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I am the author of the USA Today bestseller The Forever Year and the national bestsellers Blue, When You Went Away, The Journey Home, and Leaves, among other works of fiction. I also collaborated on the New York Times nonfiction bestsellers The Element and Finding Your Element (with Ken Robinson) and the national bestseller The Culture Code (with Clotaire Rapaille). I'm a long-term book publishing veteran, having been Deputy Publisher of Bantam Books and Publisher of Avon Books. I am currently President and Publisher of the independent publishing house The Story Plant. You can reach me at

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