Claire Cook

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Claire Cookwrote her first novel in her minivan when she was forty-five. At fifty, she walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the film adaptation of her second novel, Must Love Dogs, starring Diane Lane and John Cusack. She is the bestselling author of nine other novels and divides her time between the suburbs of Atlanta and Boston. Visit her at

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Books by this Author

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life
Time Flies
Wallflower in Bloom

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Karma is a boomerang. (One of my characters said it first!)

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Exactly where I am.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I’d love to be a songwriter. I used to teach the Aerosmith kids, and right around the time my first novel came out, I had this great conversation with Steven Tyler. He wanted to know how I could write a whole novel, and I said that if I could say it in a song, I wouldn’t have to.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. That I’m still a bartender and I can’t remember where this drink should go. Oh, wait, that's the recurring nightmare.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Walking the beach.

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