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Three cheers for Monday!

I’m doing a bit of a happy dance over here because Monday is basically my Saturday – every place that I work is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, so I’m celebrating my day off with a new blog post (which is, um, long overdue). 1,094 more words


Book Reveal: The Hopefuls

The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close

A New York newlywed, Beth was supportive when her husband, Matt, decided to follow his political dreams all the way to Washington. 104 more words

Book Reveals

Get it Done! What's Your Best Tip for Sitting Down to Write?

Parnassus Books, an independent bookseller in Nashville, Tennessee, runs a prolific blog called Musing. They asked novelist and creative writing professor Jennifer Close to share her five best tips on how to reject distraction and focus on her writing. 305 more words


Book Love

Hey friends it is time to link up with the fabulous girls for What I’m Reading.

As I posted in June I had began The Hopefuls.   282 more words

The Hopefuls

How to Keep Writing (Even If You Have a Day Job): 5 Tips from Novelist Jennifer Close

Readers know Jennifer Close as the author of several novels, including one of our staff-favorite summer reads, The Hopefuls — the juicy and entertaining story of a friendship between two couples with political ambitions. 1,109 more words

Authors In Real Life

Book chat: 'The Hopefuls' by Jennifer Close

Beth can’t say she entered into her marriage with Matt ignorant of his political aspirations. But when her husband relocates them to Washington, D.C., as part of his work for President Obama, the tedious, seedy and, yes, often dull side of politics takes over her day-to-day life. 449 more words