Carla Buckley

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Carla Buckley is the internationally bestselling author of The Good Goodbye, The Deepest Secret, Invisible, and The Things That Keep Us Here, which was nominated for a Thriller Award as a best first novel and the Ohioana Book Award for fiction. She is a graduate of Oberlin College and the Wharton School of Business, and currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She serves on the board of the International Thriller Writers as Vice President, Awards and is at work on her next novel.

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Carla Buckley Because I sell a novel on a brief synopsis and a few sample pages, I do some planning beforehand but not a great deal. Often, the novel will change sh…moreBecause I sell a novel on a brief synopsis and a few sample pages, I do some planning beforehand but not a great deal. Often, the novel will change shape once I begin writing and get to know my characters, and when I look back on that synopsis later, I'm amazed to see how far I wandered away from the original storyline. But the themes always remain the same--they're what pull me through to the end.(less)
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The Good Goodbye

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The Things That Keep Us Here

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The Liar's Child

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“Easy enough to fight when the monster kept its distance, easy enough to draw the line. But when the moster was literally outside the door, that's when your actions mattered. The hard choice wasn't opening the door. The hard choice was keeping it closed.”
Carla Buckley, The Things That Keep Us Here

“...The lies we tell, and let ourselves believe, in the name of love.

The first thing you should know is that everyone lies. The second thing is that it matters.”
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“The first time you hold your baby and see she's all right, you breathe a sigh of relief. You think you've crossed the finish line. You don't realize that the race had just begun.”
Carla Buckley, The Good Goodbye

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Carla Buckley Kris wrote: "Great to connect with you here, Carla. Always great to meet other authors.

Kris

Kris Neri
Magical Alienation: A Samantha Brennan and Annabelle Haggerty Magical Mystery"


Hi Kris,

Great to meet you here, too!

Carla


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Kris Neri Great to connect with you here, Carla. Always great to meet other authors.

Kris

Kris Neri
Magical Alienation: A Samantha Brennan and Annabelle Haggerty Magical Mystery


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Carla Buckley Pamela wrote: "Hi Carla...thanks for accepting my friend request :)"

Nice to meet you here, Pamela!


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Carla Buckley Peg wrote: "Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Carla."

Thank YOU, Peg!


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Carla Buckley Jeannie and Louis wrote: "So lovely to meet you here on Goodreads. Happy reading/writing."

Always great to meet other book enthusiasts!


Jeannie and Louis Rigod So lovely to meet you here on Goodreads. Happy reading/writing.


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Peg Brantley Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Carla.


Pamela Hi Carla...thanks for accepting my friend request :)


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