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Lisa McManus

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Like many authors, Lisa McManus started writing at a young age. When she was 9-years-old she wrote a sci-fi/horror story about an acid-spewing spider that attacked her in her sleep – it would be her first and last story for many years. Although the story was never published and eventually met its fate in the garbage dump (paper recycling wasn’t around back then), the seed was sown.

Her love of books started when her dad read her ‘The Bobbsey Twins At Big Bear Pond’ when she was too little for such big novels. Within time it was ‘Judy Blume’ who kept her up well past her bedtime - ‘Just one more chapter!’ the common excuse. An outgoing teen by nature yet a reclusive bookworm at heart, her summers were spent on her back porch reading everythi
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Kelly Clarkson has a fabulous toe-tapping, in-the-car-singing tune - "Since U Been Gone!" I take it from the words - and I haven't asked her myself - that it's about how a girl has grown and changed since being away from her guy. Distance, time, and life events all have us growing and changing - we wouldn't be human if we didn't.

So since I'VE been gone from this blog and the wonderful world of... Read more of this blog post »
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