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Claire Gillian

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in Delaware, The United States
November 18

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I write smart, witty stories for smart, witty readers.

An Air Force Brat born to southern parents, I've lived all over the place but seem to have settled in the Pacific NW in the Portland OR area. I've been married to the same man for over 20 years and we have 2 teenaged sons.

Reading-wise, I love romance (all genres and heat levels), chick lit, mysteries, and YA (dystopian and contemporary mostly).

In general, I write and read but do NOT review. My top ten favorite books read each year I give 5 stars. If you're an author and I've read your book and you want my opinion, I'll give it to you privately upon request. I support writers in other ways as best I can however, and can be a pretty enthusiastic cheerleader.

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Claire Gillian I have several projects I bounce between. The most recent one is a new adult retelling of the Scarlet Letter. It's a sequel of sorts to a YA offering…moreI have several projects I bounce between. The most recent one is a new adult retelling of the Scarlet Letter. It's a sequel of sorts to a YA offering coming out under my YA pen name in September.

Other than that, I have a cruise ship romance I just submitted and I still need to finish up my 2013 NaNoWriMo novel about a single mother who works at a matchmaking agency in the "mismatched, irregulars and seconds" department, and the hopelessly lost bachelor she's tasked to match.(less)
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My Top Ten Reads of 2016

[image error]Given it’s doubtful I’ll finish any more books before the year ends (especially since I’ve been on eaglet watch for days), I’m going to go ahead and list my top 10 books read this year.


I set my goal at 80 books originally, but my day job had other ideas and with 10 hours being the average daily routine, I was often too tired to read. However, I buckled down at the end of the year w...

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“Encouragement from any source is like a drop of rain upon a parched desert. Thanks to all the many others who rained on me when I needed it, and even when I foolishly thought I didn't.

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“Why can't I be admitted to the ... bosom of the operation?" I leaned toward him but almost started to laugh because "bosom" was such a funny word and my innuendo was more Tina Fey than Angelina Jolie.”
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Jill Thankyou for the birthday wishes, Claire! :)

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MsRomanticReads Thank you for the friend add, Claire!


Dahlia (yadkny) Hi Claire!
Thanks for the friending:)


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Jill Hi Claire, thanks for the friend invite.


Ronyell Thanks for the friend invite! I hope we get to talk about more books together!!


Claire Gillian Thanks, Jodie!

Jodie wrote: "Thanks for the invite Claire. I look forward to chatting."


Claire Gillian Thank you, Jill!

Jill wrote: "Thanks for your friendship on Goodreads, Claire."


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Jill Thanks for your friendship on Goodreads, Claire.


Riverina Romantics Thanks for the invite Claire. I look forward to chatting.


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