Kirkpatrick invites you into the lives of five women friends who promise to help each other achieve their life goals. Annie Shaw's goal is far from simple: become famous. But she’s in trouble after quitting her day job to write full-time. Her second novel tanked, and her new editor wants her to re-write the ending of her latest work to ensure this one is more successful. In order to pursue fame and an elusive bestseller, Annie travels to Chicago, acquires a rambunctious dog, and participates in antics better suited to a television reality show than real life.
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An Afternoon with Jane Kirkpatrick
An interview by Amanda MacNaughton
(NW Book Lovers is a blog by and about authors, librarians and independent booksellers in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.)
Jane: I don’t let myself check email until 11 in the morning. I write from 8 to 5. I take a break for lunch . . . Sometimes I have to go do something else completely different for a while. I’m always amazed at how quickly the time flies when I’m writing because I’m totally in another world. How many people get to live in that other world and do something they really enjoy?
Read the rest of the interview here.
From the Journal of Adele Marley
"If the labor stalls, consider baking bread. The aroma of it will comfort the mother and allow the process to proceed"
"Be an even stable influence, never cheery one day and morose the next."
“It is good to remember that physicians often find that in delivery, clotting improves for a hemophiliac, perhaps as a natural protection for both mother and baby…”