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Food for thought

One of the ways I developed the main characters of “Someone She Always Has Known” was through their relationships with food. I allowed their attitudes on eating to represent their respective approaches to life. Eleanor will eat anything and with … Continue reading

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Sweet child of mine

Of the three main characters in “Someone She Always Has Known,” I relate the least to Callie. That’s right. I have more in common with the angry and rude Eleanor and the depressed and introverted Jodie than with the warm … Continue reading

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Girl meets world

I saw Jodie – a wisp of a girl with straw-colored hair and big, downcast Bambi eyes – before I created her. That image generated her idiosyncrasies and eccentric behavior. I reckoned she was bashful and quiet. I reasoned she … Continue reading

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Take the challenge

Had I created a monster? I asked myself that question after receiving feedback from friends who reviewed drafts of my novel, “Someone She Always Has Known,” and found Eleanor’s behavior unappealing and appalling. One pal said he hoped she receives … Continue reading

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