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Greg Jolley

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Greg Jolley (also published under Gregory French) earned a master of art in writing from the University of San Francisco. He is the author of sixteen novels and one collection about the fictional, film industry-based Danser family. He currently lives in the Very Small town of Ormond Beach, Florida

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Greg Jolley I wanted to explore the life as lived after a person makes a significant change in her or his life. So often, we spend a great deal of time and energy…moreI wanted to explore the life as lived after a person makes a significant change in her or his life. So often, we spend a great deal of time and energy planning and enacting a big life change and that is often the story told. I wanted to look at other side of change.(less)
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Dot to Dot (Danser, #2)

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Where's Karen (Danser, #4)

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A LIFE THROUGH BOOKS INTERVIEW with Greg Jolley

“The Collectors” by Greg Jolley
January 13th,2021


What is the hardest part of writing your books?

While there are many creative challenges from the initial research to the final edits, I can honestly say it is always satisfying and rarely difficult. For “The Collectors,” my involvement with the publicist’s efforts are a little distracting, but that’s because I’m currently in the middle of a new write Read more of this blog post »
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“Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk.”
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“She was the only one left, and she was real.
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But just to be on the safe side, maybe it was best to keep pretending that one was a stuffed figure. Not to move. Never to move. Just to sit here in the tiny room, forever and ever.
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Why, she wouldn't even harm a fly...”
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Greg Jolley Majenta wrote: "Hello, Greg! Thanks for contacting me. Congratulations on your publishing success! Have a good week.

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Thank you - we do live in good and interesting times!
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Majenta Hello, Greg! Thanks for contacting me. Congratulations on your publishing success! Have a good week.

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