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C. Leigh Purtill

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I've lived in a lot of places and done a lot of things - much of which has informed my writing in some fashion. I love writing fish-out-of-water stories and books about characters who move to new places and try new things. I wish I could be as bold as Meg Shanley in LOVE, MEG and as fearless as Veronica May in ALL ABOUT VEE. I have other stories and other characters and hopefully, one day you will read about them too.


Average rating: 3.66 · 487 ratings · 65 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Love, Meg

3.64 avg rating — 384 ratings — published 2007 — 13 editions
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3.65 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 2008 — 9 editions
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Chasing the Falls

4.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2012
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I Brake for Whales

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2009
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So I wrote a book about zombies

It hasn't been published yet (I hope I hope I hope) but I have already adapted it as an original ballet for my nonprofit ballet company. We're performing in La Canada Flintridge, which is very close to Los Angeles and Pasadena.

The show is called "Sweet Sorrow, A Zombie Ballet" and is on October 20 at 7PM and October 21 at 4PM (the latter is followed by Afterlife after party).

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Published on September 20, 2018 15:45 Tags: adaptation, ballet, halloween, los-angeles, new-book, october, zombies
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Bethlehem by Karen    Kelly
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Slow to begin, this family centered drama was lushly written and evocative of its historical settings.

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The Escape Room by Megan Goldin
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I must be in the minority when I read the other reviews here. I didn't care for any of the characters! I feel bad saying that because I know it was a fun read for a lot of other people but it was hard to care about the characters. Still it was really ...more
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Instead of getting on a plane for college, Berie goes to a commune in the forest with Bay, a charismatic man recruiting for Dice and his "family." Berie was never satisfied with her life, with her mother who wanted her to go to college, with her boyf ...more
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In the not-too-distant future, there are humans and alien-human hybrids. There is also a deadly virus that is killing people. Harper, a teenager who lives by some very strict rules set down by her worried mother, is our narrator. Through her eyes we ...more
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In 1971, a time when women were navigating the waters of independence apart from their children and husbands, Ginny Richardson -wife of attorney Ab and mother to son, Peyton - learns that the institution where her disabled daughter Lucy was committed ...more
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Total page-turner! I raced through the first half of this, not sure what I was getting into but happy to follow along.

When she was 18, Persephone disappeared one night and was soon discovered dead, strangled and left in the snow. Her younger sister S
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Fascinating novel about life inside a cult (think Waco). I wish I had liked this book more than I did, especially when I saw what great reviews it had gotten. I'm sure my inability to appreciate it is no fault of the author or the book itself but str ...more
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I didn't know anything about the podcast when I requested this book from Netgalley so I went into it with fresh eyes. It was a bit confusing so perhaps someone familiar with the story might have an easier time with it.

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“We live for books.”
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“I wonder how many people I've looked at all my life and never seen.”
John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

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“When you are on the dancefloor, there is nothing to do but dance.”
Umberto Eco, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana

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Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


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Darren Hi, C! Ha, just realized that's a juice brand. We like a lot of the same books/writers. I'm a new author letting people know about my poetry website, www.theskyinsideyou.com, feel free to stop by sometime and happy new year.


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C. Purtill Cheers, Ed! Your Wiki page is pretty impressive! Good luck with your writing~


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Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, C. You seem like an interesting person, as well as an accomplished author, so feel free to tell me more about yourself and perhaps we can grow to become even greater friends. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's. My first novel is an unusual murder mystery entitled "Forbidden Steps".

Regards, and have a great day, Ed

http://www.edrambeau.com


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Lisa Kessler Hi C -

Happy New Year!!!

Thanks for your friendship! :)

My novel, Moonlight, is a finalist in Kensington Publishing's Writing with the Stars contest, but we need your vote to make it to the next round of competition...

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Thanks for all your support!!! :)

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C. Purtill Sherri wrote: "I met the author of "Hot Widow"....let me know what you think about the book...and where did you get that book?"

Hi there! Phyllis is a very funny, very interesting and smart woman. I started her memoir - loved the first couple of chapters - but then got distracted (for a year!) and never finished it. :( I know I should. She really is a cool woman. I got the book directly from Phyllis- we did an interview together on a cable access show and then sat next to each other at the Duarte festival. We traded books at the end of the show. Where did you meet her? Did you get her book?


Sherri I met the author of "Hot Widow"....let me know what you think about the book...and where did you get that book?


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Liz Miller Happy reading to you too! :)


Jeannie Faulkner Barber My, you've been a busy lady C. Leigh! Thanks for making me a friend!
Smiles,
Jeannie


William Hello C. Leigh,

Look forward to talking books and writing

William Hazelgrove
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Rocket Man by William Elliott Hazelgrove


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