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Charlie Donlea

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Charlie Donlea is the USA TODAY and #1 Internationally bestselling author of SUMMIT LAKE, THE GIRL WHO WAS TAKEN, DON'T BELIEVE IT, SOME CHOOSE DARKNESS, and THE SUICIDE HOUSE. His latest thriller, TWENTY YEARS LATER, will be released in January 2022. He resides in Chicago with his wife and two young children.

He spends a part of each year fishing with his father in the far reaches of Canada, where the roads end and lakes are accessible only by floatplane. These majestic trips to “God’s Country” inspired the setting for his first novel, Summit Lake.

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Charlie Donlea Hi Susan. Brilliance Audio has purchased the rights to SUMMIT LAKE, so you will be able to listen to it on CD or MP3 format. The audio version will be…moreHi Susan. Brilliance Audio has purchased the rights to SUMMIT LAKE, so you will be able to listen to it on CD or MP3 format. The audio version will be available the same day the hardcover comes out -- January 26th. (less)
Charlie Donlea I'm honored to have been interviewed by Writer's Digest Magazine on this exact topic. The interview will run in the February 2016 edition, and a more …moreI'm honored to have been interviewed by Writer's Digest Magazine on this exact topic. The interview will run in the February 2016 edition, and a more detailed answer is there. But my quick advice for aspiring writers is two things: One, ignore all the negative stuff out there about how hard it is to break in. Understand the challenge, for sure, but be confident that you can make it. Without belief in yourself and your writing, the mountain just gets taller. And two, decide never to give up. Some writers make it with their first manuscript on their first try. Others have to bang out multiple stories before they find success. Whichever path you find yourself on, decide never to stop writing. (less)
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Hi Everyone,
Traveling Sisters Book Reviews as invited me to a Q&A on Wednesday, August 19. Basically an AMA and I'll be popping in all day to answer your question about my books, writing, finding an agent, or anything you want to discuss!

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The group is: Behind the Pages with The Traveling Sisters


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Charlie Donlea, The Girl Who Was Taken

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