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Shelley Sackier

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Shelley Sackier grew up in a small farming community in Northern Wisconsin continually searching for ways to grow warm. Realizing she would never be able to enjoy ice cream like real people should, she left the state and lived the blissful life of a traveling musician. Discovering her stories needed more space than two verses a bridge and a chorus could provide, she began storytelling in earnest. And then in Virginia. Which is where she lives now and continues to write.
Her first novel, DEAR OPL (Sourcebooks 2015), is a tale about a snarky, overweight thirteen-year old, who suffers from loss everywhere in her life except on her body.
Her next novel, The Freemason's Daughter (HarperCollins, 2017) is a story about a 16 yr old Scottish girl li
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Shelley Sackier A lot of authors don't want to admit to having writer's block, but I say toss aside the discomfort from the confession. Everyone has a different way o…moreA lot of authors don't want to admit to having writer's block, but I say toss aside the discomfort from the confession. Everyone has a different way of handling it. I, myself, have a whole array of ointments, creams and lotions. If things really get out of hand, I visit a doctor. Nothing cures writer's block faster than a visit to a psychiatrist who will loan you his copy of the latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Not only does it unmask the personal chaos you've been attempting to hide for years, but it works perfectly as an emotional thesaurus for the characters in your book. Works every time.(less)
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The Antidote

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Dear Opl

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The Meticulously Precise and Non-Magical Way to make Whiskey

I’m nearly finished writing another book. This one won’t be published for the public though. It’s a technical manual. I’d never done a technical manual before; therefore, this genre has been entirely new to me. I was at one point reminded, Technically speaking, technical manuals do not fall into a “genre,” Shelley. Disappointing news. I […]
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Food52 Genius Desserts by Kristen Miglore
"You could possibly get rid of all your other dessert cookbooks and just use this one. It's comprehensive, charming, full of tips, and the photographs are gorgeous. Everything is so tempting, I even want to try recipes I never thought I'd try. So it's" Read more of this review »
Food52 Genius Desserts by Kristen Miglore
"I love the Food52 blog, and I was excited to review this dessert cookbook. Dessert is one of my favorite meals, and I like making time for it. Author Kristen Miglore warns that some recipes are easy, and some are not, but I do agree that they will ch" Read more of this review »
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Who hasn't sat staring at a loaf of bread on their kitchen counter and uttered the words, "How do I turn that into dessert?" right? And who doesn't swoon at the phrases, "No bake," "Super-fluffy," and "Four ingredients?"

Exactly. I can hear a rousing
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Mythology by Edith Hamilton
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Eat Feed Autumn Winter by Anne Bramley
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I grew up in Wisconsin. As in the kind of place that enjoys a stretch of nine months of winter. And even if that's a bit of an exaggeration, as a kid, it kinda felt like that.

The thing that saved most of us from wishing to end it all by just lying ba
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The Encyclopedia of Superstitions by Edwin Radford
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It is nearing the middle of October. I feel I should contribute something ghoulish and wicked to the mix of my reviews. With All Hallows' Eve fast approaching, I think it only fitting that we understand--as a collective group of easily persuaded peop ...more
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The Weather Detective by Peter Wohlleben
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I am a massive fan of The Farmer's Almanac and have been as early as I can recall, as growing up in Wisconsin, you're guaranteed to hear most every farmer bark out his opinion on exactly how the year is going to unfold due to the time-trusted data he ...more
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“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
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“I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”
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Kate Morton
“She was the sort of person who needed to be kept happy, he realized. Not as a matter of selfish expectation, but as a simple fact of design; like a piano or a harp, she'd been made to function best at a certain tuning.”
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Amor Towles
“I told him I'd always found the description a little too long on adjectives and a little too short on specifics.”
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