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Laura Taylor Namey

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Laura Taylor Namey is the New York Times bestselling author of Reese’s Book Club pick A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, The Library of Lost Things, and When We Were Them. A proud Cuban-American, she can be found hunting for vintage treasures and wishing she was in London or Paris. She lives in San Diego with her husband and two children.

This former teacher writes young adult novels featuring quirky teens learning to navigate life and love. She holds a BA in Elementary Education from the University of San Diego and is the winner of the Peggy Miller Award for excellence in young adult fiction.

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Laura Taylor Namey I defitnely do my best drafting in the morning. Something about the good night’s Sleep and coffee combination helps me make words.
Laura Taylor Namey I definitely do my best writing first thing in the morning. With lots of coffee!
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“I've never considered any book, especially a novel or work of literature, something you should 'plow through.' The whole point of reading is savor ing the story, immersing your self in a whole new place. Maybe one that doesn't even exist.”
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“Thing is, when you put something back together it’s never exactly the same as it was before.”
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“I’ve grown to find peace and acceptance in not fighting what I can’t control.”
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