D.M. Barr

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WHO IS D.M. BARR?


By day, a mild-mannered salesperson, wife, mother, rescuer of senior shelter dogs, happily living just north of New York City. By night, an author of sex, suspense and satire.

My background includes stints in travel marketing, travel journalism, meeting planning, public relations and real estate. I was, for a long and happy time, an award-winning magazine writer and editor. Then kids happened. And I needed to actually make money. Now they're off doing whatever it is they do (of which I have no idea since they won't friend me on Facebook) and I can spend my spare time weaving tales of debauchery and whatever else tickles my fancy.

The main thing to remember about my work is that I am NOT one of my characters. For example, as
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D.M. Barr Sit down and write. Even if you only have five minutes a day. Even if you think it's garbage. Don't judge, just write. Vomit it all out. Then be open …moreSit down and write. Even if you only have five minutes a day. Even if you think it's garbage. Don't judge, just write. Vomit it all out. Then be open to critique. Remember, the magic comes in the revision.

One other thing: don't think you only have one book in you. The more you write, the more you will open yourself up. Before you know it, you will be flooded with ideas. The trick is knowing which have enough conflict to be developed into more.(less)
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If you are a reviewer with Book Sirens, check out an ARC of this sweet contemporary RomCom at https://booksirens.com/book/2W02BZE/9.... Or buy a copy--the paperback version is out now and the ebook debuts on June 7th!
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The Queen of Second Chances by D.M. Barr is a romantic comedy.

Carraway Quinn aka Carra was a writer who was currently unemployed and with writer's block. Her stepmother used Carra's misfortune in ord" Read more of this review »
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"Charming, funny, and heartwarming, the Queen of Second Chances is not just a love story where two people discover each other, it is a story of self-discovery. Like all good romances, this one starts with the two main characters loathing each other be" Read more of this review »
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Unfortunately I figured out the ending about 3/4 through. Still it was a quick read and held my attention. Worth a look.
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Don’t stop writing these, Kellye. They’re terrific!
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