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Lurlene McDaniel

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Lurlene McDaniel (born c. 1948) is an author who has written over 50 young adult books. She is well known for writing about characters struggling with chronic and terminal illnesses, such as cancer, diabetes, and organ failure.

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Lurlene McDaniel I'm waiting for Random House to announce publication date for LOSING GABRIEL: A Love Story. Soon as I know, I'll post the date. Thanks for asking!…moreI'm waiting for Random House to announce publication date for LOSING GABRIEL: A Love Story. Soon as I know, I'll post the date. Thanks for asking!(less)
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YA-Hoo Fest

Any readers in the vicinity of Chattanooga TN on September 29, I’ll be on two panels with other YA writers at Chattanooga Community College. It’s free to all book lovers, especially middle grade and high schoolers. 900-5:00 pm. Would love for everyone to come and say hello! A bookstore with lots of books for sale and Authors to autograph the books. What could be more fun?

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“If it's possible to send a message from heaven, I'll get one to you.”
Lurlene McDaniel, Don't Die, My Love

“We all didn't come into to the world at the same time so it makes sense that we don't leave it at the same time.”
Lurlene McDaniel, Too Young to Die

“In truth, how much time do any of us really have?”
Lurlene McDaniel, Telling Christina Goodbye


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“Lani felt certain that hers and Dawson's worlds would never collide.
She was wrong.”
Lurlene McDaniel, Losing Gabriel

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message 16: by Lurlene

Lurlene McDaniel Lyda...thanks so much for your message. I always tried to answer reader's letters, had a part time secretary then. I used a form letter b/c the mail load was large, but we tried to send it out to all who wrote and sent letters to my publisher. I still try and answer messages on FB and here on Goodreads. Yes, still writing! Check my website. My newest book, LOSING GABRIEL, A Love Story comes out June 14. Believe it or not, but SIX MONTHS is still around and selling in book fairs. See updated covers on Instagram.

message 15: by Lyda

Lyda You have inspired me in so many ways that I can't even begin to describe what an impact you have had on my life. Your writing touches my soul. I will never forget when I picked up Six Months to Live when I was in 6th grade. I was hooked. I am so pleased to see you are still writing. Do you have a PO BOX? I sent a letter a long time ago to the publishing house. Haha. But I don't know if you ever received it.

message 14: by Lurlene

Lurlene McDaniel Christine wrote: "Did you get my email?" Yes...I'm in North Carolina now, but will get book plates out next weel. How many? Limit 7.

Christine Hatfield Did you get my email?

Christine Hatfield Alright that sounds good

message 11: by Lurlene

Lurlene McDaniel Send me your mailing inf and label quanity. And thanks for bracelet offer. When I'll send you my address with your labels.

Christine Hatfield That sounds great and I have most of your books but I'm going to ask more of your books for Christmas and I get it because I mail all of my bracelets to everyone and it does cost a lot of money and I'm going to send you a bracelet in the mail

Lurlene McDaniel Here's what I do for signed book requests: I autograph large labels and mail them to the reader b/c Mailing books back and forth is a hassle and expensive. So you'll have to send me:

1. Your full name and address---send it to me via my commercial mailbox
2. The number of labels you want (limit 7)

Christine Hatfield Lurlene I was wondering if you can autograph your books called the year of luminous love and keep me in your heart and a horse for Mandy and when dreams shatter and a gift of love and the year of chasing dreams and wishes and dreams and more than just a smart girl and send them all in the mail for me please

Lurlene McDaniel Thank you for sharing. I know your life isn't easy, but I'm peased to learn about you making bracelets. One thing I know about life--nothing is as rewarding as helping others especially when you are hurting. I don't know why it's true, but it is. Keep up your good work and so glad your wish t Disney came true.

Christine Hatfield Your welcome and I love reading your books and the reason I decided to read your books is because I have a medical problem and it's called broncho pulmonary dysplasia and it's in both of my lungs and I was in the hospital until I was 14 months old and I was a premature baby so I have an oxygen in my nose and a g-tube in my stomach and I'm making bracelets for the make a wish foundation of New Jersey and the reason I'm doing that because I got a wish to go to Disney world with my family and my nurse

Lurlene McDaniel Thanks for reading and buying my books!

Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend

Meutia Lurlene wrote: "Ditto! My readers make me happy and keep me writing!"

Don't Die, My Love is the saddest book I've read. So much pain, yet so beautiful :)

Lurlene McDaniel Ditto! My readers make me happy and keep me writing!

Meutia Hiiiii, thanks for the friend request, I love youuuuu!

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