Christine Kole MacLean How It's Done

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How It's Done

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Brought up in a strict fundamentalist home, eighteen-year-old Grace feels trapped in a “suburban Alcatraz” by her overbearing father and her timid mother. An affair with a college professor―a man of the world who’s more likely to quote Shelley than scripture―seems like a great escape. But freedom brings with it unanticipated complications and Grace discovers that being involved with an older man is not all chardonnay and poetry . . .

Told from Grace’s perspective, How It’s Done is an unflinching story of love and freedom and the price you pay for both.

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Brought up in a fundamentalist home, eighteen-year-old Grace feels trapped in a suburban Alcatraz by her overbearing father and her timid mother. An affair with a college professor-a man of the world who's more likely to quote Shelley than scripture-seems like a great escape. But freedom brings with it unanticipated complications and Grace discovers that being involved with an older man is not all chardonnay and poetryÉ

How It's Done is an unflinching story of love and freedom and the price you pay for both.

How It's Done is a richly woven tale of a young woman who discovers what it really means to be an adult. This story, told with honesty and heart, held me in my seat to the very end. I have discovered a new favorite writer in Christine MacLean. -Han Nolan, National Book Award winner and author of Send Me Down a Miracle and Dancing on the Edge

Compelling, realisticÉ Once you start reading, you won't stop. -Will Weaver, author of Full Service, a 2005 Horn Book Fanfare winner

MacLean writes about what can happen once all the rules get broken. I was hooked and could not stop turning pages. -Laurie Faria Stolarz, bestselling author of the Blue is for Nightmares series

Christine Kole MacLean grew up on a farm in West Michigan, where, as the youngest of six children, she excelled at getting out of chores. Later, thinking it would be easier than digging ditches, she became a writer. (Most of the time, it is, she says, and it's never given me blisters.) She remains a writer because it's the only job in which daydreaming and telling lies somehow reveal truths rather than obscure them. She writes and tells lies from her home near Grand Rapids, Michigan.

About the Author:

Christine Kole MacLean (Michigan) is the author of four children’s books including Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms and Mary Margaret, Center Stage. Currently, she owns Content Studio, a writing consultation service that specializes in content development and information architecture for web sites. She has been working in communications for nearly twenty years, including stints as an editor in magazine publishing, an account executive in public relations, a manager of research communications, and an editor in marketing communications.

MacLean supplements her fiction-writing career by speaking at schools and conferences on writing and publishing. Among the lectures she has developed and delivered are: “What’s the Big Idea?” which addresses where ideas come from and how to tell if they’re any good, and “From I to E: The Writers Life,” in which she relates how she works with book editors, how the publishing process works, and much more.

MacLean has a B. A. in English Literature. She lives in Michigan with her husband and two children. How It’s Done is her first book for teens.

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