How I Got That Book Deal

All I Had To Do Was Try for Three Decades

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In 2023, Unsolicited Press will publish As Far as You Can Go Before You Have to Come Back — the novel for which I wrote the first sentence in 1993: “I was watching myself from beside myself.”

Over the three decades spent pursuing publication, I’ve gone from, “This has to be an Oprah book and a movie or I’ll perish,” to: “I’ll…




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Alle C. Hall

Alle C. Hall

As Far as You Can Go Before You Have to Come Back: A Novel (pubs 3/23); @allechall1

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