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Normal at 40? by Kate Mangold

Do you often wonder about other people's lives and how they compare to your own? Do some people really have it all? Do you choose to age gracefully or disgracefully? And most importantly... does turning forty mean life is over or that it has just begun?Normal at 40? is a true story of my life… Continue reading Normal at 40? by Kate Mangold

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Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabres." Alas, aside from a demanding career and her role as… Continue reading Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

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Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis

The year is 1942, and World War II is in full swing. Odette Sansom decides to follow in her war hero father’s footsteps by becoming an SOE agent to aid Britain and her beloved homeland, France. Five failed attempts and one plane crash later, she finally lands in occupied France to begin her mission. It… Continue reading Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis

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Story Structure: The Key to Successful Fiction (The Red Sneaker Writers Book Series #1) by William Bernhardt

In this book, New York Times-bestselling author William Bernhardt explains the elements that make stories work, using examples spanning from Gilgamesh to The Hunger Games. In each chapter, he introduces essential concepts in a direct and easily comprehended manner. Most importantly, Bernhardt demonstrates how you can apply these ideas to improve your own writing. I… Continue reading Story Structure: The Key to Successful Fiction (The Red Sneaker Writers Book Series #1) by William Bernhardt

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Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: How to Knock ’em Dead with Style by Hallie Ephron

With the help of interactive exercises, mystery author and crime fiction critic Hallie Ephron gives you the momentum you need to turn a kernel of an idea into an intriguing mystery novel. You'll learn to capitalize on your writing strengths and shore up your weaknesses. This comprehensive guide covers every aspect of mystery writing