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Lesley Kagen

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Lesley Kagen is a mother of two, a grandmother of two, an actress, narrator, speaker, essayist, and the award winning, New York Times bestselling author of ten novels, including her newest, EVERY NOW AND THEN. She lives in a charming small town in Wisconsin in a hundred-fifty-year-old farm house with her dog, Gracie.

More about Lesley and reading guides can be found at: www.lesleykagen.com and www.facebook.com/LesleyKagenBooks.
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Lesley Kagen Morning, Dana,

Thank you so much for loving the O'Malley girls! Not sure when I'll get back to them and their hijinks, but you might like THE UNDERTAKI…more
Morning, Dana,

Thank you so much for loving the O'Malley girls! Not sure when I'll get back to them and their hijinks, but you might like THE UNDERTAKING OF TESS, until I do. It's a story of two sisters, too, the Finley girls, set during the same time period and just a few miles away from where Troo and Sally live. (I have a sneaking suspicion they all might bump into one another one of these days.) I'm also writing a story called THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY, which features the Finley sisters. Sort of a cross between WHISTLING IN THE DARK and one of Alan Bradley's wonderful Flavia du Luce books. A quasi mystery full of nostalgia.

Thanks so much for rooting for me! So appreciated!

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Tomorrow River

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Every Now and Then

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My Writing Process aka Fastening my Seat Belt

I've never actually blogged before, but I'm excited to give it a shot, mostly because I was asked to jump on board by my friend, writer extraordinaire, Heather Gudenkauf (http://www.heathergudenkauf.com/) New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE, THESE THINGS HIDDEN, and ONE BREATH AWAY. I've loved everything Heather's written, and am excited to dive into her newest Read more of this blog post »
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“...things happen when you least expect them. Things that can change your whole life.”
Lesley Kagen, Whistling in the Dark

“...things can happen when you least expect them so you always gotta be prepared. And pay attention to the details. The devil is in the details.”
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“Life, it is not simple like a garden, where flowers are always flowers and weeds are always weeds.”
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The Book Challenge: Sarah's 2008 Book Challenge v2.0 - Fini! 5 1744 Dec 29, 2008 09:31AM  
Challenge: 50 Books: Rosie's 50 in 2009! 54 300 Jan 04, 2010 07:41AM  
“TO-DO LIST
1. Buy broccoli
2. Make sure Haddie gets the help she needs from a better therapist.
3. Set up a vocational counseling appointment for Henry.
4. Convince Will to love me again.
5. Get Birdie to talk to me.
6. Bury Louise once and for all.
7. Have a religious epiphany so # 8 is going to be okay with me.
8. Die.”
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“Most things in life sound better than they are except for blackmail.”
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“...[Joseph] and the Virgin Mary got turned away from the inn and had to go sleep in the manger. (Not with the manager, like Troo says.)”
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“His mean justified his end.”
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“Even though I'm still torn about the way I dealt with Mama's disappearance and more than likely will meet my Maker being so, I am dreadfully certain about one thing. First impressions? They can be dead wrong.”
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Jülie ☼♄  Hi Lesley, Nice to meet you, thank you for the friend invite. Looks like I might have some more reading material to catch up on? ;D


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