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Tara
post Dec 13 2007, 08:55 PM
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Hi everyone

Some of you will already know that I have written a novel called 'The Mmm Girl', about the life of Marilyn Monroe - as she might have told it herself. Well, it has now been published by UKA Press and is just starting to appear in online bookstores.

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‘Nothing lasts forever…we all have a short time, to shine or just survive.’

Who was Marilyn Monroe? She began as Norma Jeane, the Los Angeles waif who dreamed of being a movie star. The camera worshipped her, and she became America’s greatest sex symbol.

For thirty-six years, she dazzled the world with her fragile, but radiant beauty. In private, she yearned for fulfilment. Her myth shone so brightly that it threatened to destroy her. Then, one night in 1962, she left us in mystery.

'The Mmm Girl' follows the journey of a self-made goddess, from the orphanage to the silver screen. By standing in her shoes, Tara Hanks uncovers the reality of Marilyn’s life – as she might have told it herself.


To read an extract, click here

For details of how to buy in the UK, US and Japan, click here

I will add more bookstores as soon as the book is available elsewhere.

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post Dec 13 2007, 09:10 PM
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oo that is excellant Tara!
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post Dec 13 2007, 09:24 PM
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very cool, i definately want a copy!
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post Dec 13 2007, 09:28 PM
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Congratulations Tara! That is wonderful - you must be really proud and happy. I would love to get a copy right away and read it, but I've decided not to do that just yet because I'm writing what I'm hoping will become a MM novel too. I will get it and read it someday though and I just can't wait (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile1.gif) I'm so happy for you Tara - it's a wonderful accomplishment!
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post Dec 13 2007, 09:59 PM
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I amd definitly going to try and get a copy!
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post Dec 14 2007, 09:51 AM
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Congratulations Tara! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/clapping.gif)
I'd love to get a copy!
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post Dec 14 2007, 06:06 PM
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Thanks everyone!
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post Dec 14 2007, 06:37 PM
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Oh, how excited you must be!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/banana.gif) I'm definitely getting a copy!!
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post Dec 14 2007, 09:46 PM
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Congrats, Tara! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/marilynbybrandon_190.gif)
You know I am ordering my copy next week like I told you :-) And it will make an excellent prize for our next drawing as well (IMG:style_emoticons/default/clapping.gif)
(IMG:style_emoticons/default/throb.gif) ,
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post Dec 19 2007, 07:38 PM
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Amazon.com have now added a 'search inside' facility, you can read Chapter 1 in full - click here (IMG:style_emoticons/default/thumbup1.gif)
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post Dec 20 2007, 12:57 PM
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Congratulations Tara! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/jumpymm.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/throb.gif)

I want a copy for sure, can't wait to have it! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/marilynbybrandon_190.gif)

EDIT: Couldn't help myself, just ordered it lol (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

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post Dec 20 2007, 04:04 PM
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Thanks Tiina!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hug.gif)
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post Dec 20 2007, 04:25 PM
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I received my own copy Tara
Thanks and congratulations
I'll begin read it tonight
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post Dec 20 2007, 08:23 PM
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QUOTE(Tiina @ Dec 20 2007, 01:57 PM) *
Congratulations Tara! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/jumpymm.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/throb.gif)

I want a copy for sure, can't wait to have it! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/marilynbybrandon_190.gif)

EDIT: Couldn't help myself, just ordered it lol (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)


Tiina, now you made me want it even more when you already ordered it! : D I just can't wait to get it, it seems so interesting! Maybe after Christmas, then.
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post Dec 20 2007, 09:07 PM
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QUOTE(Katri^ @ Dec 20 2007, 07:23 PM) *
Tiina, now you made me want it even more when you already ordered it! : D I just can't wait to get it, it seems so interesting! Maybe after Christmas, then.


Katri (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

Tara (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cheers.gif)
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post Dec 21 2007, 01:40 PM
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Let me congratulate you that your book has been published, I really want to read it, I hope to order ASAP!
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post Dec 21 2007, 09:43 PM
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'The Mmm Girl' has a trailer...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR8NV7hSb28
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post Dec 21 2007, 11:27 PM
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Completely missed this thread! Rather excellent trailer on You Tube there Tara. As you know, I'll definitely be ordering mine after Christmas.

What a great achievement. Be proud! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blush-anim-cl.gif)
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post Jan 2 2008, 01:29 PM
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Some of you will have received copies of The Mmm Girl by now, and I can't wait to hear your responses. I've had quite a few requests for signed copies. I don't have a huge stock myself, but here's a solution - if you're interested, please PM me with your address, and I'll be glad to post you a free signed book label.
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post Jan 2 2008, 03:50 PM
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Loved to excerpt I read!! Sounds real interesting, think I shall have to spend some more money and lift my down winter spirit!!
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