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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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Eileen Goudge I get to work barefoot. And I don't have to wear pantyhose to work.
Eileen Goudge I take a bath. Running water unclogs any writer blockages. Go figure!
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I was young. I was poor. I was desperate.


If you think you know how the story goes, no I didn’t resort to turning tricks to support myself and my infant son. Worse than that: I became a writer. Why didn’t she just get a JOB? you might wonder. As in one with a weekly paycheck. What can I say? I was young and foolish, barely out of my teens when I married. Two years later, I was a single mom, div...

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