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Author John B. Valeri

John B. Valeri / Hartford Books Examiner is …
Your source for the latest in book news, reviews & author interviews


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" … brilliant for coming up with a great list of questions that were fun to answer, and for choosing me as the answerer." -- NY Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews


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-- Internationally bestselling author Matthew Dicks


" … a great source for current book news. John Valeri works hard to include interesting interviews with best-selling authors as well as those who are new to world of publishing." -- NY Times bestselling author Nan Rossiter


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