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Cathie Pelletier

USA (1953 - )

aka K C McKinnon

Cathie Pelletier was born and raised at the end of the road in northern Maine. She has spent nearly 30 years in the South and 8 years in Canada. The Washington Post has called her "an ambitious, fearless novelist." In 1998, she made international literary news when Doubleday paid her a million-dollar advance for her novel Candles on Bay Street, published in ten languages and recently a film by Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, starring Alicia Silverstone. She is the winner of the New England Book Award for Fiction, among others. She has published seven novels under her own name. As K. C. McKinnon, she has written two novels, Dancing at the Harvest Moon (now in 18 languages and a CBS TV Movie starring Jacqueline Bisset and Valerie Harper) and Candles on Bay Street. Her latest Pelletier novel, Running the Bulls, was released in August, 2005 and recently won the 2006 Paterso Prize for Fiction. Pelletier has adapted her novel A Marriage Made at Woodstock for producer George Stevens Jr. She also adapted her first novel,The Funerals Makers, for director Doug Liman (Swingers; Bourne Identity; Mr. & Mrs. Smith). As an agent she represents several clients, mostly celebrities such as Tanya Tucker. She's had songs recorded by David Byrne, Texas Tornadoes, and others.
 
Anthologies edited
A Country Music Christmas
 

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