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C.J. Duggan

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CJ Duggan is an internationally best-selling author of contemporary Young Adult and New Adult fiction. From small town dramas to big city dreamers, CJ’s coming-of-age tales are filled with hope and heart, and told by relatable protagonists with strong Australian voices.

A proud Yorta Yorta woman, CJ lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales. When she is not writing you will usually find her rearranging knick-knacks in her home office, or plotting the next weekend escape.

If you love ceramic owls, dusty-pink decor and old typewriters, then CJ wants to be your new best friend.

Follow C.J on her website: www.cjdugganbooks.com

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Not so smug now...

Oh I was so-so-so smug.
I remember now why I don't write after work. 
I'm sitting on the couch with my laptop hoping for a second wind to hit, but I don't think it's coming.

But you know what? That's okay because something else happened today.
A box of books arrived, but not just any books ... the reprinted Paradise City copies in the NEW matching covers!!
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“Do you want some words of advice, Tess?”
I glanced at Adam’s profile as he sipped.
“Don’t give your heart away too easily.” He turned to me. “Make him earn it.”
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“If there is one thing worse than self-pity, it was other people's pity.”
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“Can we get out of here?"
"Your chariot awaits."
"In the form of a blue Ford ute?" I curved my brow.
"But of course," he said in an over-the-top French accent.
"Sacre blur, bad accent alert!"
"Wow," he said, "Le rude?"
"Le sorry?"
"Le hurt." Toby clutched his heart.
"What can I do to soothe your shattered ego?"
Toby drummed his chin thoughtfully, pacing around me. He stopped just near enough to whisper in my ear.
"Le kiss?”
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"El tono de tu voz hace que queria estrangularme." I stood up and waited for him to hand over my papers.
"That sounds sexy," he said, getting to his feet and handing me the stack of Spanish work he'd swept together. "What's it mean?"
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message 17: by L

L Dear C.J,
Thank you for acepting my friendship request on Goodreads. I am looking forward to discovering your work!
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


Sylvia C.J. wrote: "I know right?? I used to watch it after school every night I doubt my parents were as enthusiastic as us kids were, but seriously it's a classic!

Sylvia (Heinzypop) wrote: "C.J. wrote: "Aww thank..."


LOL it really is a classic ... I too used to watch it after school hehe ah those were the days


message 15: by C.J.

C.J. Duggan I know right?? I used to watch it after school every night I doubt my parents were as enthusiastic as us kids were, but seriously it's a classic!

Sylvia (Heinzypop) wrote: "C.J. wrote: "Aww thanks Sylvia! It's such a rewarding experience when fellow Aussie's connect with your story. I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)

Sylvia (Heinzypop) wrote: "Thank you for accepting my f..."



Sylvia C.J. wrote: "Aww thanks Sylvia! It's such a rewarding experience when fellow Aussie's connect with your story. I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)

Sylvia (Heinzypop) wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request..."


I really did connect with it and I couldn't stop laughing at some of the references...like Monkey Magic LOL I loved that show


message 13: by C.J.

C.J. Duggan Aww thanks Sylvia! It's such a rewarding experience when fellow Aussie's connect with your story. I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)

Sylvia (Heinzypop) wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request and I really enjoyed reading The Boys of Summer ... thank you for writing a story that us Aussie's can relate too :)"


Sylvia Thank you for accepting my friend request and I really enjoyed reading The Boys of Summer ... thank you for writing a story that us Aussie's can relate too :)


message 11: by Sarah

Sarah Billington It's not official unless it's Goodreads official!


message 10: by C.J.

C.J. Duggan Great to meet you! I look forward to learning more about you and your work. :)

KaSonndra wrote: "Hi C.J.! It's always great to connect with my fellow authors. Thanks for the invite! :D"


message 9: by C.J.

C.J. Duggan Thanks Kelly! That's awesome, glad you liked it. Unofficially 'An Endless Summer.' is marked for July, but there will be some exciting reveals to look for before then. Thanks again for your fab review I love your blog! :)

Kelly wrote: "Ohhh, I loved The Boys of Summer! Any news on when Endless Summer is being released? I'm like a kid at Christmas, except a slightly deranged adult version."


Kelly (Diva Booknerd) Ohhh, I loved The Boys of Summer! Any news on when Endless Summer is being released? I'm like a kid at Christmas, except a slightly deranged adult version.


KaSonndra Leigh Hi C.J.! It's always great to connect with my fellow authors. Thanks for the invite! :D


message 6: by C.J.

C.J. Duggan Hey Skyla! Great to meet you, it's really great to see another Aussie around here. I look forward to learning more about you and your work. Happy New Year!

Skyla wrote: "How awesome! Another Aussie author! I have rarely seen many here on goodreads!
I look forward to reading your books and getting to know you. :-)"



message 5: by Skyla (last edited Dec 31, 2012 06:38PM)

Skyla Madi How awesome! Another Aussie author! I have rarely seen many here on goodreads!
I look forward to reading your books and getting to know you. :-)


message 4: by C.J.

C.J. Duggan Thanks Angela! What a beautiful review :) I am so thrilled you loved it. Your updates over the last few days have made me smile. Thanks so much for reading it, this really made my day. C.J xx

Angela wrote: "Thanks for accepting request! I just finished reading The Boys of Summer this morning at 3 AM or so and I LOVED IT. This is me pouring everything out: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/......"


Angela Chen Thanks for accepting request! I just finished reading The Boys of Summer this morning at 3 AM or so and I LOVED IT. This is me pouring everything out: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Well done, C.J. xx


message 2: by Wendy

Wendy Thanks friend request! :)


Wenona Hulsey Thanks for the add CJ :)


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