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Jared Reck

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Jared Reck lives in Hanover, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two daughters. He teaches 8th grade Language Arts, where he has been reading awesome books and writing alongside his students for the past twelve years. A Short History of the Girl Next Door is his first novel.
Learn more about Jared at jaredreckbooks.com and follow him on Twitter @reckj.

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Jared Reck Thank you, Pamela! Your tears bring me so much joy! (And, sorry.)

I do have a second book in the works—I'm revising now and hoping to have it turned in…more
Thank you, Pamela! Your tears bring me so much joy! (And, sorry.)

I do have a second book in the works—I'm revising now and hoping to have it turned in very soon. It deals with death as well, but in a different way. If I'm ever lucky enough for you to read it, I hope you love it!(less)
Jared Reck I have two methods that work well for me:

The first is a writing activity I do regularly with my students, called a QuickWrite (shout out to Writing…more
I have two methods that work well for me:

The first is a writing activity I do regularly with my students, called a QuickWrite (shout out to Writing Workshop guru, Linda Rief). It's a quick, five-minute burst of writing where you try to keep your pen moving the entire time. Sometimes I give a sentence-starter, sometimes we use lines from awesome YA novels, sometimes I pick out a painting I love. Then we go. When I force myself to sit down and write these with my students, I almost always love the results. (I don't know why I don't just make myself do this every day on my own.)

The second method is to use a character questionnaire. Usually I'm stuck because I just don't know enough about my character. So I'll stop, make up a random interview question (What's on your camera roll right now? What would we find taped to the inside of your locker?), and see what my character says. Once I get the character talking, I end up using most of it in my story.(less)
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"In my opinion, this book is one of the best coming-of-age stories of the year or even since The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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