Carry On | Book Review

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Let me (Lindsay) cut to the case, Carry On was a difficult read at the beginning and the end. When I first read about Simon Snow in Fangirl, his inspiration was obvious – it consisted of 8 books revolving around a boy wizard chosen to defeat…something.” Insert eye rolls here, but I overlooked it in Fangirl. After all it wasn’t the … Read More

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo//Book Review

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For those of you who don’t know, the Beckner half of us (that’s me!) is in grad school right now, so reading for pleasure is almost a thing of the past. The piles of to-be-read books around my house continue to grow, grow, grow – much to my husband’s chagrin.   That being said, I sneak in a good book in … Read More

Thank You

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THANK YOU to… Our first round of beta readers and dear friends and sister, Anne and Catherine. Thank you for being the first eyes to see the (very terrible “first” edition of our) book. Catherine, you broke our hearts when you told us you didn’t love any of our characters and that you were bored by our story… but you … Read More

You Can Now Pre-Purchase Remember Us

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Hi friends! We’ve all been waiting for this day for a long time and we are ready to celebrate! You can buy our book (truly, as many copies as you want!) HERE.   If we sell … 200 copies we will get a publisher. 500 copies we will get an okay publisher. 1500+ we will get a good publisher (with … Read More

Remember Us//Chapter 1b

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(If you need to, read the first half of the chapter HERE first.) … And just like that, we were transported back to square one.   As the silence grew, so did the tension. I realized the weight of why we were together, in every inch between us. I stood beside Ben in the unfriendly hallway outside Dad’s hospital room, praying … Read More

Remember Us//Chapter 1a

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May Reese   “Hi, Sugar,” she whispered and I blacked out, standing straight up as her pinked mouth moved and the wind blew and my heart crimped along the edges. I should have slammed the door in her face, yelled profanities at the closed structure afterwards, but instead I stood frozen, arm suspended above the handle.   The top of … Read More

So This Is Happening…

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We have a big update coming soon so we decided to make a little video (and another video so you can see Linds too) to get us alllllll excited. So the actual update is just around the riverbend. Stay tuned! Merry Christmas from us. xo.

We’re Still Alive!

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Okay, okay, we’ve been entirely neglectful of you, our dear masses, but that’s about to change. But first, let’s catch you up a bit on the last six months: We were on a break. Not quite like the Ross/Rachel break, but you get the general idea. For various reasons, we’ve not been able to write together for the second half … Read More

Patriotism and all That

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This week is always big for me – the first week in July holds both Canada Day (July 1) and Independence Day (July 4.)   As an American married to a Canadian, my hubs and I try to honor both sides of our history and cultures. For while I would say our countries are rather similar at the end of the day … Read More

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter//Book Review

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My friend Hannah mailed me her copy of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter back in the fall because she said something about the book reminded her of me. Insert a thousand heart smiley faces here. (Because I love my friend Hannah, and I love snail mail, and I love books, and I love that she was thinking of me.) One of … Read More