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Welcome to This Awful/Awesome Life! My name is Frances Joyce. I am the publisher and editor of this magazine. We'll be exploring different topics each month to inform, entertain and inspire you. Meet new authors, sharpen your brain and pick up a few tips on life, love, entertaining and business. Enjoy and please share!

A Thousand Doors edited by J.T. Ellison - A Review by Fran Joyce

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I’m a fan of award winning author Rebecca Drake, so when I heard she had written a short story for inclusion in A Thousand Doors., I knew I had to read the book. A Thousand Doors is the brainchild of J.T. Ellison, who is the editor of the book.

The opening words of the book are, “The day Mia Jensen died, she finally got to live.”

After being attacked in her kitchen, Mia is left to die wondering what her life could have been like if she had made other choices. What follow are fifteen short stories about Mia’s alternate lives.

Bringing Mia to life are the following authors who are a combination of New York Times bestsellers and rising stars in women's fiction:

Kimberly Belle, Laura Benedict, A.F. Brady, Patti Callahan Henry, Paige Crutcher, Rebecca Drake, Heather Gudenkauf, Joy Jordan-Lake, Alisha Klapheke, Ariel Lawhon, Kerry Lonsdale, Catherine McKenzie, Kate Moretti, Lisa Patton and Kaira Rouda

Mia Jensen’s life is reimagined by each author who has free reign over Mia’s choices.

Will she live or die? Does she find true love or end up alone?

I’m not going to give you a heads up about any of Mia’s lives because you need to read them for yourself. Buy this book and discover 15 truly amazing authors. This collection of authors and stories is J.T. Ellison’s holiday gift to you.

You’ll thank me later for bringing this book to your attention.

Happy Reading!

 Photo of J.T. Ellison and book jacket cover taken from her website,

 J.T. Ellison is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty critically acclaimed novels, including LIE TO ME, NO ONE KNOWS, WHAT LIES BEHIND, and ALL THE PRETTY GIRLS. She is the coauthor of the "A Brit in the FBI" series with #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter. J.T. also cohosts the EMMY® Award-winning television series A Word on Words.

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