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Bree Despain

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The Short: Bree rediscovered her childhood love for creating stories when she took a semester off college to write and direct plays for at-risk, inner-city teens from Philadelphia and New York. She currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband, two young sons, and her beloved TiVo. The Dark Divine is Bree's debut novel.

The Long: As a kid, Bree would staple folded papers to make her own "novels." As a teen, she wrote stories in notebooks while her friends waited for the next page to be finished. Her teachers told her she should be a writer. But Bree thought only special people could be writers, so as the years past, she settled into the idea of becoming a lawyer or something else just as ordinary.

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THE DARK DIVINE 10th Anniversary--And a Free Short Story to Celebrate!!

Hey all!

I know I haven't posted in like FOREVER but I am dusting off the old blog because today is a very special day. It's the ten year anniversary of the debut of my first novel, THE DARK DIVINE. How has it been ten years already???



Many books only have a shelf life a of a few months, so the fact that I can occasionally walk into a bookstore and still find TDD on a shelf, or the fact that it Read more of this blog post »
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Jessica I can not wait for the Lost Saint! I'm so making my mother get up before BooksAMillion opens and heading their way!
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Kathy Newton Hi Bree,
Just wanted to tell you our store has already sold out of Dark Divine, and I'm rapidly re ordering! Yay! Hope things are well with you - Kathy


Angela I just saw your comment somewhere online about how the finished copy has something different that makes the cover and purple toes make sense, so I guess I'll wait to re-read until I have my hands on a hardcover. I hear that SLC is sold out already of your book ... guess I'll look for it out here to make sure I can get one! In the mean time, my daughter wants me to paint her toenails with the polish that came with the book. :)

Bree wrote: "Yes, I'll be speaking a bit and reading at the B&N event on the 16th. Glad you love the book so much! The hard-copy is better than the ARC, in my opinion. :) ..."


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Bree Yes, I'll be speaking a bit and reading at the B&N event on the 16th. Glad you love the book so much! The hard-copy is better than the ARC, in my opinion. :)

SpeedReader wrote: "That's the plan, but it's a crazy day so we'll see how it goes. Are you talking at B&N later in the month, or just signing? I think I have to go read TDD again ... I can't stop thinking about it ..."




Angela That's the plan, but it's a crazy day so we'll see how it goes. Are you talking at B&N later in the month, or just signing? I think I have to go read TDD again ... I can't stop thinking about it and I always love a book so much more on the 2nd time through when I catch everything that I missed the 1st time (which is usually most of the story!). Merry Christmas!

Bree wrote: "Thank you so much! I am so glad you enjoyed TDD. I hope you'll be able to come to my launch party at TKE ..."




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Bree Thank you so much! I am so glad you enjoyed TDD. I hope you'll be able to come to my launch party at TKE on January 2nd. SpeedReader wrote: "BREE! I got a surprise copy of TDD yesterday in the mail and read it on the airplane today! AMAZING! LOVED it! Congrats on a great debut. I'm so glad you are writing a sequel because at the en..."




Angela BREE! I got a surprise copy of TDD yesterday in the mail and read it on the airplane today! AMAZING! LOVED it! Congrats on a great debut. I'm so glad you are writing a sequel because at the end I totally want to know how that situation is going to work out. I sooo loved all the characters and the mystery and how it all unraveled. All of the praise so far is well deserved! Can't wait to read more from you in the future!


Corrie I'm looking forward to seeing your books and ratings


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