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Emily Senecal

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Emily Senecal is originally from Davis, California, attended UC Davis and continues to live in Northern California. She has loved books and reading ever since her mom read her "Anne of Green Gables" and "The Secret Garden" as a child. She began writing novels of suspense in her 30s, inspired by the much-battered Mary Stewart, Elizabeth Peters and Elizabeth Cadell paperbacks that have moved with her from home to home over the years.

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Emily Senecal Not to worry about the end result, but to put the effort into finding your authentic voice, building your strengths, and understanding why you're uniq…moreNot to worry about the end result, but to put the effort into finding your authentic voice, building your strengths, and understanding why you're uniquely driven to write. What is it you hope your writing will give to a reader? Or accomplish for yourself? What is it you have to say that no one else can say? Keep faith in that. Don't worry if your book isn't a bestseller; write for the sake of writing and know that you deserve to make your voice heard as much as anyone else.(less)
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Danger in Academia

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Enemy at the Wedding

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Strangers on This Road

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The Heartbroken Brides

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The Night Ferry

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Death on the Menu

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The Missing Tourist

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Beneath These Streets

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An Empty House

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Murder on Santorini

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It’s been an incredibly strange time for all of us, strange and complicated and challenging, defined by fear, uncertainty, isolation, unity, unexpected blessings and unplanned burdens. In the first month or so of shelter in place, I found it difficult to get my scattered thoughts down in my journal, much less to work on any new fiction projects. One day I had a wild few hours of inspiration, sever

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Oriah Mountain Dreamer
“It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.
It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain!I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it, or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul; if you can be faithlessand therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see beauty even when it's not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, “Yes!”
It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up, after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done to feed the children.
It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you, from the inside, when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.”
Oriah Mountain Dreamer

“I have stolen ideas from every book I have ever read.”
Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

Alan Moore
“I think that storytelling and creation are very close to what the center of what magic is about. I think not just for me, but for most of the cultures that have had a concept of magic, then the manipulation of language, and words, and thus of stories and fictions, has been very close to the center of it all.”
Alan Moore

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
Philip Pullman

Stephen King
“There are books full of great writing that don't have very good stories. Read sometimes for the story... don't be like the book-snobs who won't do that. Read sometimes for the words--the language. Don't be like the play-it-safers who won't do that. But when you find a book that has both a good story and good words, treasure that book.”
Stephen King




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