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Julie Lawson Timmer

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Julie Lawson Timmer grew up in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, and now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband Dan, their children and two badly-behaved rescued dogs. By turns, she is an author, lawyer, mom/stepmom, and fledgling yogi. She is the author of FIVE DAYS LEFT (Putnam 2014), UNTETHERED (Putnam 2016) and MRS. SAINT AND THE DEFECTIVES (coming August 1, 2017 from Lake Union).


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Julie Lawson Timmer Hi Jerry,

Thanks for your question. I don't have personal experience along these lines. As for Mara's story, I have children, so I can (almost, but…more
Hi Jerry,

Thanks for your question. I don't have personal experience along these lines. As for Mara's story, I have children, so I can (almost, but thankfully not quite) imagine how dreadful it would be to know I was going to lose them, either because of my illness or theirs. As for Scott's, I'm a stepmom, so I have some idea about what it's like to pour a ton of love and attention and affection into a child whose future is completely out of your control -- if something were to happen to my husband, it's possible I would never see my stepchildren again. I thought about those things as I wrote, but I won't pretend my hypothetical worries come close to the real ones that Mara and Scott, or your wife and daughter, actually experienced.

Thanks again for your question, and for your kind words about Five Days Left. I hope you have a wonderful summer. (less)
Julie Lawson Timmer I tend to get my ideas from news stories, either in print or ones I hear on NPR. I really must start including NPR in my acknowledgments -- the…moreI tend to get my ideas from news stories, either in print or ones I hear on NPR. I really must start including NPR in my acknowledgments -- the programming there is so rich with inspiration.(less)
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