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Joni Okun

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Joni Okun graduated magna cum laude from Washington University, then earned her J.D. degree from Saint Louis University School of Law. She served as a law clerk to a federal judge, and worked as an international litigator and as business and employment lawyer. A member of the Historical Novel Society, Ms. Okun is passionate about writing and reading historical fiction. She lives in Orlando with her husband and two exceptionally destructive silky terriers.

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Joni Okun Once I know my characters well, I know what they would say and do, so writer's block doesn't often happen for me. In fact, I love a blank page! It's…moreOnce I know my characters well, I know what they would say and do, so writer's block doesn't often happen for me. In fact, I love a blank page! It's revision that is more challenging for me.(less)
Joni Okun I like being my own boss and setting my own schedule. Being able to write at the time of day I write best is a real privilege I so appreciate. It is…moreI like being my own boss and setting my own schedule. Being able to write at the time of day I write best is a real privilege I so appreciate. It is also a discipline. An author can't wait for her muse to magically appear before she starts writing. Inspiration often happens during the writing process.(less)
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To Hold the Throne by Joni Okun
"Fascinating read

Fascinating retelling of the last macaabee princess and king Herod the great. The story evolved organically and kept me interested. This is the first novel in this genre I’ve read and I enjoyed it immensely. Great debut novel." Read more of this review »
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Awkward prose. I couldn't finish it.
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Soyala by Cindy Burkart Maynard
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This book did not hold my attention. The writing was pretentious and dull.
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A Photographer’s Guide to Colorado’s National Parks and Monum... by Bob Maynard
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Soyala by Cindy Burkart Maynard
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This book did not hold my attention. The writing was pretentious and dull.
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Awkward prose. I couldn't finish it.
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