Supreme Court, I published my first opinion piece. “Flirting with Justice” ran in the Los Angeles times, and was also picked up by the San Jose Mercury News and the Miami Herald. It remains as relevant today as it was then, so read it, please! It’s publication opened doo

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“we could hurt each other even when we weren't trying to, and that none of us was as perfect as we liked to pretend.”
Meg Waite Clayton, The Wednesday Sisters

“Linda asked that morning what it was about Charlotte’s Web that Ally particularly liked; maybe it would help to think about that, since it was Ally’s model book.
“I like the family that comes together in the barn,” Ally said without hesitation. “I like that they aren’t all the same thing; one is human and one’s a spider and one’s a pig. I like that it has nothing to do with blood relations, and everything to do with love.”
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“My father used to say courage isn't the absence of fear, but rather going forward in the face of it.”
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Bloomin’Chick (Jo) aka The Eclectic Spoonie Meg, we missed you over at The Wednesday Sister's Tea and Talk and hope that everything is alright. I hope we're able to clear up some of the confusion on our end in time for next week's chat (and so that we can continue at other times). Holli and I have been looking forward to it!


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