My thanks to everyone who supported SECRETS WE KEEP to help it reach the Editor's Desk on Sept. 1, 2012.
I am grateful for the wisdom and teaching I have received from you, my virtual writing group. The work has definitely improved because of it.
I have written for newspapers, magazines, websites and Fortune 100 companies. In my spare time I restored old houses with my husband, had three babies and raised a pack of active boys with way too many friends who emptied the refrigerator every night. Now the boys are grown and have their own babies to feed.
I have been writing fiction full time for the past few years. There are three novels completed and several more in progress.
My first novel, DESTINED, a magic realism romance with a Tarot theme, was published in 2010. My second, SECRETS WE KEEP, has been revised thanks to the very useful suggestions of readers on this website, made the Editor's Desk on Sept. 1, 2012, and is out on queries. I LOVE CHOCOLATE, a Romance with Recipes, has recently been posted here and is seeking feedback and recipe testers.
I live on a farm in New England with my family and dogs, cats, chickens, black bears, blue herons, rushing streams and wide, windy skies.
You can follow my photo blog "Circle of the Seasons" at www.blipfoto.com/gcleare, Amazon.com, Twitter (@gcleare) or at Goodreads.
THANK YOU to everyone, I appreciate your reading and reviewing time and I'm so impressed by the deep pool of talent in this community.
Anything by Paulo Coelho, Alice Hoffman, Sarah Addison Allen, Luanne Rice, Susan Wiggs, Kristin Hannah or Elizabeth Strout. I just read all of Susannah Kearsley's books and especially loved The Winter Sea. I also liked The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. For sci fi/fantasy, it's the Elemental Masters series by Mercedes Lackey, Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders series and Stawhawk's novel "The Fifth Sacred Thing". And I adore mysteries if they're not too gorey, especially Laurie King's series about Sherlock Holmes, Dolores Stewart Riccio's Circle of Five witchcraft mysteries, Martha Grimes' Inspector Richard Jury books and the intense writing of PD James, who has the largest vocabulary of English words I have ever encountered. For the classics: The Great Gatsby, A Farewelll to Arms, Heart of Darkness, Pride and Prejudice and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
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