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Laura Garner

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"... a vibrant new voice in contemporary fiction, intelligent and funny." -- Michael Palmer, New York Times bestselling author

"... writes confidently, with plenty of attitude and humor -- but her distinctive voice is enriched by a loving hand that gives her story unexpected depth. She makes you care deeply about her characters and the conflicting currents of their flawed lives." -- Katy Munger, author of the Casey Jones series

"... a character study of considerable style and merit. A fine little book teeming with its own small but important truths." -- Ed Gorman, author of the Sam McCain series

A writer since she was able to hold a crayon, Laura Garner finally got around to publishing her first novel, "Ain't Nobody's Bizness," in 2002. She fo
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Laura Garner I think creating engages the happiest part of your brain. And it's fun to watch your characters do things you hadn't planned; it means they are fully …moreI think creating engages the happiest part of your brain. And it's fun to watch your characters do things you hadn't planned; it means they are fully developed. Also, you're never alone!(less)
Laura Garner If I'm stumped, I start editing content I've already written. That gets me into the writing head space, and before I know it, I'm writing something ne…moreIf I'm stumped, I start editing content I've already written. That gets me into the writing head space, and before I know it, I'm writing something new.(less)
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The original Maddie Maxwell Mystery, "Ain't Nobody's Bizness," is free on Amazon August 13-17. I'll run a similar promotion for the second book next week -- before "Ball & Chain" comes out August 30!
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“Give me a little peace.
A little? Why so modest? How about eternal peace? Now, there's a thought.”
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“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them”
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“She was made up of more, too. She was the books she read in the library. She was the flower in the brown bowl. Part of her life was made from the tree growing rankly in the yard. She was the bitter quarrels she had with her brother whom she loved dearly. She was Katie's secret, despairing weeping. She was the shame of her father stumbling home drunk. She was all of these things and of something more...It was what God or whatever is His equivalent puts into each soul that is given life - the one different thing such as that which makes no two fingerprints on the face of the earth alike.”
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“From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there was one for every mood. There was poetry for quiet companionship. There was adventure when she tired of quiet hours. There would be love stories when she came into adolescence and when she wanted to feel a closeness to someone she could read a biography. On that day when she first knew she could read, she made a vow to read one book a day as long as she lived.”
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