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Carolyn Haines

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Carolyn Haines is the USA Today bestselling author of over 70 books. She was the recipient of the Harper Lee Award for Distinguished Writing and the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence, as well as the "Best Amateur Sleuth" award by Romantic Times. Born and raised in Mississippi, she now lives in Alabama on a farm with more dogs, cats, and horses than she can possibly keep track of.

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Carolyn Haines I have no shortage of ideas. What I lack is time. I'm working on the Bones book for 2019 and I've gone back to my days of exploring the woods and…moreI have no shortage of ideas. What I lack is time. I'm working on the Bones book for 2019 and I've gone back to my days of exploring the woods and hunting for arrowheads and shards of pottery. Digging up bones is an appropriate chore for Sarah Booth and Tinkie, don't you think?(less)
Carolyn Haines Yes, I have the fourth one planned out--but (don't you just hate buts?) it will be early 2019 before I publish. On the good side, I have 3 more books…moreYes, I have the fourth one planned out--but (don't you just hate buts?) it will be early 2019 before I publish. On the good side, I have 3 more books coming out this year--Two Sarah Booths (CHARMED BONES in May and A GIFT OF BONES in October) and also BONE-A-FIED TROUBLE, which features Trouble the black cat detective, is slated for November. So...I am writing so much my thumbs are in revolt! But I promise you, the 4th Pluto's Snitch will be worth the wait! I can't wait to start writing it!(less)
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Carolyn Haines Donna wrote: "Thanks Carolyn for friending me on Good Reads. I am following on Twitter as well.
James Lee Burke an Charlaine Harris are both great authors and I like them a lot too. So we have something in commo..."


I'll be glad to see fall. Steamy down here in lower Alabama! But it's been good for writing because it's too hot to do anything else!


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Donna Thanks Carolyn for friending me on Good Reads. I am following on Twitter as well.
James Lee Burke an Charlaine Harris are both great authors and I like them a lot too. So we have something in common.
Hope you are having a wonderful summer, which will be coming to an end sooner than we know.
Donna


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