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Born on August 2, 1942, Allende is the world’s most widely read Spanish language author. She was born in Lima, Peru where her father (the first cousin of President Allende of Chile) was serving as an Ambassador. She worked as a journalist for many Latin American publications. During an interview, the famous poet pablo Neruda commented that she had too much imagination to be a journalist. Thence began Allende’s literary career.
Allende’s writings are often based on her own experiences and portray very strong women protagonists. In her own words, “Writing is a process, a journey into memory and the soul.”
Some of her famous works include:
Daughter of Fortune
City of the Beasts
The Island beneath the Sea
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Madeline Baker, also known as Amanda Ashley was born in California on August 2, 1963. She started writed because was bored with nothing to do after her kids went to bed. Six years and 31 rejections later her novel, Reckless Heart was published. Since then she as established herself as the queen of historical romances. Some of her books include:
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