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Molly Harper

Autor(a) de Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs

57 Works 7,821 Membros 737 Críticas 19 Favorited

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Séries

Obras por Molly Harper

Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (2009) 1,013 exemplares
How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf (2011) 610 exemplares
Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men (2009) 601 exemplares
Nice Girls Don't Live Forever (2009) 553 exemplares
And One Last Thing... (2010) 285 exemplares
Driving Mr. Dead (2011) 232 exemplares
Sweet Tea and Sympathy (2017) 222 exemplares
How to Run with a Naked Werewolf (2013) 222 exemplares
The Undead in My Bed (2012) — Contribuidor — 201 exemplares
How to Date Your Dragon (2018) 182 exemplares
Better Homes and Hauntings (2014) 175 exemplares
Changeling (2018) 168 exemplares
Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues (2019) — Autor — 157 exemplares
Where the Wild Things Bite (2016) 120 exemplares
The Single Undead Moms Club (2015) 119 exemplares
Ain't She a Peach (2018) 115 exemplares
Love and Other Wild Things (2018) — Autor — 92 exemplares
My Bluegrass Baby (2012) 88 exemplares
Witches Get Stuff Done (2022) 84 exemplares
Gimme Some Sugar (2019) 80 exemplares
Fangs for the Memories (2015) 70 exemplares
Selkies Are a Girl's Best Friend (2019) 69 exemplares
Accidental Sire (2017) 61 exemplares
Fledgling (2019) 59 exemplares
Big Vamp on Campus (2016) 58 exemplares
Rhythm and Bluegrass (2013) 54 exemplares
Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck (2017) 53 exemplares
Undead Sublet — Autor — 53 exemplares
Always Be My Banshee (2020) 48 exemplares
Peachy Flippin' Keen (2018) 47 exemplares
One Fine Fae (2020) 45 exemplares
Peace, Blood, and Understanding (2019) 44 exemplares
Snow Falling on Bluegrass (2014) 43 exemplares
Shifters in the Night (2021) 42 exemplares
A Few Pecans Short of a Pie (2019) 41 exemplares
A Farewell to Charms (2022) 34 exemplares
Calling (2022) 22 exemplares
From Russia with Claws (2015) 21 exemplares
Big Witch Energy 13 exemplares
I Loved You First (2020) — Autor — 11 exemplares
Pasties and Poor Decisions (2020) 10 exemplares
From Russia With Fangs (2015) 8 exemplares
From Russia Box Set (2016) 3 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
20th Century
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Paducah, Kentucky, USA
Locais de residência
Kentucky, USA
Ocupações
newspaper reporter
church secretary

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My mother remembers an 8-year-old me setting up my “writing office” in our living room by putting her old manual typewriter on the couch next to a toy phone. And I (very slowly) pecked out the story of my third-grade class taking a trip around the world and losing a kid in each city.

I had a dark sense of humor, even then.

In high school, when other girls my age were writing poems about dying unicorns and bleeding roses, I was writing essays about having political arguments with my dad at the dinner table. (Whoever made the other person laugh at their own political party won the argument.) I knew I wanted to write when I grew up, but I also knew there was very little chance I could make a living writing books, so I went for the next best thing – newspaper writing.

I majored in print journalism at Western Kentucky University and used my shiny new degree to get a job at my hometown newspaper. I married my high school sweetheart, David, a local police officer. And for six years, I wrote about school board meetings, quilt shows, a man “losing” the fully grown bear he kept as a pet in his basement, and a guy who faked his death by shark attack in Florida and ended up tossing pies at a local pizzeria.

I loved my job at the paper. I loved meeting new people every day and never knowing where I would end up. But somehow, the ever-shifting schedules of a police officer and a reporter did not equal "family friendly." One of us needed to take a normal job for the sake of our young daughter. I took a secretarial position at a local church office, which left me with dependably free evenings for the first time in my adult life. David was working the night shift that summer and I was losing.my.mind. We were living in "The Apartment of Lost Souls" while building our new home. This was the place where appliances and small electronics went to die. Every night I would tuck our snoozing child into bed and wait for the washing machine to start smoking or the computer to suddenly flash the "blue screen of death." Then there was the plague of frogs in the bathroom that put our daughter of potty-training for about six months.

