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Kristen Buckley

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in Manhattan, The United States


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June 2007

I grew up on the mean streets of Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. I was the oldest of four siblings, the younger three all adopted from Korea (and incidentally, all three were terrible at math thus debunking the 'brilliant Asian' stereotype). My other siblings included my older, Jackson Browne loving step-sister, Stacie and Becky the Runaway, who sought refuge after nearly being sexually assaulted (on more than one occasion) by the chimpanzee Mr. Jiggs, from whom she was renting a room... I could go on. Honestly I could... but it would just be easier to read Tramps Like Us.

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The Parker Grey Show

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Kristen Kristen said: " Despite the bummer of a premise, I find this book incredibly relaxing... Suddenly I'm okay with the demise of the human being! "

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Kristen Kristen said: " I am reading and loving this book. Was recommended to me by Carina Chocano. Really makes you think about anxiety in a different way. "

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Kristen Kristen said: " Am midway through and loving this book. Very interesting - feels like a companion piece to Parrington's Intellectual History. "


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" I am happy to have her home -- I'm tracking her flight as we speak - she's just heading over Canada... Oh - for more of what I'm reading come checkout ...more "
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Gold Wake Press publishes poetry, & plays/novels-in-verse.
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Andrea Kulman Hi, Kristen. Thanks for being a friend on Good Reads. I hope you have a great summer! Andrea M. Kulman, Author of "The Drama Unfolds."

Abbeville Press Hi, Kristen, and thanks for the add!
We do hope you check back with us for updates on our books and our exciting new online media.

message 4: by P.G.

P.G. A Jersey girl who fetches up in California by way of NYC. Hmm...where have I heard that before? Oh, yeah, that's MY life. ;)

message 3: by Kelly

Kelly Moran Hello!
Pleasure to meet you.
You might like a couple of my books!
Take Care!
Kelly Moran

Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me today. I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened.

Argh...this is terrible...

And today was starting out so well.

Again, I'm very sorry.


Jeremy Thanks for the friendship, Kristen!

Here’s wishing you a fantastic day filled with fabulous fates, fanciful festivities, and frolicking phantom footstools.

Anyway, I thought I'd share my recent interview with the Devil, in case you'd like to check it out:

Devil: First of all, let's get this out of the way. Do you dislike to avoid abstaining from not eating babies?
Jeremy C. Shipp: What?
D: Just answer the question!
JCS: No.
D: Ah, you do eat babies then.
JCS: No, I meant that I won't answer such a confusing question.
D: So you're not as smart as you claim to be.
JCS: I'm not claiming anything.
D: You wrote a novel. Isn't that another way of saying, "Look at me. I'm smarter than everyone else. I belong on a pedestal so that I can throw tangerines at people's kidneys."
JCS: Are you evil or just stupid?
D: Moving on. Let's talk about your novel.
JCS: Finally.
D: What inspired you to write a story that's pure evil?
JCS: I wouldn't say it's evil.
D: Aha, but didn't you say in a prior interview, and I quote, "I'm Jeremy. I like writing evil stories. Anyone who reads my book loves the Devil and wants to marry him?"
JCS: I never said that.
D: Your word against mine. Anyway, if your book isn't evil, then why do you kill every single character?
JCS: You haven't even read it, have you?
D: I can read it in your eyes.
JCS: That's it. We're done.
D: No, wait! I'm sorry. Sometimes I get a little overexcited. It's a condition. If you say your book isn't pure evil, then it isn't pure evil. I'm sure it's filled with baby puppies dancing on giant sunflowers.
JCS: Don't get me wrong. Bad things sometimes happen in the book, because bad things sometimes happen in life. People don't always act respectfully towards one another. The book, I'd say, has a good heart. It wants the world to be a better place.
D: I understand. You're saying that you're some sort of savior who can save mankind from all its suffering.
JCS: Just…forget it. This interview's over.
D: Fine. But before we can publish this interview, I'll need you to sign right here.
JCS: There…wait a second. What was all that fine print?
D: Nothing.

Jeremy :)

"Shipp's clear, insistant voice pulls you down into the rabbit hole and doesn't let go."
--Jack Ketchum

"[Vacation] is an intriguing, challenging, literate, provocative novel I'm not sure I understand and suspect I'm not meant to… I recommend it to those who find reality boring; it may make them see it in new ways."
—Piers Anthony

P.S.—I’m currently selling autographed/personally-inscribed copies of my novel, Vacation, with free shipping for those in the US. If there’s anything you could do to help me spread the word about this, I’d really appreciate it. Feel free to click here for details:

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