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Monday, September 7, 2009

Must Love Dogs - Claire Cook

Hers is a story to make any WOOFer proud!

Bestselling author Claire Cook, Must Love Dogs (See below for a complete list of her books), teaches workshops for aspiring writers and women coming into their own at midlife, and has had previous stints as a fitness teacher and dance and aerobics choreographer. She lives on the South Shore of Massachusetts, often called the Irish Riviera, with her husband, where they are occasionally visited by their borderline adult children and their laundry.

In Claire's own words:

"After decades of procrastination, I wrote my first novel in my Ford Windstar outside my daughter's swim practice at five in the morning. It was published when I was 45, and at 50 I walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the adaptation of my second novel. Midlife rocks! I love telling my story, because I think so many women (and a few good men!) have buried dreams like mine. My advice: dust them off and go for it!"

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(Anyone who writes a book titled, "Must Love Dogs" is great in our book!)

Claire's Cooke's Website:

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How have you "dusted off your dreams?" Share your story with WOOF.

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Coming Soon from author, Mary Cunningham - Cynthia's Attic: The Magician's Castle (Quake - DEC 2009)


Teresa M Burrell said...

Great post, Mary.

Teresa Burrell

Mary Cunningham said...

Thanks, Teresa. She's such an inspiration, especially to all us writers!

Diana Black said...

Anything that anyone writes that brings together John Cusack and Diane Lane is okay in my book!

Seriously, giving back to help other women come into their own may be one of the most important things we can do for each other. I think everyone benefits...children, grandchildren...even... men!

Thanks, Mary, for the post.