Claudia Dain


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It was while writing a descriptive essay in seventh grade English (that was the assignment, to write a 'descriptive essay') that Claudia first fell in love. With descriptive essays. Boys being what they are in seventh grade, there was hardly much choice.
By her ninth grade year, Claudia was spending hours each week in her bedroom writing descriptive essays that heavily featured older boys (eleventh grade). She also practiced her kissing technique on a pole lamp next to her bed. It was less than satisfactory, but the writing was fun.

She attended the University of Southern California as an English major. She'd mastered kissing by this time and writing, strangely enough, was still fun. 'Strangely' because while it had become obvious to her th
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The Other Stuff in The Book

An author writes a novel, a work of fiction, a story about imaginary characters in a well-conceived world. The story is complete and logical and perfect, like a beautifully wrapped gift with a big shiny bow on top. The novel is Complete and Whole.


And then there's the Other Stuff the author writes. The dedication. The acknowledgments. The author's note explaining the research.


I hate that Other Stuf

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Published on November 17, 2010 23:59
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“Anne, I'm sorry about your pa… all this time… all that waitin'." "All that time?" she said, taking a step toward him. "You were waiting for him. He was all you ever wanted. I know it, and I'm sorry," he said. "Jack," she said, her voice husky and soft. "It was you," she said. "It was you all that time, all those years. I was waiting… for you."

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“A woman liked a free rein to walk all over a man's life; the best thing a man could do was pick a woman who walked carefully.

-Jack”
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“He lifted his mouth from hers and trailed kisses across her face. "One of these days, I'm gonna kiss every freckle on you. That'll take some doing," he said, his breath a caress.

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