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Caroline Bock's debut short story collection, CARRY HER HOME, is the winner of the 2018 Fiction Award from the Washington Writers' Publishing House. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novels: LIE and BEFORE MY EYES from St. Martin’s Press. In 2019, an audiobook for LIE was created by producer/voice over artist Rachel Leblang and is now available on Audible and ITunes.

Bock was educated at Syracuse University, where she studied creative writing with Raymond Carver, and at The City College of New York. where in 2011 she earned an MFA in Fiction. Prior to focusing on her writing, she led the marketing and public relations departments at Bravo cable network, IFC, and IFC Films.

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CARRY HER HOME - DEBUT SHORT STORY COLLECTION

Carry Her Home, my debut collection of short stories, winner of the 2018 Fiction Award from the venerable small cooperative press- The Washington Writers' Publishing House- is just published this month!

Carry Her Home Stories by Caroline Bock






All I can do is shout: YEAH!

And say with much gratitude: Thank you for reading.
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Published on October 30, 2018 17:36 Tags: autobiographical-fiction, flash-fiction, short-stories

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Powerful drama of shooting at Amish school.
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Thinking of conflict, tension as a writer...and reading plays....

--Caroline
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I need to require myself to read this every year -- but I am so glad I read this collection of fiction and nonfiction, poetry and graphic novel-like stories this year! What drew me in, as if I were required to read more: "My Family's Slave," by Alex ...more
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I've taken to reading plays -- looking how conflict and tension are dramatized -- and this one-woman play, Mis Margarida's Way-- has stuck in my mind for over 30 years. Years ago, I saw Estelle Parsons (probably more famous for the Roseanne's mother ...more
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Speculative short literary fiction at its best!! Read this collection, this author has a future!
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If you miss DOWNTOWN ABBEY as much as I do, read THE MAN FROM ST. PETERSBURG. This was a guilty pleasure of a read-- set in London right before WWI around an aristocratic family and a complex would-be assassin. It's a "classic" tightly-woven, histori ...more
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Caroline Bock Thank you for accepting!!


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Susan Thank you for the invite!!


Caroline Bock Erin wrote: "I got the only copy of Before My Eyes from Book Outlet today! I can't wait for it to get here!"

Erin wrote: "I got the only copy of Before My Eyes from Book Outlet today! I can't wait for it to get here!"

Yes!! I hope you find compelling... best, Caroline


Erin Lynn I got the only copy of Before My Eyes from Book Outlet today! I can't wait for it to get here!


Erin Lynn Thanks for the recommendation. Before My Eyes is on my TBR list. It's been on it for a while now. I just need to find it. :)


Nefariousbig Yes! Wizard of Oz is a definite favorite.


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


Caroline Bock Shanna wrote: "I just want you to know that it has been one or two weeks since I have read Lie, and I can't stop thinking about it.

I have read a lot of forgettable books this year, but Lie isn't one of them. Li..."


Hi!! You said to let you know ... new novel - BEFORE MY EYES - coming out in February, 2014!!! More soon!!


message 3: by Shanna (last edited Nov 06, 2011 01:10AM)

Shanna I just want you to know that it has been one or two weeks since I have read Lie, and I can't stop thinking about it.

I have read a lot of forgettable books this year, but Lie isn't one of them. Lie is a book that sneaks up on you. You don't realize the impact it has made until weeks after you've put it down. Young adult novels are sometimes overlooked because adults don't take them seriously. I'm going to make my foster sister read it.

I can't wait until you write something else. Please let me know once you finish a new novel.


Caroline Bock very dark and cool blog. I liked Matched -- and I see you're highlighting the sequel but not nearly as much as other series like Hunger Games!!


Natasha Thank you for connecting with me, Its so good to have another book lover as a goodreads friend. I look forward to sharing my love of books with you. Please check out my book blog "Paranormal Goddess [Book Blog]", if you haven't already. -♥-


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