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Mary Crockett

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Mary Crockett is an award-winning poet and author of the novel HOW SHE DIED, HOW I LIVED. A native of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Mary grew up as the youngest of six children in a family of misfits. She has worked as everything from a history museum director to a toilet seat hand model. In her other life, she teaches creative writing at Roanoke College in Virginia. If you tweet at her, chances are she will tweet back.

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Mary Crockett Hi Reader Girl 100! I'm so glad you liked Dream Boy enough to want a sequel! That's wonderful!

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Hi Reader Girl 100! I'm so glad you liked Dream Boy enough to want a sequel! That's wonderful!

Madelyn and I are both currently working on separate projects, but we do have some ideas for another "dream" book. We've talked about the possibility of writing a companion novel to Dream Boy--one that would allow us to show how some of our favorite characters develop, as well as to dig a bit deeper into the world of dreams.

While we have no definite plans for a sequel that we're pursuing at the moment, it certainly helps to know that readers like you would want one! That might be just the nudge we need! Thank you! (less)
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“I am many things, but loveable isn't one of them.”
Mary Crockett, How She Died, How I Lived

“Because I wanted my feelings for Will, as much as they hurt. They were real, and they were mine. They told me what I needed to know: that Will was never just my friend; he was always more. The mirror that saw me as I really was. The boy who loved me anyway.”
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“How, I wonder, can someone be so present by the sheer force of their absence?”
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Beth Lyon Barnett Thanks for being my friend. I'm fairly new to GR so it will take awhile to get up to speed. Any tips will be must appreciated. Beth L Barnett

message 3: by Dale

Dale Thele Mary, thanks for the friend connect. Have an awesome 2014!

Sandra Thanks for friending me! :)

Katherine Mary, I got a note from you to "check books" but I have never used Good Reads. Is there something particular?
I read at VT on Thursday October 24, 31 Pamplin (I think)Hope you are well and that you get this email!
let me know. much love, Bonnie

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