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Colleen Clayton

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Before she became a writer, Colleen was a social worker for teens in a residential treatment center. She holds an MFA from the NEOMFA and her Kirkus-starred young adult novel WHAT HAPPENS NEXT was a finalist for the Ohioana Book Award. Her latest novel is titled DOLL HEARTS and releases on April 24th, 2018.

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Colleen Clayton Aw, just saw this, Rimple. No, I have no second story for Sid and Corey. I will hopefully have another book out called Doll Hearts. It deals with hoar…moreAw, just saw this, Rimple. No, I have no second story for Sid and Corey. I will hopefully have another book out called Doll Hearts. It deals with hoarding and is also set in an amusement park during summer. There is also a nice secondary love story like in WHN. Be on the look out. :) (less)
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What Happens Next

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Terrible Titles!

The  fabulous  Alyssa Brugman has tagged me for a “terrible titles” blog hop! The challenge is to pick eight random lines from a work-in-progress by scrolling through the manuscript and letting the cursor land where it will.  Here are eight random lines from one of my projects that might serve as terrible titles.


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Listened to audio book as I seem to have no time to sit down and read anymore. I drive a lot and spend hours on my tractor mower. Tom Hanks rendered this story perfectly. I hung on his every word and will miss this family of characters and this rich, ...more
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3.5 stars. Very beautiful imagery and exploration of the Carolina marsh and naturalism. Story was pretty good. Court proceedings and ending felt somewhat convoluted. This is a romance in the tradition of Nicholas Sparks.
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“You're beautiful, Sid,' he says, pushing my hair out of my face. 'And I never said it at first because it seemed so obvious to me, so easy. I didn't say it because I never wanted you to think the things I say to you are just things. Empty compliments to get in your pants. I wanted the things I say to you to be extraordinary, because that's what you are to me. Extraordinary. And I'm so sorry I didn't say it sooner, because I think you need to hear it. You were beautiful a year ago and you're beautiful now.”
Colleen Clayton, What Happens Next

“Then I look over at Corey, who is watching me with a tenderness that makes me want to crawl inside his heart, pitch a tent, and set up camp forever.”
Colleen Clayton, What Happens Next

“He cups the back of my neck with his hand and holds the other against my face, rubbing my cheek with his thumb. Slowly, he leans down and kisses me.
Soft, then deep.
I ooze against the house. I can feel his kiss in my whole body, like warm liquid pouring through me—gold, rich, and melting. After about a minute of what can only be described as sheer ecstasy, Corey rests his forehead against mine so we can both catch our breath. Then he takes my head into his hands and looks at me hard, like his heart is breaking.
'I have wanted to do that for so, so long.'
I cannot speak. I can only nod yes and hope he knows what I mean. He kisses me more...
"... for months and months..."
"... when you sprayed me with Dr. Pepper..."
"... at the bakery when you were holding that corned beef..."
"... and every single time I see you..."

I lean against the house and hold on to his wrists so I don't dissolve into a puddle. And I kiss him back. Over and over, I kiss him back.”
Colleen Clayton, What Happens Next

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“It is better, I think, to grab at the stars than to sit flustered because you know you cannot reach them.”
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“You're beautiful, Sid,' he says, pushing my hair out of my face. 'And I never said it at first because it seemed so obvious to me, so easy. I didn't say it because I never wanted you to think the things I say to you are just things. Empty compliments to get in your pants. I wanted the things I say to you to be extraordinary, because that's what you are to me. Extraordinary. And I'm so sorry I didn't say it sooner, because I think you need to hear it. You were beautiful a year ago and you're beautiful now.”
Colleen Clayton, What Happens Next

“Then I look over at Corey, who is watching me with a tenderness that makes me want to crawl inside his heart, pitch a tent, and set up camp forever.”
Colleen Clayton, What Happens Next

“Do you love me?' I say quietly, still staring at the water.
He pauses. I turn to look at him. His eyes are soft and big and the corners of his mouth turn upward into a shy grin.
'Yeah. Yeah, I do. I was going to tell you. It's just, I've never said it to anyone, so I was... I kept...'
'I love you, too' I say.”
Colleen Clayton, What Happens Next

“He cups the back of my neck with his hand and holds the other against my face, rubbing my cheek with his thumb. Slowly, he leans down and kisses me.
Soft, then deep.
I ooze against the house. I can feel his kiss in my whole body, like warm liquid pouring through me—gold, rich, and melting. After about a minute of what can only be described as sheer ecstasy, Corey rests his forehead against mine so we can both catch our breath. Then he takes my head into his hands and looks at me hard, like his heart is breaking.
'I have wanted to do that for so, so long.'
I cannot speak. I can only nod yes and hope he knows what I mean. He kisses me more...
"... for months and months..."
"... when you sprayed me with Dr. Pepper..."
"... at the bakery when you were holding that corned beef..."
"... and every single time I see you..."

I lean against the house and hold on to his wrists so I don't dissolve into a puddle. And I kiss him back. Over and over, I kiss him back.”
Colleen Clayton, What Happens Next

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Tracey (Life and Literature) Thank you so much for the friend invite Colleen!


Martha Sweeney Thanks for the friendship here on GR. I look forward to reading some of your books. :)


Alicia Batista (Addicted Readers) Thanks For the Friendship, I love your Books!


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