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Cassandra Dunn

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Cassandra Dunn, a Bay Area native, is the author of The Art of Adapting (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster). She was a semifinalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and a finalist for Glimmer Train's Short Story Award for New Writers. She's published twelve short stories. She has two amazing daughters and one awesome Vizsla.

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Cassandra Dunn If I'm feeling blocked, I read. Either I pick up a novel by a writer I admire to find some inspiration, or I go through something I've written and set…moreIf I'm feeling blocked, I read. Either I pick up a novel by a writer I admire to find some inspiration, or I go through something I've written and set aside. In no time I find that I have ideas flowing again.(less)
Cassandra Dunn Too many things! I'm actually working on 2 new novels at once, which isn't the most effective way to write, but when I get bogged down in one I have another…moreToo many things! I'm actually working on 2 new novels at once, which isn't the most effective way to write, but when I get bogged down in one I have another one waiting. I have less writing time when my daughters are off school for summer break, so I'm doing a lot of outlining and note taking and getting ready to jump back in full-time once school starts back up.(less)
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Pushing Through

This mom gig is not for the faint of heart. With two kids a year and a half apart, the early years are a bit of a blur. I had two babies in diapers at the same time, two babies who didn't sleep through the night at the same time, two toddlers who desperately needed daily naps they refused to take at the same time. I felt like I didn't sit down or have an uninterrupted night's rest for about fiv... Read more of this blog post »
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This beautiful book has so much heart, compassion, healing, and joy in it. Allie Larkin is a master of creating believable, compelling characters. This story lured me in from the beginning, and kept me turning pages as Katie's story unfolded. You'll ...more
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"This was a well-written story about a family's struggles with divorce, eating disorders, and Asperger's. The characters are believable and complex. I had a hard time putting this book down when it was time to go to sleep."
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"Told from the view of a forty-something woman getting divorced, her two teen kids with their own worries, and her brother (who has Asperger's), this is an entertaining and thoughtful book.<br /><br />Minor grumblings . . . could be a bit didactic in parts and..." Read more of this review »
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I absolutely loved this book! The characters are so real: deep, flawed, funny, and compassionate, that they became friends during our time together. I highly recommend it.
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