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Why You should Never Give up: Pictures of You on Kirkus Best Books of 2011 List

I am sitting here unable to work because I'm too excited. My novel Pictures of You was just chosen for the Kirkus Best Books of 2011 List! What is so astonishing to me is that from the moment I went with Algonquin, my whole life changed. I went from someone with meager sales to being a NYT bestseller, a Costco Pennie's Pick, a San Francisco Lit Pick, a Best Book of the year from Bookmarks Magazine, Bookpage AND Kirkus--and I think it really goes to show that you cannot give up.  You cannot ever give up. You never know what miracles are out there.

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Never Give Up

Congratulations. You must be ecstatic.  It reminds me of a Paul Harvey comment in The Rest of the Story made years ago.  He said, "Never, never, never give up, for in the next second things can change and transform your whole life." 

Writing and persisting for 30 years....


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Awesome, awesome, awesome. Congratulations. Love it when 'overnight sensations are discovered'.