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Samara O'Shea

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I've written two books paying homage to the written word and its healing powers. My third book offers inspiration and guidance to those suffering unrequited love. My books are a melting pot of personal stories, history, pop culture, literature and advice. In addition to the books, my work has also appeared in Woman's Day, Country Living, Marie Claire, and The Huffington Post. I have a master's degree in social work and am preparing to take my clinical license test in late September 2020.

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Samara O'Shea Being afraid to put something out there, doing it anyway, and having people thank you for being so honest.
Samara O'Shea I heat water for tea then stare blankly at my computer for a while--maybe read an article or two. When the tea kettle starts screaming, I'm thrilled t…moreI heat water for tea then stare blankly at my computer for a while--maybe read an article or two. When the tea kettle starts screaming, I'm thrilled to have a reason to get up. I come back with my tea and re-read what I've already written. Sometimes the next sentences come to me as a result and other times I keep indulging silly little distractions until they do. (less)
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A Little Nobility

A thoughtful quote to lead us from Black History Month into Women’s History Month: “When I ran away from slavery, it was for myself; when I advocated emancipation, it was for my people. But when I stood up for the rights of woman, self was out of the question, and I found a little nobility […]
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Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
“October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!”
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“A few years ago I was involved with a man and when we stopped seeing each other I worried about what it meant to him. Will he remember me the way I remember him? Did I make a lasting impression on him the way he did on me? At some point I thought about that little sentence describing one woman’s passion vs. a man’s dalliance and seeing how well her passion served her in other ways, and I chose not to care. I don’t care what he did or didn’t feel. What he does or doesn’t remember. I am a person and I count. It meant something to me, therefore it meant something. I will now take my passion and do what I damn well please. How extraordinary to be the passionate one.”
Samara O'Shea, Loves Me...Not: How to Survive (and Thrive!) in the Face of Unrequited Love

“English is curvaceous, complex, and beautiful. Fluent and fierce. She is the lover you will always adore but will never fully know because there’s too much to know. She is a true seductress—devious and overt, offering endless possibilities.”
Samara O'Shea, For the Love of Letters

“There are two times in life—when you’re madly in love and when your heart is good and broken—that you’ll inadvertently pay more attention to the words around you.”
Samara O'Shea, Note to Self: On Keeping a Journal and Other Dangerous Pursuits

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“The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.”
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“Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”
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“A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.”
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“It's unexpectedly painful to have become a pronoun.”
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“I was not ladylike, nor was I manly. I was something else altogether. There were so many different ways to be beautiful.”
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