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Cathy Zane

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Cathy Zane When I am in the flow of writing nothing is more effortless or enjoyable. It is exciting to see where a character will take me, how they will respond,…moreWhen I am in the flow of writing nothing is more effortless or enjoyable. It is exciting to see where a character will take me, how they will respond, or what new situation will present itself. Those moments of being surprised always leave me feeling awed by the process and encouraged to just get out of the way and let the story come through. (less)
Cathy Zane I'm currently preparing for the upcoming (August 28,2018) publication of my debut novel, Better Than This, as well as working on a re-write of a…moreI'm currently preparing for the upcoming (August 28,2018) publication of my debut novel, Better Than This, as well as working on a re-write of a second novel. I wish I had more time in the day!(less)
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A reader recently wrote a review of my novel, Better Than This, and described that it was painful to read, but not in a bad way. Rather, it was a book that explored a difficult topic, but ultimately left the reader feeling hopeful and empowered. As a psychotherapist, I think writing (and reading) about facing difficult things in life can be inspirational and motivating. I want to speak to those read...

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“A Better Next” is such a relatable book for anyone who has experienced an empty nest, stressful work, and a husband’s affair and abandonment. The protagonist, Jess, manages it all with some tears but much resilience and grace, bolstered by her good ...more
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I’ve enjoyed all of Emily Liebert’s books, but this is my new favorite. I read it in two evenings! A great, slow unveiling of two women, their current struggles and secret pasts. I felt empathy for both characters and felt the tension throughout the ...more
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Nine Women, One Dress by Jane L. Rosen
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The fashion industry’s “Dress of the Year” weaves through the stories of nine women – and a few men – of all ages with wonderfully heartwarming effects. I haven’t enjoyed a book as much as this one in a while. As much as I wanted to know the outcomes ...more
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The fashion industry’s “Dress of the Year” weaves through the stories of nine women – and a few men – of all ages with wonderfully heartwarming effects. I haven’t enjoyed a book as much as this one in a while. As much as I wanted to know the outcomes ...more
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I knew from Ryan’s Trust Me to expect the unexpected in her writing. She is a master at cat and mouse and this book kept me guessing right up to the big reveal. It also left me unsettled for days! A must read for fans for psychological thrillers.
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It's hard for me to imagine not liking a book set in a bookstore, but this book had so much more than just the love of books to pull me in. A grieving protagonist trying to save her father's legacy, a cast of supporting characters with their own stru ...more
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