M.Q. Barber

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I am a former Midwestern gal who well knows the joy of flopping down in a field for an afternoon and composing stories about the shapes in the clouds. As it turns out, adulthood doesn't have to be so different from childhood.

Sharing those stories is a new thing for me. I hope readers will love the characters as much as I do.

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M.Q. Barber Yes, and the discussion goes over a bit differently with each of their families. Some of those scenes are already written and others are collections o…moreYes, and the discussion goes over a bit differently with each of their families. Some of those scenes are already written and others are collections of notes for now, but I do hope to eventually include them in the series. (less)
M.Q. Barber I know future events in the characters' lives that I'd love to include in the series, but I don't know the exact number of books that would entail, no…moreI know future events in the characters' lives that I'd love to include in the series, but I don't know the exact number of books that would entail, no.

The third book ends at a point of closure that comes full circle to the first scene of the first book, so those three tell a complete story, but there are more stories I'd like to tell.

I can only say for certain that the fourth book -- a prequel from Henry's perspective -- will be out March 17, 2015, and that the series has companion pieces (the short story Three-Way Tie and a newsletter-exclusive series -- Tuesdays with Jay -- on my website).

Beyond that, I'm almost finished writing another main novel for the series, so I'll pitch that to my publisher when I'm done and see what they think. I'd love to keep telling Henry, Alice, and Jay stories in between writing other characters I have on my mind. (less)
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New release: Tuesdays with Jay and Other Stories

Today is the day! Creating Tuesdays with Jay and Other Stories: A Neighborly Affection Companion has been a multiyear endeavor, and I’m delighted to finally be sharing Jay’s wisdom and vulnerability with everyone who loves the Neighborly Affection series.





A note for those who haven’t read the series: Tuesdays with Jay is not the place to start, unless you’re reading it in tandem with Playing the G

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M.Q. Barber J.s. wrote: "Thanks so much for the add! I'm really pleased you enjoyed my interview..."

No worries! Good luck with finals and finishing the novel. It's always a juggling act, no? :-)


message 1: by J.S.

J.S. Wayne Thanks so much for the add! I'm really pleased you enjoyed my interview. :D Can't wait to get to know you better! (And sorry about not responding more quickly...I'm in the middle of finals and trying to get a novel done, so life around here is interesting to say the least.) Talk to you soon!

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J.S. Wayne


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