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J.B. Chicoine

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J. B. Chicoine was born on Long Island, New York, and grew up in Amityville during the 1960s and 70s. She has lived in New Hampshire, Kansas City and Michigan. She enjoys setting her stories in New England.

She has been writing stories since she was a girl, but didn't complete a novel until she was nearly thirty. Since then, she has completed four more novels; UNCHARTED: Story for a Shipwright, SPILLED COFFEE, PORTRAIT OF A GIRL RUNNING and its sequel PORTRAIT OF A PROTEGE.

J. B. Chicoine's novels are character driven, (though she does love a plot twist). As a watercolor artist, people are one of her favorite subjects. She says that developing a character is so much like painting a portrait--adding layers as she goes--creating depth.

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While running is important to the plot and character development in Portrait of a Girl Running, it is more…more
Hello Madri,

Thanks for the great question.

While running is important to the plot and character development in Portrait of a Girl Running, it is more relevant as a thematic metaphor.

The story does delve into the challenges of girl athletes in the mid-1970s, before high schools provided separate teams for girls, in this case, a girls’ track team. However, I wouldn’t say that running is a central component—that is, the story does not revolve around running as a sport, but, since the story is more character than action driven, the plot revolves around why the main character, Leila, feels compelled to run—physically and metaphorically.

Please feel free to let me know if you’d like further clarification.
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