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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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You asked. I didn’t have an answer. First, it was due to a health issue which had me down and out for a period of time, then the pandemic which had the whole world down and out. During that time I kept writing, even when all I could manage was a few paragraphs a day. I kept the faith, though at times it was faith alone that kept me going. I wrote a novel that was the right book for the wrong t

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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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“Still waters run deep.”
Eileen Goudge, Once in a Blue Moon

“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.”
Eileen Goudge, The Replacement Wife

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