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Paddy Eger

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Paddy Eger loves to write. She focuses on writing YA novels with a trilogy about ballet as her first series in production. 84 Ribbons is the award-winning debut book released in 2014.

Book two in the ballet trilogy, When the Music Stops , continues to follow Marta's journey into adulthood.She returns home to recover and decide her future as a dancer and an adult.

Letters to Follow- A Dancer's Adventure, the last book in the trilogy moves to explore the career of Marta's best friend, Lynne Meadows. Alone and lonely with Marta gron froom Billings, Lynne becomes a thorn in the ballet company director's life. When an opportuity to dance in France arrives, Lynne jumps at it, seeing it as a way to decide her future. She then stays on to tour wit
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My decision to set it in 1957 was selfish. I made Marta slightly older than myself so I could use some of my…more
Claire, I'm glad you enjoyed 84 Ribbons!

My decision to set it in 1957 was selfish. I made Marta slightly older than myself so I could use some of my life experiences and remembrances as details in the story. I also saw the decades of distance from 2014 as a way to share the things that have changed (boarding houses, phones in alcoves, fashion) as well as the things that remain constant across generations (teen insecurity, dealing with body image, and first loves).

Initially I expected Marta would spend more of her storytime in Bremerton, but she tricked me! Since I grew up in Bremerton during that time period, I'm using those years to jumpstart book two: When the Music Stops. She'll spend the next year, the entire book, in Bremerton.

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Paddy Eger BIC. Backside In Chair. I sit down and write. I may change from my saved chapters on my computer to writing long-hand or working on background details…moreBIC. Backside In Chair. I sit down and write. I may change from my saved chapters on my computer to writing long-hand or working on background details or doing research, but I keep writing. Soon the inspiration arrives and I return to my main focus. (less)
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Cheryl Hi Paddy,
I read your comments about Misty Copeland and agree that she very much deserves the promotion to principal dancer, as well as the accolades she has received. I saw the 60 Minutes spot on her when it was first shown. She has an indomitable spirit and so much innate talent! Her hard work and perseverance have served her well. She is a beautiful dancer!
Cheryl Schubert


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