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KRISTINA MCMORRIS is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of two novellas and six historical novels, including the runaway bestseller SOLD ON A MONDAY with over a million copies sold. The recipient of more than twenty national literary awards, she previously hosted weekly TV shows for Warner Bros. and an ABC affiliate, beginning at age nine with an Emmy Award-winning program, and owned a wedding-and-event-planning company until she had far surpassed her limit of "Y.M.C.A." and chicken dances. Kristina lives near Portland, Oregon, where she somehow manages to be fully deficient of a green thumb and not own a single umbrella. For more, visit www.KristinaMcMorris.com ...more

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Kristina McMorris Hi, Mich! How nice of you to ask. Believe me, I can't wait to share the next story with you too. After writing The Edge of Lost, I decided to take som…moreHi, Mich! How nice of you to ask. Believe me, I can't wait to share the next story with you too. After writing The Edge of Lost, I decided to take some time off. The constant kid/life/deadline juggle was taking its toll, and I really needed to step away and take a breath. And I'm so glad I did! I'm finally back to working hard on a new historical novel (this one again set in the 1930s) and am thoroughly enjoying writing again. I'll be SO excited to share more soon! :) (less)
Kristina McMorris I would say that when you're ready, lower your defenses and welcome input from other readers and writers -- yet treat those suggestions like a cafeter…moreI would say that when you're ready, lower your defenses and welcome input from other readers and writers -- yet treat those suggestions like a cafeteria line menu: pick and choose what works for you. Don't let anyone edit out the uniqueness of your voice. (less)
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For more information about SOLD ON A MONDAY, as well as my fall 2022 releases, THE WAYS WE HIDE (out now!) and WHEN WE HAD WINGS (coming 10/18), I hope you’ll swing by my website, where you’ll also find fantastic new book-club additions, plus details about my 15-state tour. Indeed, it’s sure to be as insane as it sounds. But hopefully it also means I’ll have the chance to meet many of my readers, like you, on the road very soon!
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Sometimes he wondered what else he’d sold on that Monday. His principles? His integrity?
So, remember my promise that I’d share more about how the book’s final title came about? Well, here (as Ellis would say) is the scoop. About halfway through drafting the manuscript, I’d paused to consider if I had chosen the best points of view to tell the story. As a test, I sat down and quickly typed a two-paragraph prologue from Ruby’s perspective, which began: I was sold on a Tuesday. It seemed a powerful start to a book. My agent agreed, as did my editor. But after thorough contemplating, I knew it would change my story completely, eliminating much of what I felt was unique, as well as ...more
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Two children on a porch were being offered for sale. Like cattle at market.
This is precisely how the actual photo struck me when I first saw it, though my view of the image did change with more information. Just before the publication of this novel, I connected with RaeAnn, now a friend who was the oldest child in the picture, specifically the girl seated in the white dress. Over the phone, she told me of her family’s belief that the photo had indeed been staged. Granted, this didn’t stop her mother from selling her to a farmer and his wife for a measly two dollars and tossing in RaeAnn’s little brother for free. Nor from later giving away (or selling) the other ...more
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“A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.” —Henrik Ibsen
Almost exactly four years since the publication of SOLD ON A MONDAY, it’s such a treat now to revisit these passages and share some behind-the-scenes thoughts—like my very own Director’s Commentary. :) No question, I still love this opening quote, both for its ominous foreshadowing and its reference to a picture being worth a thousand words. Or, in this case, 90k words of a novel—which, in fact, all trace back to a weblink that easily baited me with “50 shocking historical photos you have never seen!” (Because, my gosh, what 50 photos had I never seen?!) Thankfully I clicked, or I might have ...more
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"Full disclosure: My mum wrote this book and would probably get mad if I didn't give it 5 stars. But also, I read it and it's really good. Twisty."
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"A house on a cliff, with a nice normal family inside. Occasionally the husband heads out to the dropoff, if a passerby looks a little too much like they're going to jump. He always talks them down...until the day he doesn't, and a woman jumps. Or did" Read more of this review »
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“The whole world can become the enemy when you lose what you love.”
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“It’s odd, isn’t it? People die every day and the world goes on like nothing happened. But when it’s a person you love, you think everyone should stop and take notice. That they ought to cry and light candles and tell you that you’re not alone.”
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“Life is too short not to say how you feel to the people you love.”
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“Life is too short not to say how you feel to the people you love.”
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“Were prayers of murderers, when fighting on the “right side” of the war, ever heard—let alone answered?”
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“It’s odd, isn’t it? People die every day and the world goes on like nothing happened. But when it’s a person you love, you think everyone should stop and take notice. That they ought to cry and light candles and tell you that you’re not alone.”
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Richard Dominguez thank you for the friend


Kristina McMorris I'm so glad you loved them!


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Susan I read Grand Central and loved all the stories!!


Kristina McMorris Oh, wonderful! Good luck with the move -- that part is never much fun. And yep, the new book is almost done. Yay! Just got the cover and I love it so much I can hardly stand it. Will share soon! So nice to hear from you. Wishing you happy holidays too! :)


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Susan We are moving back to your side!!! Done living in the sticks!! I see you have a new book coming out!! YAY!!!!! Happy Holidays!!


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