Michele Dominguez Greene

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Michele Dominguez Greene is the author of Keep Sweet and Chasing the Jaguar. She is active in numerous writing and literacy workshops with inner city kids throughout Southern California, and speaks regularly at conferences around the country. She has published articles in the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Animal Wellness Magazine, and Cuerpo Magazine, and has had a long-standing, successful career as an actress, appearing in television, film, and theater. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Alva Jane has never questioned her parents, never questioned her faith, never questioned her future. She is content with the strict rules that define her life in Pineridge, the walled community where she lives with her father, his seven wives, and her twenty-eight siblings. This is the only world Alva has ever known, and she has never thought to challenge it. But everything changes when Alva is caught giving her long-time crush an innocent first kiss. Beaten, scorned, and now facing a forced...

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. 'To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily, to not dare is to lose oneself"- Kierkegaard

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Wuthering Heights

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Write every day and trust your own ideas!

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. The Brontes, Salman Rushdie, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Flannery O'Connor, Truman Capote, Carson McCullers, Shakespeare, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Joan Didion, Mary Karr.

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. That they can really identify with the characters in my books, that they feel like they are inside the character's head and heart.

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