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Sally Crosiar

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in LaSalle, IL, The United States
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Sally Crosiar (rhymes with ‘closure’) is thrilled to announce her second novel, HOME PLACE, a contemporary romance set in the very house where Sally spent her first fourteen years and that she still calls her Home Place after all this time.

"It's a grand old house built by my great-grands in the mid-1800s - a drafty barn of a place with touches of elegance and a whole boatload of sentiment," says Sally. In the story, Kat Patterson tries to save her ancestral home from her brother's greed. "I wanted to see if Kat could stop her home from becoming a golf course as my family could not." Will she manage it? Sally's not telling.

Sally relies on her rural and small-town background in HOME PLACE and in her debut novel COME BACK. "I set COME BACK i
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Sally Crosiar Since I write only after all other work that puts food on my table is done, I don't generally have a problem with writers' block. While I grade studen…moreSince I write only after all other work that puts food on my table is done, I don't generally have a problem with writers' block. While I grade student papers, do laundry or errands, or wake up in the middle of the night, the next story is incubating inside my head. So when I do get a focused hour to write - and I do need at least an hour of cleared space and time - I hatch the next phase without much hitch.

What I do struggle with? Editor's block! Honing, crisping - and heaven forfend deleting? These are the tasks that make even dusting or vacuuming look marginally attractive!(less)
Sally Crosiar Make-believe is the game a fiction writer plays. Can you imagine a life that's more fun?

Writing a novel is a little like building a fort out of block…more
Make-believe is the game a fiction writer plays. Can you imagine a life that's more fun?

Writing a novel is a little like building a fort out of blocks and Lincoln Logs. Or designing some piece of wearable art - another way I exercise my creativity ADD. I might have an image of an end result in my mind, but the fort or the felt scarf or the beaded bracelet decides it would like to look like something other than what I first imagined. Sometimes it looks better; sometimes not so much. But it's the process of building it that taps into some core need I have to make something out of nothing.

My stories always start with at least one character I'd like as a friend. And then I get to add up the pieces of how that person got to be who s/he is. Each one of those pieces may or may not resemble me or someone I know, but when I put them all together, I've made a whole person - on paper - that never existed before. Without the pain of childbirth.

And that, the process of making something out of nothing, is pure play - which is not to say it's easy. Dr. Spock said, 'A child does not love play because it's easy. S/he loves it because it is hard.'

So the best thing about writing fiction? It's playing dress-up in someone else's clothes, it's building a fort, playing with shapes and colors, quirks and foibles. It's playing make-believe!(less)
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Salutations May 2021

I love May. It’s the best dirty-fingernail time of the year when I get to plant my veggies and flowers amidst a curtain of green in every shade imaginable. And in May, I always am certain I’ll be able to control my garden this year. I’ll keep the weeds down, guide my perennials to stay where they were put, tend, nurture, and tidy the annuals, and… Okay. Probably not. I know myself. Love to plant,

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Sally Crosiar Sally Crosiar said: " Have you ever loved, loved, loved a place? But you didn't know how much till you couldn't be there anymore? That's me and the place I called home for the first fourteen years of my life. It's where I still feel rooted and what my family still calls o ...more "

 
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