A.L. Goulden

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I'm a designer, author, wife and dog-lover living in the South Pasadena area of California. I got my BFA in Film Production from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, but my love of a good story came way before college. I remember writing my first full story in fifth grade on a typewriter. I cut and pasted it into a book, complete with cardboard cover and taped binding. Things have changed a lot since then. With the magnificent digital age I can produce books and give them to the world without a sticky mess.

In college numerous instructors and peers praised my dialogue and pushed me to hone my storytelling skills. My need to cut and paste was still there, so I went into the world of Production Design and Art Direction for films and
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A.L. Goulden Ugh. Sometimes I read and just get away from the story for a couple hours, or I open up a different story I'm writing. There are also times when…moreUgh. Sometimes I read and just get away from the story for a couple hours, or I open up a different story I'm writing. There are also times when blogging or doing small writing exercises gets my brain going. I've done a little actor's trick and written letters from my characters POV to another character. These are never to be seen or used in my books, but they help me figure out what the character would do. I also tend to research the places or type of people I'm writing about when I'm clogged and immerse myself in their reality.(less)
A.L. Goulden I get to make up what I want, to a certain extent. There are few jobs where you can make it up as you go.
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Description: Monica Waters is a television editor living in Los Angeles reluctantly passing through her thirties in a damaged marriage to the love of her life Alex. They've worked hard since Alex's affair years ago to get to a place of predictable happiness in all areas except the bedroom. She's learned to accept the mediocre sex life in exchange for a comfortable and stabilizing companionship to her best friend. When an artist from New York named Quinn Matthews moves in next door, all of the fire Monica has learned to suppress flares an obsession into a scalding and dangerously secret relationship. Quinn invigorates her lust for art, flesh and a life she hasn't been living and forces her to make the most difficult decision of her life. Will she clinch to her commitment and history with Alex or be swept away by the life and lust she used to dream of with Quinn?
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Mariℓina Happy 2016, filled with love, happiness and a little bit of luck!





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A.L. Goulden Merry Christmas to all my BEAUTIFUL booklovin' friends!! xoxxo

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Cindi Thanks for the friend request. :)


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Candace Hi! Thanks for the friendvite!


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Sophia Thank you for the friend quest, A.L.! See you around GR!


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


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A.L. Goulden ♥♥Mari♥♥ wrote: "Hi, A.L.! Thanks for the friend request!! : )"

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A.L. Goulden Bj wrote: "Thanks for the friend request A.L. I look forward to chatting books with you: )"

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Bj Thanks for the friend request A.L. I look forward to chatting books with you: )


 ♥♥Mari♥♥ Hi, A.L.! Thanks for the friend request!! : )


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A.L. Goulden I think the cover reveal for December Rain will be in a few weeks. Haven't decided where to do it yet. Where's your favorite site for the latest on new book covers? Where do you go the most to keep up to date on the latest greatest in romance?


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A.L. Goulden Nancy♥The♥Bookaholic wrote: "Thanks for the friend-vite. :)"

Thank you for the add! :)


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A.L. Goulden MELISSA wrote: "Thanks for the friend vite! :))"

Thanks for the add! Hopefully we can share book recommendations!


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A.L. Goulden MELISSA wrote: "Thanks for the friend vite! :))"

Thank you for the add! I've seen some of your book selections and liked them.


MELISSA *Mel Reader* Thanks for the friend vite! :))


Nancy❤The❤Bookaholic Thanks for the friend-vite. :)


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Cleo THANK YOU FOR THE FRIEND CONNECTION XO


Tracey (Life and Literature) Thanks so much for the friend invite!! :)


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