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Laurie Boris

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Laurie Boris is a freelance writer and copyeditor. At one time, she was a magician’s assistant, although she was very bad at it. She has been writing fiction for over twenty-five years and is the award-winning author of The Joke’s on Me, Drawing Breath, Sliding Past Vertical, and The Trager Family Secrets series. When not hanging out with the universe of imaginary people in her head, she enjoys baseball, reading, and avoiding housework. You can learn more about Laurie and her work at http://laurieboris.com.

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Harlequin Books Hello Laurie Boris, it is a pleasure to meet you. If you ever have any questions about Harlequin or our books, please feel free to ask.

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Laurie Boris Aw, come on! Someone add a comment...I'm feeling a little lonely here, like that new girl at school... ;)


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