Bee Ridgway

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I was raised in Massachusetts, then drifted around from here to there until I finally came to rest in Philadelphia. I teach American literature at Bryn Mawr College, and for fun I read, write, read, cook, read, walk all over my beautiful and dirty city, read . . . THE RIVER OF NO RETURN is my first novel, and the experience of writing it was so overwhelmingly fun that I'm roaring ahead on the sequel.

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I’ve been asked many times about how old I was when I knew I was a writer. I don’t think I accepted that I was a writer of fiction until I was 39, the year I started The River of No Return. But I have always been fascinated by fiction, by storytelling, by the fine line between truth and fiction. Many of my earliest memories are, in one way or another, about the power of fiction. This one that... Read more of this blog post »
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Bonnington Square -- An American Time Traveler in London

Recently I was asked to write a piece about Britain and why my time travel novel, The River of No Return, is set in that country rather than in my... Read more of this blog post »
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Kristin I am like other above. I'm wondering if there will be a print version on The Time Tutor, and I'm wondering if you have any updates on the sequel to ...more
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MK Hi Bee, any update on the sequel? Your characters stuck with me, and I'd love to find out what happens next! :)
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“No man is a man until he is made weak by a woman.”
Bee Ridgway, The River of No Return

“Human emotion. Millions of souls, together they make the mood of a certain time. It doesn’t matter that they disagree, that they hate, that they fight. All together they create it, this thing. This epoch. Times of war. Times of famine. Times of wealth and happiness. The mood of an era. What is stronger than that?”
Bee Ridgway, The River of No Return

“I am not interested in your fine calibrations of empathy or your great mission to protect the river of history. I just to live my own life, and I want to spend it having my own private fucked-up little emotions.”
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At twenty-one, Shandi Pierce is juggling finishing college, raising her delightful three-year-old genius son Natty, and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced Catholic mother and Jewish father. She’s got enough complications without getting caught in the middle of a stick-up in a gas station mini-mart and falling in love with a great wall of a man named William Ashe, who willingly steps between the armed robber and her son.
 
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Just why do humpback whales sing? That's the question that has marine behavioral biologist Nate Quinn and his crew poking, charting, recording, and photographing very big, wet, gray marine mammals. Until the extraordinary day when a whale lifts its tail into the air to display a cryptic message spelled out in foot-high letters: Bite me.
 
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The River of No Return The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway by Bee Ridgway

Two hundred years after he was about to die on a Napoleonic battlefield, Lord Nicholas Falcott wakes up in twenty-first-century London. The Guild, a secretive fraternity of time travelers, informs him that there is no return. But Nick yearns for the beautiful Julia Percy, who remains in 1815. As fate and the fraying fabric of time draw Nick and Julia together once again, the lovers must match wits and gamble their hearts against the rules of time itself.
 
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Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. With a history of violence and bad decisions behind him and the threat of prison dogging his every step, he's determined to walk a straight line. To Colin, that means applying himself single-mindedly toward his teaching degree and avoiding everything that proved destructive in his earlier life. Reminding himself daily of his hard-earned lessons, the last thing he is looking for is a serious relationship.
 
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message 11: by Murissa

Murissa Thanks for befriending me!
I really enjoyed The River of No Return (looking forward to the sequel) and am venturing on writing my own version of a time travel novel for NaNoWriMo.

This will be my 3rd attempt at a novel, although I am much more prepared than any previous go at it.

Any advice?

Murissa


message 10: by Bee

Bee Ridgway Branwen wrote: "Thanks so much for accepting my friend request! I absolutely adored The River of No Return and look forward to read whatever you come out with next! :)"

Thanks, Branwen! I'm so glad you loved the book. I'm writing a sequel right now so stay tuned!


Branwen Sedai *of the Brown Ajah* Thanks so much for accepting my friend request! I absolutely adored The River of No Return and look forward to read whatever you come out with next! :)


message 8: by Kenya

Kenya Wright Thanks for the encouragement!


Lucinda Dear Bee,
Thank you so much for your friendship request here on GoodReads! I am truly honored and quite overwhelmed, and so i look forward to future book discussions with you.
Kind Regard
Lucinda x


message 6: by Eden

Eden Summers Hi Bee, thank you for the invite. I look forward to chatting.


message 4: by Tien

Tien Thanks for the friend-vite, Bee & welcome to GR :)


Riverina Romantics Thanks for the invite, Bee. I look forward to chatting.


message 2: by Robin

Robin Hi, Bee, thanks for your friendship. I see we both like Ursula K. LeGuin. I read a bunch of her stuff as a kid, and developed a long-lived respect for her writing. Do you read a lot of sci-fi/fantasy books? What else do you like?


Kimberly Thank you for adding me as a friend Bee!


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