Lindsay Maracotta

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Before making a living as a writer, Lindsay held a wide variety of jobs: waitress in a trendy club; waitress in a funky dive; catalogue model; assistant to a soap opera diva; cat sitter (required many of the same skills as previous job); fact checker for Esquire Magazine; and briefly -- and unwittingly -- a bag man for the mob. Drawing on these experiences, she began writing for magazines and the non-fiction book "The Sad-Eyed Ladies." Her first novel, "Hide and Seek:, was a mass market best seller. "Everything We Wanted" was a Publisher’s Weekly bestseller, a Literary Guild selection, an English and translated into six languages. Next was the critically acclaimed “Dead Hollywood” series (ebook: “Dead Fabulous” series). Accolades: Mystery I ...more

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Lindsay Maracotta Write what you know, of course -- but also sometimes write about what you don't know! Stretch a little. Do research, imagine wildly, take a few…moreWrite what you know, of course -- but also sometimes write about what you don't know! Stretch a little. Do research, imagine wildly, take a few chances. This will help you develop an original style.(less)
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Fabulously Dead (A "Dead is...

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The Dead Hollywood Moms Soc...

3.39 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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Adorably Dead (A "Dead is t...

4.41 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Playing Dead (Lucy Freers M...

3.39 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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The Dead Celeb (Lucy Freers...

3.51 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Dazzle Me Dead (A "Dead is ...

4.29 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Everything We Wanted

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Hide and Seek

3.44 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1982
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The Sad Eyed Ladies: Life, ...

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Caribe

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