Stephanie Lawton

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Always a misfit, Stephanie Lawton writes twisted romance that tugs the heart strings then punches you in the gut.

She has a tendency to psychoanalyze people, which comes in handy when creating character profiles. She has a fascination with teacher-student relationships, bullies, psychics, doomsday preppers and larger-than-life characters.

Making readers squirm is her greatest pleasure.

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Stephanie Lawton I am STILL working on a follow-up to "Shelf Life," called "Half Life." I began writing it immediately after finishing "Shelf Life," but then life…moreI am STILL working on a follow-up to "Shelf Life," called "Half Life." I began writing it immediately after finishing "Shelf Life," but then life turned upside down - I'm in a different city, different state, different part of the country, different job, different spouse!
So the direction I was going when I started it just doesn't work for me anymore. The characters are talking, but none of them are moving in the same direction. I think, instead of trying to get them to conform to what I *think* I want them to do, I should just let them loose and then tie it together later. It feels more authentic that way, thought it's much more work than sticking to a predetermined outline.
I've also got ideas for at least five more books rolling around in my head. There's just not enough time for all of them. I see some tie-ins and collaborations in the future. (less)
Stephanie Lawton Shelf Life was inspired by two separate things - a love for gardening and being prepared (*cough*stockpiling*cough*), and the political climate at the…moreShelf Life was inspired by two separate things - a love for gardening and being prepared (*cough*stockpiling*cough*), and the political climate at the time it was written. People were freaking out about a lot of things and the doomsday prepper movement was gaining traction. I combined the two and set it in a fictionalized version of an area in which I used to live. We're a bit removed from that now, but the political climate is still (obviously) intensely charged. I'm sure that will factor into the sequel! (less)
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What I’m Reading: Historical Fiction

[image error]Completely by accident, this past month’s reads have included two historical fiction novels, though they’re very different. The first was for book club at work. The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant starts around the turn of the last century in and around Boston when it was teeming with immigrants. In this case, the family is Jewish. However, you could probably insert nearly any Europea...

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Stephanie Lawton is on page 25 of 461 of Mayflower: I've already learned more in the first 25 pages than I ever did in school history class.
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This had a lot of potential, and I loved the Southern setting. There are elements of Southern gothic, including mental illness and isolation, but the twist near the end was a little hard to swallow. Still, an entertaining read.
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Book Club selection. I'll admit, the last third of the book grabbed me, but I couldn't identify with a single character. Very odd, unlikely scenario.
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“Reading is one way I cope. I go somewhere else for a while and submerge myself in the character's problems instead of my mine.”
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“We don't always get what we want. And sometimes, when we do, it's not worth the price.”
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“We carry secrets under our skin like shrapnel. Our surface wounds heal, but the damage festers underneath while we worry what tiny pieces will work their way to the surface for the world to see.”
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“Reading is one way I cope. I go somewhere else for a while and submerge myself in the character's problems instead of my mine.”
Stephanie Lawton, Want

“We carry secrets under our skin like shrapnel. Our surface wounds heal, but the damage festers underneath while we worry what tiny pieces will work their way to the surface for the world to see.”
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“If you want vampires and werewolves, faeries, fallen angels or zombies, you won't find them here. I know a real-life monster.”
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“We don't always get what we want. And sometimes, when we do, it's not worth the price.”
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message 1: by Hilda

Hilda Hi Stephanie, thanks for the friendvite! I'm currently reading your book and really like it! Can't wait to post my review on my blog tour date! :)


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