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USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller Kelly Harms is the author of The Bright Side of Going Dark, The Overdue Life of Amy Byler, The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane and The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay. She worked with bestselling authors, Edgar, RITA, and Agatha award winners, and Indie Next List Picks in her time as an editor at a division of HarperCollins and later as an agent at the Jane Rotrosen Agency. She now lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her beloved family.

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I am SO GLAD you enjoyed the title. I love writing my books, but once that fun is over, it's so gratifying to know when a reader enjoys it too. I will one day return to Minnow Bay because so much of my heart is there, and because I am deeply invested in telling Colleen's story, as well as how the little town turns around and all of Ben's cousins and brothers who each deserve an entire book of their own! But, full disclosure, the publishing imprint that published Minnow Bay is no longer in business... So please bear with me while I write a couple of stand alone titles first, become a huge star, and get to return to the North Woods as soon as humanly possible ;)(less)
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The Overdue Life of Amy Byler

3.83 avg rating — 92,265 ratings — published 2019 — 16 editions
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The Seven Day Switch

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The Bright Side of Going Dark

3.90 avg rating — 6,837 ratings — published 2020 — 6 editions
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You Can Thank Me Later

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3.86 avg rating — 3,810 ratings — published 2013 — 22 editions
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3.91 avg rating — 2,558 ratings — published 2016 — 6 editions
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Author of THE OVERDUE LIFE OF AMY BYLER Kelly Harms's THE SEVEN DAY SWITCH, in which a Pinterest super-mom swaps bodies with her neighbor, a workaholic productivity coach (both of whom secretly believe the other has it easier), for a week of freaky Fridays that will deliver both women an unexpected comeuppance and a new perspective, to Chris Wer

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Last Day by Luanne Rice
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The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell
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The Bright Side of Going Dark by Kelly Harms
"Is it a summer read with charming characters and a love story? Yes, but I don't often find myself thinking about books like that for long after I've finished them. This book, however, has been on my mind for weeks. The characters are complicated and " Read more of this review »
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Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett
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This Won't End Well by Camille Pagán
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Oh but it does end well! And start well, and it's pretty darn great in the middle too. The super-introverted Annie Mercer is the sweetest straight man and her new neighbor Harper is exactly what Annie needs to get her life started up again after the ...more
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Sarah, I did have a little weep while writing it the first time. This is true of every book so far, because I don’t write stuff that doesn’t feel true to me (well, I do, but then I throw it out). I grow a lot as a person with every story I tell, and See Full Answer
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The Last Bathing Beauty by Amy Sue Nathan
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Even If You're Broken by Katie Rose Guest Pryal
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An important and liberating read

I read this on pub day, and found it so good I bought a copy for a friend. It’s for fans of Lindy West and Roxanne Gay, thinking readers who want to see change in the world for our young women and men, and anyone with
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Stories We Never Told by Sonja Yoerg
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This one was so involving, smart, well plotted, but also, a gentle comeuppance to anyone who might succumb to the notion that we can ever know others better than they even know themselves. I kept pushing myself to read faster, faster, because it’s so ...more
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“Sometimes a book about other people’s problems is way better than your own.”
Kelly Harms, The Overdue Life of Amy Byler

“My house makes it so I never, ever have any extra money. If my house starts to notice I’ve been squirreling away a hundred dollars here or there to try to get my kids to a national park for a week, the house breaks something. I think it has abandonment issues.”
Kelly Harms, The Overdue Life of Amy Byler

“It is a generous gift to do something you don’t necessarily want to do, at great expense of time and money, because you know it will make someone else very happy.”
Kelly Harms, The Overdue Life of Amy Byler

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Catfishing on CatNet
By Naomi Kritzer

How much does the internet know about YOU?

From Hugo and Locus Award-winning author Naomi Kritzer, Catfishing on CatNet is a thought-provoking near future YA thriller that could not be more timely as it explores issues of online privacy, artificial intelligence, and the power and perils of social networks.

New York Times Editors’ Choice/Staff Pick
Kirkus Reviews Best of the Year Selection
Junior Library Guild Selection
Andre Norton Nebula Award Finalist
Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award Nominee
Minnesota Book Awards Finalist
Midwest Connections Pick (Midwest Independent Booksellers Association)

“A pure delight...that’s as tender and funny as it is gripping and fast-paced. This book is perfect. From the believable teenage voices to the shockingly effective thriller plot, it swings effortlessly from charming humor to visceral terror, grounding it all in beautiful friendships, budding romance, and radical acceptance.” —The New York Times

Because her mom is always on the move, Steph hasn’t lived anyplace longer than six months. Her only constant is an online community called CatNet—a social media site where users upload cat pictures—a place she knows she is welcome. What Steph doesn’t know is that the admin of the site, CheshireCat, is a sentient A.I.

When a threat from Steph’s past catches up to her and ChesireCat’s existence is discovered by outsiders, it’s up to Steph and her friends, both online and IRL, to save her.

“Alongside the uplifting message about inclusivity, diversity, and found family—characters of various ethnicities identify as gay, bisexual, nonbinary, asexual, and still exploring—Kritzer’s take on a benevolent AI is both whimsical and poignant. An entertaining, heart-filled exploration of today’s online existence and privacy concerns.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
 
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The Bright Side of Going Dark
By Kelly Harms

From the bestselling author of The Overdue Life of Amy Byler comes a fresh, funny, and thoughtful story about going off the grid in order to truly live.

As one of the most popular influencers on social media, Mia Bell has lived her life online for years. With her celebrity dog and gorgeous fiancé, she is planning the ultimate virtual wedding—expensive, elaborate, and entirely paid for by sponsors. But off-camera, her world is far from picture perfect. After being jilted by her fiancé and faking her nuptials to please her sponsors, Mia finally has had enough. She heaves her phone off a cliff, ready to live—and maybe find love—offline for a change.

Mia’s sudden absence doesn’t go unnoticed, especially by techie loner Paige Miller, who hacks Mia’s account and begins impersonating the internet celebrity. Paige has her reasons. Her half sister, Jessica, idolizes Mia and desperately needs something to believe in. If taking over Mia’s online persona is Paige’s only means of connecting to her sister, so be it.

Creating a like-worthy life is more fun than Paige expected. But when she grows too bold and is caught in the act, a fiasco ensues that could forever change Mia, Paige, and the people who love them. Because somewhere amid the chaos is an invaluable lesson—one that only real life can teach.
 
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How to Save a Life
By Liz Fenton

The bestselling authors of The Good Widow deliver a modern, suspenseful twist on Groundhog Day that asks the question: How far are you willing to go to save the life of someone you love?

Dom is having a very bad day—one he literally can’t escape.

When Dom bumps into Mia, his ex-fiancée whom he hasn’t seen in almost a decade, he believes they’ve been given a second chance and asks her out. When Mia dies tragically on their date, Dom makes a desperate wish: to be given the chance to save her life. And when he wakes the next morning to the shock that she’s alive, he thinks his wish may have been granted. But day after day, no matter what he changes about their time together, she still meets a terrible fate.

Dom frantically searches for answers to save his beloved Mia and rekindle their former love. But the further he digs, the more obsessed he becomes, making him realize that slowing down time may be the only way to see things clearly. As he’s forced to confront the truth about himself and those he’s closest to, Dom vows that he’ll watch Mia die a thousand times if it means he can save her once.
 
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Dianne Thank you for adding me I am looking forward to reading your book when it comes out it looks like it is going to be a great summer read and a lot of fun

Congratulations and good luck.


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