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Cat Hellisen

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Presumably a person, occasionally a table.

I write stories.

One person who almost always has a read-through on my manuscripts before they go to my agent is the wonderful Nerine Dorman.


I’ve known her for many years and watched her move from a career in journalism to writing. As an editor, she’s got a sharp eye for errors and a strong feel for story and character that makes her someone I really trust with my writing.


Since many of the writers I know are...

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“No matter what the results, it is my choices that define me. And I will fight for them, even when it seems that failure is inevitable. Perhaps most especially then.”
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“In the end, we make our choices on our own. And no matter how stupid they are, we have to live—or die—with what we’ve done. Sometimes choosing our moment of death is the only freedom we have left.”
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“If there’s one thing my mother taught me, it is how to wear the perfect mask. Never show them what you’re really feeling because that’s how they hurt you.”
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