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Sophie Littlefield


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Sophie Littlefield grew up in central Missouri, daughter of a history professor father and an artist mother. She earned a degree in computer science and made very little use of it. After living in Chicago for ten years, she and her husband packed up the kids and moved to Northern California in 1998. She wrote several novels in a variety of genres before selling her first mystery, A BAD DAY FOR SORRY, about a fiftyish widow who runs a sewing shop but has a side business helping battered women "take care" of their abusive husbands. A Young Adult series is slated for publication beginning in 2010 from Delacorte Books for Young Readers. Sophie's award-winning short stories have been featured in a variety of publications and anthologies.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
 
Non fiction
   Writing Romance (2014) (with Bella Andre, Virna DePaul, Jane George, Candice Hern, Shannon L Monroe, Carol Lynn Stewart, Karin Tabke and Tawny Weber)
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Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel winner (2010) : A Bad Day for Sorry
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2015) : The Missing Place


Sophie Littlefield recommends
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Purgatory Chasm (2011)
(Conway Sax, book 1)
Steve Ulfelder
"Purgatory Chasm grabs you at the gate and doesn't let go, careening through a top-notch whodunit to an ending you don't see coming. A debut this good makes you wonder what Ulfelder's holding back for the next race."
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This Dark Earth (2012)
John Hornor Jacobs
"A savage gut-punch of a tale, lurching hellbent to a spectacular showdown ending unparalleled in the zombie canon."
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Invisible (2012)
Carla Buckley
"Buckley is a master of the emotional journey, winding through love and resentment and guilt and longing and heartbreak and back again, to love."
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Paskagankee (2013)
(Paskagankee, book 1)
Allan Leverone
"Allan Leverone raises the stakes with every turn of the page..."
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Down and Out in Bugtussle (2013)
(Misadventures of a Mad Fat Girl, book 3)
Stephanie McAfee
"Ace Jones is my kind of girl!"
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A Killing At Cotton Hill (2013)
(Samuel Craddock Mysteries, book 1)
Terry Shames
"Not just another retired lawman, Samuel Craddock is wizened but not hardened, rusty but still plenty sharp. . . . Samuel anchors a compelling cast of characters that imbues A Killing at Cotton Hill with style, heart, and a generous helping of rural sensibility."
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Save the Enemy (2013)
Arin Greenwood
"Polished writing, crackling dialogue, and irresistible characters make Save the Enemy a standout...A smart thriller that serves up surpises from start to finish."
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Fiona's Flame (2014)
(Cypress Hollow Yarn, book 5)
Rachael Herron
"Herron is an inexhaustible champion of the healing power of love."
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The Paris Key (2015)
Juliet Blackwell
"In this witty, warm, winsome novel, Blackwell draws back the curtain on Paris’s complex past while celebrating its vibrant present. Her generation-spanning tale combines intrigue and passion with a flawless ear for language and a gift for sensory detail. If The Paris Key doesn’t make a Francophile of you, nothing will!"
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Only Ever You (2016)
Rebecca Drake
"Drake's harrowing novel skillfully weaves a world both familiar and fragile, then rips the bottom out."
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Final Girls (2017)
Riley Sager
"Smart and provocative, with plenty of twists and turns, Final Girls will have the reader racing breathlessly toward its shocking conclusion."
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Unnatural Causes (2017)
(Dr. Katie LeClair mystery, book 1)
Dawn Eastman
"With an engaging protagonist and keen insights into the day-to-day operations of a small-town medical community, Eastman strikes all the right notes for a suspenseful series launch. Highly readable!"

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