M.H. Herlong

M.H. Herlong

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M.H. Herlong grew up in a small town in South Carolina where she once had a dog and never went sailing but did read about a million books. It makes perfect sense, therefore, that she writes all the time and that her first published novel was about sailing and her second, about a dog.

She went to The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she majored in English and studied fiction writing under Stephen Marlowe. On the first day of the two-semester class, the students received the single assignment for the entire year—write a novel—which they all did. After college, Herlong taught high school English for a year then moved to Florida with her new husband where they served as captain and crew of the Sonshine and lived aboar

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“Sometimes when you read a book or watch a TV show, you see the people and you think, Don’t do that. Don’t open that door. Don’t answer that phone. You know everything is about to change. “Stop!” you want to say. “Rewrite the story. Rewind the tape. Don’t let it happen that way.” But you can’t. The people always open the door or answer the phone. The bad thing always happens, and there is nothing you can do about it.”
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“What’s up?” I said.
“I mean what’s wrong?”
“My leg is broken.”
“Yeah, I noticed.”
M.H. Herlong, The Great Wide Sea

“He was an eleven year old man.
-(inside joke)”
M.H. Herlong, The Great Wide Sea

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