Margaret Lashley

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Like the characters in my novels, I haven’t lead a life of wealth or luxury. In fact, as it stands now, I’m set to inherit a half-eaten jar of Cheez Whiz…if my siblings don’t beat me to it.

During my illustrious career, I’ve been a roller-skating waitress, an actuarial assistant, an advertising copywriter, a real estate agent, a house flipper, an organic farmer, and a traveling vagabond/truth seeker. But no matter where I’ve gone or what I’ve done, I’ve always felt like a weirdo.

I began writing when I found an ancient black typewriter on my grandparent’s back porch. (Inspired by my brothers, Boys are Stupid was my first masterpiece.)

I’ve learned a heck of a lot in my life. But getting to know myself has been my greatest journey. Today, I kn
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“Afterwards, I’d stood on my balcony in the purple twilight, wearing nothing but a towel. Scandalous! I’d watched an incredible moon come up from beneath the sea. The warm wind had caressed my neck like a lover’s breath. Or maybe it was just the sunburn….”
Margaret Lashley, Absolute Zero: Misadventures From A Broad

“I’m talking about our imperfections. Our quirks. They’re what make us real. They make us who we are. They’re like...the best part of us, Val. Without them, we’d be like...I dunno. Like generic zombies. Everybody the same.”
Margaret Lashley, Glad One: Crazy is a Relative Term

“The secret to quirks is to own them,”
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