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. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. My literary agent once told me it was Aww. I think she actually called it a verbal tic. That’s the kind of agent you want to have.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. People always say my laugh. They also often tell me I laugh just like one of my characters, which I think is interesting.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I can’t do anything halfway. And if that’s cheating, I would say kindness.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I always skip the historical questions, too.

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