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Eileen Goudge

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I began writing at the age of eight, and wrote my way through the lean years, more than one marriage, single motherhood,and moving to the Big Apple on a wing and a prayer, with fifteen women's fiction novels to show for it. Every life experience I've weathered has found its way into my novels in one form or another:bad exes, births, deaths,divorces, pregnancy scares,true crime (I was nearly kidnapped, at age 12, by the stranger whose car your parents warned you not get it into). It's all part of the alchemy that makes for fictional gold.

BONES AND ROSES, Book One of my Cypress Bay mystery series, marks my entry into the ranks of mystery novelists. I've been a fan of the genre since I fell under the spell of James M. Cain reading his masterp
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Every year, it’s the same. As the date of my husband’s birthday approaches, I’m thrown into a mild panic, wondering what to get him. Whenever I ask what he wants, Sandy says “I’m good.” Or he’ll take me in his arms and say, “I have everything I want right here.” (Corny, you might think, but I fall for it each time.) He’s the gearhead who’d have to stifle a laugh at my pathetic ignorance if I w

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“Why was it that the only choices that truly mattered were the ones you felt least prepare to make?”
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“Looking at him now, she saw a study in contrasts. Someone who was kind and loyal but who could also be stubborn and intractable; who was his own man but also your typical man from Mars; who was always there for her but who had a tendency to hold back when showing his own emotions; who was forgetful at times but who never forgot was was most important. In short, someone who wasn't perfect but perfect for her, because of rather than in spite of his flaws.”
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