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Lauren Baratz-Logsted | Lauren Baratz-Logsted

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Jun.14.2013
  The Moment My Book Was On A TV Nightstand: A writing friend emailed to say she was watching the TV show Men in Trees when she noticed a book on the nightstand of the show’s heroine, played by Anne Heche. Squinting, she realized it was How Nancy Drew Saved My Life.  
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Jun.13.2013
The Moment I Realized I Was Going To Have Four Books Out In A Single Year: the comedic novel How Nancy Drew Saved My Life in July; the anthology This is Chick-Lit in August; the Victorian suspense novel Vertigo in September; the YA novel Angel’s Choice in December. The year was 2006. Things were...
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Jun.12.2013
  The Moment I Got Blurbed By A Cowboy: Most writers of comedic romance or romantic comedy or Chick Lit – or whatever you’d like to label my first several published books – tend to seek out writers of their own ilk to blurb their books, but I’ve always been more the counterintuitive sort. So I...
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Jun.08.2013
  The Moment I Got An Idea From Maureen Dowd: The New York Times Op-Ed columnist wrote a piece about George Bush and the memos pre-9/11 warning of a possible attack by Osama bin Laden in which she wondered: Where had all the intrepid Nancy Drews gone? I read the piece and it sparked my own...
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Jun.06.2013
  The Moment I Did It All Myself: Well, maybe not all of it, but certainly a lot. Having contributed to anthologies before in which I’d had zero contact with the author/editor – the publisher invited me to contribute; the in-house editor edited my piece etc – I didn’t want that to be the case...
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Jun.05.2013
  The Moment I Had A Stalker: Every writer has them – the fan who pays a little too close attention to what the writer is saying or doing; the fan who makes inappropriate comments, revealing that the fan thinks there is more going on in the writer/fan relationship than any reasonable person...
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Jun.04.2013
  The Moment I Got Icked Out: Like a lot of writers, I subscribed to GoogleAlert so I could have a window into what folks on the Internet were saying about my books. One day, the alert sent me to a site that was professionally glossy. I was quite impressed with it – and myself! – until I...
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Jun.03.2013
The Moment I Realized How Great Agent 6 Was: I signed with Agent 6 in late June 2005. By September she had sold Vertigo, my Victorian suspense novel, as part of a two-book deal; Angel’s Choice, my debut YA novel, as part of a two-book deal; and the proposal for the anthology called This Is Chick-...
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Jun.01.2013
  The Moment I Remembered I Was Good At This: It was my only signing at BEA that year. I was in my publisher’s booth as were about five other authors at tables. Most of the authors just kept their heads down and signed, occasionally glancing up to smile at an autograph-seeker. One debut author...
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May.31.2013
  The Moment I Learned Something In A Hotel Room: One morning at BEA, I was killing time in the hotel room, waiting for it to be time to head on over to the convention hall. Unable to find MSNBC on the hotel TV, I was half-listening to a network morning news show I wouldn’t normally watch. I...