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Publishers Don’t Want Good Books

Originally posted on John M. Cusick:
This conversation has happened at every agency in the world (particularly in the kids and teen department). Agent 1: I’ve got a new project. Agent 2: Yeah? How is? Agent 1: It’s good. Agent 2: Good? Agent 1: Yeah, good. Agent 2: Oh…Damn. Agent 1: Yeah. Agent 2: *Sips…

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Grieving My Abuser

I was Robert Cook’s first wife and the mother of his first child. When I met Robert, I was young, vulnerable, and eager to belong. I was swept away by his confidence, his talent, and his potential. When his abuse began in earnest, it crippled me–mind, body, and soul– and I am lucky I escaped […]

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