What’s on Page 25?

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Here is a sneak peek at All My Restless Life to Live: Elle is a soap opera writer who unravels mysterious communications from her dead dad’s computer:

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I had stayed with my mom for awhile right after my dad died. I lasted three weeks and was just now getting over the trauma of it. My mother had answered my cell phone, read my email, critiqued my show scenes, made me half-sandwiches—looking pointedly at my stomach—and wouldn’t let me drink what she still called “pop” after five o’clock. I still regret snapping the day she asked me if I had brushed my teeth. “It’s not you, it’s me,” I had to break up with my own mother and move out.

I sneaked a look at my watch. “Mom, look. I’m sorry. We’ll do more stuff together, I promise. You’re starting your workout class on Monday, right?”

She nodded.

“So, how about it? Dad’s computer?” (Win the grand prize! The 2nd secret word in the 25-word sentence is: to)

“Ellen, I’m sorry. You just have to trust me here, but I cannot let you use your dad’s computer. It just wouldn’t be right.”

“Give me one good reason why not.” I glared at her, feeling like an adult scolding a child, almost wanting to add, “young lady,” just like she always used to do to me when she busted my chops over something.

She twisted her fingers, and wouldn’t look at me. “There’s something I need to tell you,” she finally said.

Duh – duh – duh . . .

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AllMyRestlessLife_FinalCvrAll My Restless Life to LiveLife is a soap opera, especially for Elle Miller, who writes for one. (Ellen dropped the “n” in her name in hopes of finding a better ending for herself.) When her laptop crashes, she borrows her recently deceased dad’s computer and gets way more than she bargained for.
Elle unravels mysterious communications from his computer, while her mom decides to give Internet dating a try. As Elle tries to save her career at I’d Rather Be Loved with a storyline featuring a trip through Atlantis, she takes a trip to the Emmys, and finds herself in the middle of a romance between a real doctor and a hunk who just plays one on TV. Friends, family, and clues from “the other side” all help Elle figure out the difference between living the good life and living a good life. Available Tuesday, June 4th!

15 thoughts on “What’s on Page 25?

  1. This sounds like a fun read! My mom got me hooked on All My Children when I was a kid. Would watch it every summer with her while on vacation. Finally broke the habit when I moved to go to college. Then my husband (!) got me hooked on Y&R. We used to live in Bermuda and it was on prime time there. I came home one night and found him watching it! We were hooked on it for years!

  2. Congrats on the new book, Dee! It sounds fabulous and (after reading that excerpt) I am thoroughly intrigued and can’t wait to read it! I grew up watching soap operas (All My Children and One Life to Live) so I LOVE the title! Hilarious! 🙂

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