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The Quarry Girls Deleted Scenes

When I first wrote The Quarry Girls, there was no Beth. There were, however, more excerpts from Heather Cash's diary, including sketches. I envisioned Heather as a character who—like me, at her age—loved those gag gift ads at the back of comic books and created slightly twisted versions of them to express things she could not say.

If you've read the book, you know that it's crazy cakes that I almost wrote it without Beth. The diary excerpts and sketches, though? It's good my editor and I decided not to include them. They were too distracting.

In case you'd like to see them, however, I've gathered them here, along with corresponding page numbers (as well as chapter placement, if you're reading on a Kindle) so you know where in the book they would have gone. I hope you enjoy spending a little more time with Heather Cash, a girl I came to love.

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p.s. I recently received fantastic news! The Quarry Girls has been chosen as The Girlfriend Book Club’s February book pick. The Girlfriend is AARP’s free weekly e-newsletter for Gen-X women with nearly 500,000 subscribers. Woot! Thank you, AARP! (Also, how is my generation now in AARP?!? Sigh. The universe giveth, and it taketh away.)

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