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Dana Bate is the author of TOO MANY COOKS, A SECOND BITE AT THE APPLE (published in the UK as THE STALL OF SECOND CHANCES), and THE GIRLS' GUIDE TO LOVE AND SUPPER CLUBS (published in the UK as THE SECRET SUPPER CLUB), which earned a starred review in Publishers Weekly and has been translated into five languages. Before writing fiction full time, she was a Washington producer and reporter for PBS's Nightly Business Report, where she won the Gerald Loeb Award for a series she produced on the Indian economy. She lives outside Philadelphia with her family.

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Dana Bate At the moment, I'm waiting to hear back from my editors about my third book(!!), which I submitted in July! While I wait, I'm compiling a list of…moreAt the moment, I'm waiting to hear back from my editors about my third book(!!), which I submitted in July! While I wait, I'm compiling a list of people to whom I plan to send ARCs of my second book, which comes out in November -- only about three months from now! I'm also working on a short story and gathering ideas for a fourth book.(less)
Dana Bate I don't -- in the sense that I don't let myself succumb to the idea that I can't write because I'm not motivated. When I was a journalist, I didn't…moreI don't -- in the sense that I don't let myself succumb to the idea that I can't write because I'm not motivated. When I was a journalist, I didn't have the luxury of telling my boss, "Sorry, I don't have a story for you today because I didn't feel inspired." If I'd said that, I probably would have been fired. The show had airtime to fill, and it was my job to fill it. I approach my creative work with the same sort of discipline.

That isn't to say I always feel motivated to write. Some days it's a slog. A painful, laborious slog. But I've found that if I just push through, I'll eventually get to a happy place where the writing flows more easily. (less)
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“You can't worry about what other people think you should do. The only way you'll ever be happy or make a real difference is by pursuing the things that motivate you and make you excited to be alive. Life is too short to waste years of it being miserable or asking 'What if?”
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Dana Lauren wrote: "I just wanted to say I loved The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs! I look forward to reading more from you soon."

Thank you so much for your sweet note! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book! You made my Friday :). And I hope to have news on book #2 very soon... Stay tuned!


Lauren I just wanted to say I loved The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs! I look forward to reading more from you soon.


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