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“Joni Rodgers is a pure storyteller. She writes with a wit, lyricism, humanity and joy that make her books impossible to put down.”

Oscar winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin

REFRESHED EDITIONS

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CRAZY FOR TRYING

25th Anniversary Edition

Barnes & Noble Discover Award Finalist

Amazon/Regional Bestseller

A zaftig DJ in 1970s Montana finds her tribe, rides out a wild love affair, and makes peace with her troubled past.

"Think Jane Eyre with rock and roll."

HOUSTON PRESS

"Terrific... a rollicking ride through emerging feminist sensibilities."

Billings Gazette

 

"At her best, Rodgers' prose is dazzling, risky, and intoxicating. At its heart, Crazy for Trying is an inspired debut."

Pam Houston

Amazon and

Regional

Bestseller

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THE HURRICANE LOVER

A NOVEL

10th Anniversary Edition

#1 Amazon Literary Thriller

"This is a powerful book that deserves to be read both for the yarn it spins and the real life story it uncovers."

Triskele Book Blog

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During the record-smashing hurricane season of 2005, a deadly game of cat and mouse unfolds and a stormy love affair is complicated by polarized politics, high-strung Southern families, a full-on media circus, and the worst disaster management goat screw in US history. 

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Amazon #1

Suspense

Bestseller

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BALD IN THE LAND OF BIG HAIR

A TRUE STORY

20th Anniversary Edition

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

"Memoirs of a cancer survivor with a delicious sense of humor and a well-defined sense of self."

KIRKUS

A young mother finds new purpose and reinvents her life while fighting to survive a lethal form of blood cancer. 

"Thoroughly enjoyable, idiosyncratic, and funny...an uplifting celebration of life."

London Daily Mail

"Funny, heartbreaking, free-spirited."

Library Journal

International

Bestseller

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SUGARLAND

A NOVEL

"Heartbreaking, hilarious... poignantly authentic. This talented author brings pen and ink people to flesh and blood fulfillment."

SOUTHERN LIVING

In the wake of trauma and betrayal, two pregnant sisters spread their wings and discover an unimagined source of strength.

"Alternately wrenching and humorous... This is the stuff of book club discussion."

Publishers Weekly

 

"Rodgers' multilayered Sugarland tells some not-so-sweet tales. Bittersweet...priceless..."

Chicago Tribune

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International

Bestseller

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KILL SMARTIE BREEDLOVE

A NOVEL

"A deliciously quirky whodunit with a noir underside and plenty of literary shade."

Amazon

A paperback writer and a disgraced cop solve the mystery of a dead centerfold with help from real and imaginary pulp fiction icons.

"Characters that resonate, dialogue that crackles with energy, and a plot that surprises."

Goodreads

 

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Amazon

Mystery

Bestseller

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BOXING THE OCTOPUS

THE WORST WAY TO BECOME AN ALMOST FAMOUS AUTHOR & THE BEST ADVICE I GOT WHILE DOING IT

"It's a great life if you don't weaken."

Sir John Buchan

author of The Thirty-Nine Steps

For every aspiring writer looking for encouragement and every established writer looking for a creative kick in the pants. Boxing the Octopus combines personal essays, journal prompts, and words of wisdom, offering an essential guide to the many-tentacled beast that is writing life.

Updated

interactive

edition

BACKLIST / STILL IN THE VAULT

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