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Carolyn Purnell

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I'm a history instructor, freelance writer and photographer, interior design aficionada, and lover of all things quirky. My work has appeared regularly on ApartmentTherapy.com and in several Chicago-area publications, and my photographs have appeared in Good Housekeeping. I have also worked at a library, an academic journal, and a tractor dealership. It was, ironically, the latter that most encouraged my love of books, since my free time afforded ample opportunity to read.

A country girl by birth but a city girl by heart, I moved to southern California for college. My education introduced me to James Joyce, Gerhard Richter, and the Marquis de Sade, and it was perhaps the subconscious influence of the latter that convinced me to spend the ne
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