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The Best Best Sellers - August 2020

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Woman Was Before gripping emotional ebook product image

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Were Lucky Ones Georgia Hunter ebook product image

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John Grisham

Long before his name became synonymous with the contemporary legal thriller, John Grisham was working 60-70 hours a week in a small Southaven, Mississippi law practice, squeezing in time before visiting the workplace and through courtroom recesses to operate on his hobby--writing his first novel.

Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. Realizing he did not have the ideal things for a professional career, he shifted gears and majored in accounting at Mississippi State University. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he moved on to practice law for nearly a decade in Southaven, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury lawsuit.

One day at the DeSoto County courthouse, Grisham resisted the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and had been motivated to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. daily to get in a number of hours of writing time before going off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987. Initially rejected by many publishers, it was eventually bought by Wynwood Press, who gave it a modest 5,000 copy printing and published it in June 1988.

That might have put an end to Grishams hobby. But he had already started his next novel, and it would immediately turn this hobby into a brand new fulltime profession. When he gave the movie rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures for $600,000, Grisham abruptly became a hot property among publishers, and publication rights were purchased by Doubleday. Spending 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, The Business became the bestselling novel of 1991.

The victories of this Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Client, which debuted at number one, confirm

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Kerry Fisher

Born in Peterborough, UK, Kerry Fisher analyzed Italian and French at Bath University, followed by several years working as a English teacher in Corsica and Spain before compiling the scenic heights of vacation rep along with grape picker at Tuscany. She eventually succumbed to 'getting a suitable job' and returned to England to study Periodical Journalism at City University. Following two years working in Essentials magazine in London, enjoy carried her off to the wilds of the West Pennine moors near Bolton. She now lives in Surrey with her husband (of whisking off to Bolton celebrity) and two teens. She has an extremely naughty lab/schnauzer called Poppy, which contributes to a lot of mortifying minutes of whistling and waving bits of chicken while the dog practises her 'speak to the tail'.

Kerry spent half her life talking about writing a novel, then a few years in Candis magazine reviewing other people's but it was only when she took several online courses with the UCLA that the dream began to morph into fact when her debut, The School Gate Survival Guide, had been picked up by HarperCollins. She is currently writing her fifth novel.

Best advice ever received: 'This really is fiction, we can skip the boring bits.' Lynn Hightower, UCLA Writers' Program.

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Georgia Hunter

After Georgia Hunter had been fifteen years older, she discovered that she came out of a group of Holocaust survivors. We ' re the Lucky Ones was born of her quest to find her family’s staggering history. Hunter’s site, www.georgiahunterauthor.com, provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the extensive research this job has entailed. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and son.

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