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Stephanie Joyce Cole

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Hello Readers. Before becoming an author, I worked as an attorney and court administrator for many years in Anchorage, Alaska. I have a law degree from UCLA and a Master's degree in Creative Writing from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. I now live in Seattle, with a rather predatory (but lovable) Manx cat and a young standard poodle who is in perpetual motion.

At various times my books have been called mainstream fiction, women's fiction, mystery/suspense, contemporary romance, and romantic fiction with mystery/suspense elements. However you choose to label them, I hope you enjoy them.

My typical reader might be someone who has worked hard all day at the business of life. She's tired at the end of the day, and she has finally a little tim
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Stephanie Joyce Cole Thanks to everyone who has asked about a sequel to COMPASS NORTH. Yes, the sequel is coming: It's tentatively titled A LATE HARD FROST, and we'll see…moreThanks to everyone who has asked about a sequel to COMPASS NORTH. Yes, the sequel is coming: It's tentatively titled A LATE HARD FROST, and we'll see what's happened to Merry, Nick and Cassandra, along with the introduction of some new characters--including a very sinister threatening presence who has become obsessed with Cassandra. (less)
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Compass North

4.21 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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A Late Hard Frost

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A Late Hard Frost

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2017
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“When he sees her turn toward the window, reaching for her coat, he scrambles behind the dead broken stump barely in time, slamming his shin hard... Read more of this blog post »
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A Small Hotel by Robert Olen Butler
A Small Hotel
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Fascinating short book with an unusual writing style. The long run-on sentences seemed awkward at first, but then they seemed to enhance the dreamy and yet anxious tone of the book. Very skillful. My only complaint: The title doesn't do the book just ...more
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"I was a First Read Winner of this book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was totally engrossed in this wonderfully written story, with many emotional ups and downs and I could relate to all the characters especially Meredith. This is one of those boo..." Read more of this review »
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"Compass North by Stephanie Joyce Cole is a wonderful read. The stories heroine Meredith is going through a rough patch in her life when an opportunity falls in to her lap to disappear. She knows its wrong but feels she needs this chance for hersel..." Read more of this review »
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"I've never thought of visiting Alaska until I started reading Compass North. What a nice story. "
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Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
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I read this in one afternoon. An older man and woman, both widowed and barely knowing one another, decide to spend their nights together, not for sex, but for the companionship and comfort of sleeping and talking to each other in bed. Of course, fami ...more
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How to Grow an Addict by J.A.  Wright
How to Grow an Addict
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A rather amazing debut novel...Randall, the main character, is a complex combination of street-wise and naive, and her passage through a dysfunctional family into full-blown addiction is believable and poignant. You want to shake some sense into her, ...more
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