Zoe Cannon

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Zoe Cannon may or may not be a supervillain out to conquer the world through writing. When not writing, she can be found perfecting her schemes for world domination, plotting against her archenemies, and staying up too late reading a book. Her secret lair is rumored to be located somewhere in southern New Hampshire.

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The Torturer's Daughter (In...

3.54 avg rating — 377 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Necessary Sacrifices

4.11 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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No Return

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The First Unforgivable Thing

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In writing, the first draft gets all the attention. Writing a first draft is seen as synonymous with writing, while anything that comes after is just a chore that has to get done after the real writing is finished. Worse, there are writers out there who tell other writers not to revise at all, because all it does is kill the magic of a story’s initial inspiration. But in my experience, the firs...

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The premise of this book was interesting enough - two flawed and fallible people with intertwined lives gradually growing up and growing out of their flaws - but although it was compelling enough to keep me reading, I ultimately didn't find it satisf ...more
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I knew going into this book that it would be slow and meandering, but the hints dropped throughout the book made it feel like the payoff was going to be worth it, and... it just wasn’t. Thomas didn’t appear on the page enough for me to care about him ...more
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I knew going into this book that it would be slow and meandering, but the hints dropped throughout the book made it feel like the payoff was going to be worth it, and... it just wasn’t. Thomas didn’t appear on the page enough for me to care about him ...more
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“Living by your principles will always be the harder path. But you have to do it anyway. You have to do what’s right no matter how hard it gets, or one day you’ll find out you’ve become somebody you can’t live with.”
Zoe Cannon, The Torturer's Daughter

“I will not be someone who abandons my principles as soon as they become inconvenient. I will not be someone who says that certain things have to be done… as long as somebody else does them.”
Zoe Cannon, The Torturer's Daughter

“Enforcement?” Becca tried to imagine Enforcers in Heather’s apartment, with their faceless helmets and black body armor, dragging Heather’s parents away like dissidents in the middle of the night. She couldn’t.”
Zoe Cannon, The Torturer's Daughter

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“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”
Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

“It wasn't a case of storming heaven. It was a case of letting heaven storm you.”
Lois McMaster Bujold, The Curse of Chalion

“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.”
James Michener

“I’m not really interested in the black and white, the 'goodies and baddies.' I find the complexity of the gray areas more compelling, more intriguing. As I have said before, there are angels and demons in all of us, and I am interested in the relationship between the two within the ‘ordinary’ person.”
Jacqueline Winspear

“I need words that mean more than they mean, words not just with height and width, but depth and weight and, and other dimensions that I cannot even name.”
Lois McMaster Bujold, The Curse of Chalion

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