Tuesday, June 30, 2020

EVERY NOW AND THEN

Morning,

Just three more months until EVERY NOW AND THEN comes to a bookstore near you! (Oct. 6th.)

I'd love to say that time is just flying by, but it took me three years to write this book and another year until it was published and I can't wait for you to read it.

Sometimes readers ask me where my inspiration comes from. For this book, stumbling upon a secret little cemetery in a stand of secret little woods while I was out hiking knocked my socks off. The three almost twelve-year-old girls in the story---Biz, Frankie, and Viv---spend a lot of time on a path that wends its way through "Founder's Woods" during the summer of '60.


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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Some Really Kind Words

I'm thrilled and humbled by these kind words about EVERY NOW AND THEN from authors I admire and respect. Hope you'll love the story, too!


Every Now and Then is a perfect summer sky of a story, in which lots of lovely blue is mixed with a few dark, descending clouds. Lesley Kagen offers a wry, winning story told in the enchanting voice of adolescence and with the pitch perfect vernacular of 1960. Filled with secrets, lies, and all the truth of what is to be human, especially in a small town, Every Now and Then is a story every heart will embrace.”
—William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author of Ordinary Grace and This Tender Land

“With a grace reminiscent of Pat Conroy’s The Prince of Tides, Lesley Kagen paints a tragic and evocative picture of a childhood summer disrupted by tragedy in 1960s Wisconsin. Every Now and Then, a haunting story of three young friends besieged by unthinkable horror, is both a memorable coming of age tale and a suspenseful page-turner. Longtime and new fans of Lesley Kagen will delight!
          Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris

 “Lesley Kagen’s Every Now and Then ticks all the best boxes. Bygone small-town life so well described you can taste it? Check! Three BFF girlfriends scraping knees and taking names and having the summer of their eleven-year-old lives? Check! Compelling escapades featuring the likes of mental institutions, escaped murderers, and witches? Check! This novel is delightful and the perfect summer read.” 
                          Laurie FrankelNew York Times bestselling author of This Is How It Always Is

“Kagen’s trademark blend of childhood curiosity and hidden mysteries shines in this richly imagined coming-of-age adventure. In the sweltering summer heat of 1960, three young friends become entangled in secrets and life-threatening evil that shakes their small Wisconsin town to its core and impacts their lives forever.”
                        Beth HoffmanNew York Times bestselling author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

"Part mystery, part coming of age, EVERY NOW AND THEN brought back wonderful memories of my childhood, when the summers were endless and my best friend and I found ourselves in the middle of numerous bizarre adventures. A rollicking good read!” 
Ellen Marie Wiseman, bestselling author of WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND and THE ORPHAN COLLECTOR   

Lesley Kagen’s Every Now and Then is a poignant, beautifully told story about family, friendship, and foul-play in a small town in Wisconsin in 1960. It centers around Biz, Viv, and Frankie—three eleven-year-old best friends—and the summer adventures that will change their lives forever. With characters that leap off the page, mysteries both innocent and evil, multi-layered humor, and twists you never see coming, this novel is delightful and unputdownable. I can’t recommend enough!
                                                                —Jane Healey, bestselling author of The Beantown Girls


"At turns nostalgic, haunting and edge-of-your-seat suspenseful, Every Now and Then is another triumph from Lesley Kagen.”
                           —Wendy Webb, #1 Amazon Charts bestselling author of Daughters of the Lake

Thursday, January 30, 2020

EVERY NOW AND THEN

So happy to let you know that EVERY NOW AND THEN is available now for preorder! Check with you local indie bookseller or all the usual places online! Thank you!