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Colleen Oakley is the USA Today bestselling author of You Were There Too and other unconventional love stories. Her books have been named best books by People Magazine, Us Weekly, Library Journal, and Real Simple, and long-listed for the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, four kids and the world's biggest lapdog, Bailey. Her fourth novel THE INVISIBLE HUSBAND OF FRICK ISLAND will be published by Berkley/Penguin in May 2021.

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Colleen Oakley Hi Anna! I don't currently have plans to write anymore on them, but I never say never. Who knows? In a few years, I may be curious what they're up to …moreHi Anna! I don't currently have plans to write anymore on them, but I never say never. Who knows? In a few years, I may be curious what they're up to and start writing about them again. Thank you for your question!(less)
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First, thank you so much for such a wonderful compliment. I did actually cry a lot when I was writing it, which for me, is how I know that I…more
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First, thank you so much for such a wonderful compliment. I did actually cry a lot when I was writing it, which for me, is how I know that I'm hitting the emotions I'm intending to portray—when I really feel them too. Thank you for reading!(less)
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You Were There Too

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“I suppose all couples feel this way at some point—that their bond is the most special, the strongest, the Greatest Love of All. Not all the time, just in those few and far between moments where you look at the person you’re with and think: Yes. It’s you.”
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“Science can’t explain why two specific people are magnetically drawn to each other instead of repelled. Only love can.”
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“Relationships don't dissolve over one event, one fight, it's a thousand blows, delivered over time, uppercuts, jabs, crosses, some you barely even feel, and then before you know it, you're on the ground seeing stars and wondering what the hell happened!”
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“I suppose all couples feel this way at some point—that their bond is the most special, the strongest, the Greatest Love of All. Not all the time, just in those few and far between moments where you look at the person you’re with and think: Yes. It’s you.”
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“Science can’t explain why two specific people are magnetically drawn to each other instead of repelled. Only love can.”
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“why do people always say they could get hit by a bus? Like life is just one big game of Frogger and people are getting struck left and right by dangerous city transport.”
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message 3: by ♥Booklish Reviews♥ (last edited Jul 16, 2015 08:01PM)

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Colleen Oakley You are cracking me up! I love this! And I love that you are still thinking about the book. I heart you.

♥Shredded Book Reviews♥ wrote: "Okay, so just hear me out! I was thinking about this the other day:
What if Before I Go had a spin-off. Hum? The angst of it all would leave me reeling! Jack getting with her best friend and them ..."



♥Booklish Reviews♥ Okay, so just hear me out! I was thinking about this the other day:
What if Before I Go had a spin-off. Hum? The angst of it all would leave me reeling! Jack getting with her best friend and them having a child. Maybe naming that child Daisy?

And then maybe he's content with his life. But oh wait, Daisy had an identical twin sister. *GRABS CHEST* And just when you think he's happy in his new marriage, moving on ect., this twin pops up outta nowhere!

So then Jack has an affair with Daisy's twin, and then his new wife (daisy's former BF) finds out and all hell breaks loose!

It could happen!



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