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“Fiction and poetry are my first loves, but the really beautiful lyrical essay can do so much that other forms cannot.” - Chris Abani

Nothing beats a good novel, but sometimes a short piece of writing that focuses on a single subject can be very interesting, especially when written by a great author. Numerous authors and great thinkers have tried their hand at essay writing and you will find most of them ready for you in this section.

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Cindy Sample - When Online Dating Goes Horribly Wrong
FEATURED AUTHOR - Cindy Sample is the national bestselling author of the Laurel McKay humorous romantic mystery series. She is a five-time LEFTY Award Finalist for best humorous mystery. Her experiences with on-line dating sites fueled the concept for DYING FOR A DATE. Cindy is a past president of the Sacramento chapter of Sisters in Crime and has served on the boards of the Sacramento Opera and the YWCA. She has two wonderful adult children who live too far away. As our Author of the Day, she tells us all about… Read more