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Janet Nichols Lynch

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Janet Nichols Lynch’s most recent novels are COMMIE PINKO, about the McCarthy era and teen life in Berkeley, CA, in the 1950s; WHEEL OF FIRE, about a teen trying to free another teen from a destructive cult; MY BEAUTIFUL HIPPIE, about growing up in San Francisco in the late 1960s, and RACING CALIFORNIA, about the Amgen Tour of California. She is the author of the novels ADDICTED TO HER, MESSED UP, CHEST PAINS, and PEACE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD.

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In COMMIE PINKO, it’s 1958, the era of the Cold War and McCarthyism. In Berkeley, California, fourteen-year-old Donna is happily organizing the Richie Valens Fan Club, when her father, a physics p
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Janet Nichols Lynch I don't believe there is any such thing as writer's block. If you can't put words down, then it simply means you don't know enough about what you're w…moreI don't believe there is any such thing as writer's block. If you can't put words down, then it simply means you don't know enough about what you're writing. Do some research or pre-writing which explores character, situation, or plot. I never stare at an empty screen. I always know what I'm going to write before I write it, although I learn through the writing how it is going to turn out. (less)
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Messed Up

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My Beautiful Hippie

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Addicted to Her

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Racing California

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Peace Is a Four-Letter Word

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Chest Pains

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Wheel of Fire

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Commie Pinko

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Wishbone I'm sorry I tore the cover off of "Pet Semetary" with my baby dog teeth. I feel really bad.


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