Jeannine Garsee

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Jeannine Garsee is the author of three contemporary YA novels: THE UNQUIET (2011) SAY THE WORD (2009) and BEFORE, AFTER, AND SOMEBODY IN BETWEEN (2007)(Bloomsbury USA Children's Books.) Her essay "Fearless" appears in the Harper Collins anthology DEAR BULLY: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories, edited by Megan Kelly Hall and Carrie Jones.
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A solitary space.

Phone turned off and tucked out of sight.

Coffee, tea, or soda at hand...maybe a bowl of munchies.

Soft background music...or sweet silence.

A dog, a cat, or slippers on your feet.

Peace and quiet.

Endless hours.

Endless words.

Sounds lovely, doesn't in? Unfortunately this is the reality most writers face:

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Description: from <a href=http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10428981-dear-bully>DEAR BULLY: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories</a>
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Description: Haunted by her role in her beloved grandmother's death, bipolar Rinn, 16, seeks refuge with her mother in a secluded Ohio town, only to find herself plagued by ghosts, both imaginary <i>and</i> real. Summer 2012 Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
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Description: Trapped in a violent, alcoholic family, and threatened on a daily basis by the school bully, Martha Kowalski, a 14-year-old budding cellist, wants only to escape. Unexpectedly given this chance, she hides her past--reinventing herself as the enigmatic "Gina"--and moves in with the Brinkmans, a seemingly perfect family with terrible secrets of their own.
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Description: After the death of her estranged mother, who left the family years ago for her lesbian partner, 17-year-old Shawna Gallagher finds herself inextricably swept up into her mom’s new “family” in a way she never could’ve imagined.
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“Psychosis can happen out of the blue, to anyone, and no one knows why. Not even the best doctors on the planet.

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“Can Aa-a-ana-liese come out and play?”
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And that’s why Mom is always so afraid. If we don’t know what made me sick in the first place, how can anyone guarantee I won’t flip out again?”
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Jeannine Pragya wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, love the cover of The Unquiet, hope to read it someday soon. :)"

Thanks! I hope you enjoy it. :)


Pragya Thanks for the friend request, love the cover of The Unquiet, hope to read it someday soon. :)


Jeannine Arya wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Jeannine!

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You're welcome!


Paige (Arya) Thanks for the friend request, Jeannine!

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Jeannine Laura YA indie princess wrote: "Thanks for the add! =)"

You're very welcome!


Laura's Book Addiction Thanks for the add! =)


Jeannine You're welcome! :)


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Judah Mahay Hey Jen,

How do I get an author page like this? I just got a short story published! Thank you so much.

Blessings,

Judah


Daniel
Jeannine, I've added your book Before, After and Somebody In Between to my to-read list.


Jeannine I start out classy. I'm sure the other stuff will sneak in very soon!


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Holly Look at all the classy titles on your list, as opposed to mine. LOL!


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