Therese Walsh

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Therese's second novel, The Moon Sisters, was published by Crown (Penguin Random House) in March 2014, received starred reviews from Booklist and Library Journal, and was named one of the Best Books of 2014 by Library Journal.

Her debut novel, The Last Will of Moira Leahy, was published in 2009 by Shaye Areheart books (Random House), and became a Target Breakout Book.

Therese is the co-founder of Writer Unboxed, a blog for writers about the craft and business of fiction.

She is also the 'architectural' editor of Author in Progress, the first Writer Unboxed book, published by Writer's Digest in 2016.

Before turning to novels, Therese was a researcher and writer for Prevention magazine, and then a freelance writer. She’s had hundreds of article
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Therese Walsh Hi Bonnie, I'm so sorry that I'm only now seeing this! YES, I am working on a new novel. I know I'm the slowest ever writer, and I appreciate your…moreHi Bonnie, I'm so sorry that I'm only now seeing this! YES, I am working on a new novel. I know I'm the slowest ever writer, and I appreciate your interest!(less)
Therese Walsh Thanks for the question, Andrew. I began writing novel-length fiction in 2002. Before that, I wrote some short children's stories (not published), and…moreThanks for the question, Andrew. I began writing novel-length fiction in 2002. Before that, I wrote some short children's stories (not published), and plenty of nonfiction articles (published). Beyond even that, I remember typing stories on an old typewriter as a child and forcing my friends to act in my plays on the playground.

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“Dreams like feet, better than knees.”
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“It took strength to notice things, sometimes, when those things were hidden away in dark places, stuck on the edges of the periphery. Strength to point to them and say that matters enough that I need to do something about it, especially when no one else blinked over them or everyone else forgot they were important.”
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“But we can control ourselves—right now, in this moment. That’s something. Maybe it’s everything.”
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Veronica Dale Thanks for becoming my friend on Goodreads. I too like dark chocolate, as well as Writer Unboxed!
---Veronica "Vernie" Dale. Blood Seed and Night Cruiser: Short Stories about Creepy, Amusing or Spiritual Encounters with the Shadow


message 4: by Tegan

Tegan Hi Therese!

Just wanted to say I'm really excited about your new book coming out next year! I've been keeping an eye out every since I read The Last Will of Moira Leahy and loved it. :)

Tegan


message 3: by Leon

Leon Shure Hi Therese,
Thanks for adding me as a friend,

Leon Shure


Dennisianuzzi I enjoy your comments! I am a eastern based photographer who specializes in portrait photography and also enjoys reading, nice to read your comments.


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