The pitfalls and unexpected rewards of turning memoir into fiction.
Mary-Rose Hayes

Sunday, April 13, 2014
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Book Passage – 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera

Mary-Rose-Hayesx250Mary-Rose Hayes will discuss writing her new novel WHAT SHE HAD TO DO; the reasons it took so long (more than ten years) and how that was a blessing in
disguise; Hayes-What-She-Had-To-Dowhy the characters in the book didn’t seem real until she stepped out of their lives and allowed them to develop on their own; and how, by the time she had typed “THE END” for the final time, she had surprisingly come to terms with past issues of her own.

British-born Mary-Rose Hayes is the author of eight previous novels including the TIME/LIFE best seller AMETHYST, and two political thrillers co-authored with Senator Barbara Boxer.

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