Used Bookstores are Swimming in These…

Used books are a good deal. But apparently there are a good deal of these titles:

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  • POLITICAL TELL-ALLS
  • NONFICTION TITLES MADE INTO MOVIES: Seabiscuit, Unbroken, Marley and Me, The Blind Side, Black Hawk Down.
  • ’80S AND ’90S PAPERBACK HITS: Mary Higgins Clark, Danielle Steel, Sydney Sheldon, Tom Clancy, Nora Roberts.
  • JAMES PATTERSON
  • CHRISTIAN FICTION GREATEST HITS: The Shack, Left Behind, Karen Kingsbury’
  • CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL
  • COOKBOOK CELEBS
  • GO SET A WATCHMAN BY HARPER LEE
  • A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE BY GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
  • ANGELA’S ASHES BY FRANK MCCOURT
  • THE TWILIGHT SERIES AND THE HUNGER GAMES TRILOGY
  • FIFTY SHADES OF GREY TRILOGY BY E.L. JAMES
  • HEAVEN IS FOR REAL BY TODD BURPO

Read More at Book Riot…

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Agile Writer Jackie Hunter in Boomer Magazine

From Boomer Magazine…
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Jackie Hunter showed up at the coffee shop with two books. One was her own. The other was, well, OK, perhaps a slightly better-known Mars book, Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles. Kirkus Reviews had likened a Bradbury plotting device to one of her own. So Hunterthought she should read the science fiction classic.

But of course. What’s one more item on her massive to-do list.

Read a book? Certainly.

Maybe over lunch.

As you know, “Second Acts” features inspiring people who didn’t clock out once they gave up the 9-to-5 gig. Many baby boomers – first careers behind them, productive years ahead – seek a rewarding change of pace. But for Jackie Hunter, who is now 67, this is more like a 22nd Act. The woman operates at hyper speed – fittingly enough for someone who has just written a sci-fi book for teens, Lost in the Red Hills of Mars.

We met the other day at a Starbucks near Parham and Staples Mill roads. Hunter remembers writing poetry and short stories as a 12-year-old. There was nothing to suggest she would write a book, though.

Hunter had started teaching middle school math and science in 1973, retiring in 2004. (Five years as an assistant principal at Lakeside Elementary School were in the middle.)

“Retirement” meant anything but retirement. 

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Agile Writer Starts Alopecia Blog/Vlog

Screen Shot 2018-09-05 at 7.26.56 PMChristine Gauthier Writes…
In honor of Alopecia Awareness Month, my Alopecian Life YouTube channel goes live on September 1st!
Some of you may know that I’ve been writing a book, a fictionalized account about my experiences living with alopecia.  The process has occupied three years of my Sundays, and a lot of emotional and mental energy.  While I work at finding an agent and getting published, I’ve developed a YouTube channel called Alopecian Life where alopecians, and those who love and care for them, can go for support, information, and advice.  Please follow/subscribe to the channel, sign up for my mailing list at alopecianlife.wordpress.com, and forward this email on to anyone you think would be interested!
The videos represent several months of planning, writing and retakes (who knew recording a five-minute video could actually take 90!).  I’m sure I’ll get better at it all over time, and toward that end appreciate your suggestions/praise/questions as you see appropriate.  I’m also open to ideas for new discussion topics, so if you have some I’m all ears!
As always, thank you for your love and support.  Here’s to Alopecian Life!
With love and friendship,
– Christine Gauthier
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