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MICHELE YOUNG-STONE is the author of ABOVE US ONLY SKY (Simon & Schuster, 3-3-15) and THE HANDBOOK FOR LIGHTNING STRIKE SURVIVORS (Crown, 2010).

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In addition to being a writer, Michele is a mom, wife, animal lover, Zumba-addict, crafter, Pinterest junkie, and bird watcher. Learn more about Michele and her new book, ABOVE US ONLY SKY, at www.micheleyoungstone.com


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Michele Young-Stone I don't believe in it. I believe in frustration and self-doubt, things that can make me pause from sitting down to do the work, but I don't believe in…moreI don't believe in it. I believe in frustration and self-doubt, things that can make me pause from sitting down to do the work, but I don't believe in "writer's block". I try to remember what Hemingway said: I'm paraphrasing, but it's something like, Always make sure you stop writing while you still have something to say. Save something for the next day. I also get a lot of ideas in the shower or when I'm walking. Oftentimes if I'm not sure what to write, I'll realize that I need to do more research, and I'll go that route. (less)
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I am so pleased that my third novel, Lost in the Beehive is now available for preorder!

From the author of Above Us Only Sky and The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors, a touching new novel set in the 1960s about the power of friendship, love, and accepting your past in order to find a future.

For nearly her entire life, Gloria Ricci has been followed by bees.

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The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Damaged people inhabit this debut novel: people who have been struck by lightning as well as those who have lost loved ones from death, divorce, drinking, or duplicity. Young-Stone tells parallel stories that hurdle storm after storm headlong into one another... [She] is a very fine writer who has created a host of endearing losers—young, old, literate, and simple, all full of longing. What she does best is portray the incredulousness of the unlucky. (Apr.) Publisher's Weekly, 7 Dec. 2009
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“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”
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One of my all-time favorite novels. I'm revisiting it because I need a quote from a brilliant female novelist to introduce part four of my third novel. Thanks, Joan Didion. You're amazing.
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"No one writes misery as well as Didion. I can't say I enjoyed this book. I was too busy feeling like the world was a hollow thankless place. She's the best. "
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“Some people turn sad awfully young. No special reason, it seems, but they seem almost to be born that way. They bruise easier, tire faster, cry quicker, remember longer and, as I say, get sadder younger than anyone else in the world. I know, for I'm one of them.”
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“She'd been in love with the man, and love is a scary thing. If not reciprocated, it can turn a person into a monster.”
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“Like humans, birds mourn the loss of fledglings and mates. There are a thousand variant weeping songs to sing. I had to sign mine and get on with it. That is what I did”
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“If you tell a beautiful woman that she is beautiful, what have you given her? It's no more than a fact and it has cost you nothing. But if you tell an ugly woman that she is beautiful, you offer her the great homage of corrupting the concept of beauty. To love a woman for her virtues is meaningless. She's earned it, it's a payment, not a gift. But to love her for her vices is a real gift, unearned and undeserved. To love her for her vices is to defile all virtue for her sake - and that is a real tribute of love, because you sacrifice your conscience, your reason, your integrity and your invaluable self-esteem.”
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