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April Henry
I write mysteries and thrillers. I live in Portland, Oregon with my family.When I was 11, I sent a short story about a six-foot tall frog who loved peanut butter to Roald Dahl, the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He took it to lunch and showed it to the editor of a British... show more



I write mysteries and thrillers. I live in Portland, Oregon with my family.When I was 11, I sent a short story about a six-foot tall frog who loved peanut butter to Roald Dahl, the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He took it to lunch and showed it to the editor of a British children's magazine - and she asked to publish the story! (For no money, which might have been a warning about how hard it is to make a living writing.) My dream of writing went dormant until I was in my 30s, working at a corporate job, and started writing books on the side. Those first few years - when I wrote a book a year, worked full time, and had a baby - are now thankfully a blur. Now I'm very lucky to make a living doing what I love. I have written 20 novels for adults and teens, with more on the way. My books have gotten starred reviews, been chosen for IndieNext, translated into eight languages and won awards in a dozen states. And Face of Betrayal, which I co-wrote with Lis Wiehl, was on the New York Times bestseller list for four weeks.I have also reviewed literary fiction, YA literature, and mysteries and thrillers for the Oregonian, and have written articles for both The Writer and Writers Digest. In 2016, look for The Girl I Used to Be.

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carolesrandomlife
carolesrandomlife rated it 11 months ago
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.I thought that this was really good. I have had this book for years but it somehow got lost in my pile at some point. I am glad that I decided to dust it off and give it a try because it turned out to be quite an enjoyable read. This was...
DiDonovan
DiDonovan rated it 1 year ago
Eight engaging labradoodle puppies wake up to greet the day in April M. Cox's engaging picture book story of a special day when all the puppies expect to get a new home. They are fed, groomed, and play, but one little pup, smaller than his siblings, is rejected. As the rollicking rhyme follows th...
Olivia Kadylak
Olivia Kadylak rated it 2 years ago
Cheyenne is blind and has pneumonia. While her mother goes to get medicine, Cheyenne is left unattended in the car. Cheyenne gets kidnapped by a family and isn't given back. Griffin realizes how bad of an idea this was and decides to try and help her escape.
Olivia Kadylak
Olivia Kadylak rated it 2 years ago
Caty wakes up one morning in a cabin and has no clue who she is. Caty doesn't even know if that is even her real name or if she can trust anybody. Caty must go on an adventure of figuring out everything before the people from the cabin hunt her down and kill her.
Let the Adventure begin!
Let the Adventure begin! rated it 2 years ago
Quick, easy read! Wonderfully written. Love the characters!
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