Normally, when things get tough, I can take solace in reading. But I surveyed my packing box of favorite books with the apathetic air of someone who stands in front of the open refrigerator for 10 minutes and can't find anything. Nothing sounded good. So I just sat down and started writing something I would want to read.

Being a huge fan of vampire movies and TV shows, I wondered, what would be the most humiliating way possible to be turned into a vampire- a story that a vampire would be embarrassed to share with their vampire buddies over a nice glass of Type O. Well, first, you'd have to make the protaganist a bit of an accidental loser. She's single, almost 30, and a librarian working in the small Kentucky town where she grew up. This "triple whammy of worry" has made her a permanent fixture on her Mama's prayer list. And despite the fact that's pretty good at her job, she just got canned so her boss could replace her with someone who occasionally starts workplace fires. She drowns her sorrows at the local faux nostalgia-themed sports bar and during the commute home, she's mistaken for a deer and then shot by a drunk hunter. And then she wakes up as a vampire.

And thus, Jane Jameson and the wacky denizens of Half-Moon Hollow were born.

It took me almost a year to complete and edit a draft of the book, which I planned as the first in a three-book series. I spent three months using agentquery.com to ruthlessly stalk potential literary agents. (There were a lot of lists involved, I don't want to re-live it.) I was gently rejected by at least half of them. I corresponded with some very nice, very patient people, but ultimately signed with the fabulous Stephany Evans of Fine Print Literary Management. Stephany was willing to take to the time to give me advice on how to improve my book before she even signed me. That meant a lot. And when she sold the series at auction about a month later, it was obvious I'd made the right choice.

Part of me still can’t believe this is really happening, that I really a have a book on the shelves. And I’m not above going into every bookstore I see to check for it.

Membros

Críticas

Oooooh, such fun! And One Last Thing is filled with snark, and sass and poignant speak about a woman scorned. When housewife Junior Leaguer Lacey learns that her spineless, dickless, faithless husband accountant, Mike, is cheating on her with his receptionist, Bee Bee, Lacey lashes out with a laugh-out-loud newsletter she emails to Mike's clients and their friends. Thus, starts the divorce proceedings.

I would guess that Molly Harper's choice of language throughout the book may not sit well with the prim and proper, but I was applauding her realism. While the book's intent is humor, I was struck by how real it felt; I have been on the downside of relationships, and never have they turned out far from where Molly took Lacey - in the gutter.

This is a great book, and Ms. Harper is a fantastic writer. If you're looking for a fun, funny, man-hating-but-come-around-style book, And One Last Thing is a good bet. I'm already looking for my next Molly Harper read.
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LyndaWolters1 | 40 outras críticas | Apr 3, 2024 |
This was a delightfully sweet book and I. Want. More. It's also my first Molly Harper book. Mea Culpa, Ms Harper. I'll do better. I'm off to find more from you.

 
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jazzbird61 | 15 outras críticas | Feb 29, 2024 |
Why can't I have an entire book of Ophelia? :sigh:

I greatly enjoyed this short story about the Terror of Amsterdam learning to matriculate. I am a little bummed that unlike "I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas", which was a direct lead in to Gigi & Nik's romance in THE DANGERS IN DATING A REBOUND VAMPIRE, this story was a set up for THE ACCIDENTAL SIRE and Meagan...not further adventures of Ophelia.

Still so much fun learning about who Ophelia was and how she was thinking the last few books.… (mais)
 
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lexilewords | 3 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |
I knew I lived Gigi and I adored Nik. Match made! Sorry Ophelia...
 
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Obras
57
Membros
7,821
Popularidade
#3,114
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
737
ISBN
174
Línguas
5
Marcado como favorito
19

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