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Kimberly McCreight is the author of the New York Times Bestselling RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA. "Like Gone Girl it should be hailed as one of the best books of the year," Entertainment Weekly. (Grade A).

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 Kimberly McCreight Biography

"Reconstructing Amelia is a clever, scary mean-girls tale," USA Today. "A mystery with enough red herring to stock Lake Michigan." The New York Times.

For years, I was in denial.

No, I was not a writer, I told myself. I could not, would not be a writer. In college, I actually avoided anything having to do with writing lest I be tempted to entertain the possibility.

As the survivor of a tumultuous childhood, security was critical to me. I knew that no part of writing—not the doing of it, not the selling of it, much less the succeeding at it—was certain. So, I vowed, I would forgo that particular road less traveled, for a well-paved highway. I was going to law school.

Law school was really pretty interesting, too—the long talks about the injustice of stop and frisk procedures, the debates about flaws in FDA drug approval. And then there's that crystal clear trajectory off it (back, at least, in those boom economic years): study hard + good grades = great job.

Simple, straightforward, safe.

And after three years of my nose to the grindstone (with numerous abandoned novels tucked safely in my drawer), I was awarded my prizes upon graduation: a eighty-hour-a-week job with an excellent corporate firm and $150,000 in law school debt. Oh yes, and the sinking realization that I'd have to be a lawyer now, for real. And for the rest of my life.

Three months in, I quit my first job as a lawyer when I had to go into work a couple hours after completing the New York Marathon. But I still had all those law school loans, oh yeah, and that blind terror of uncertainty, so I joined another firm. It was a vast improvement. Except, of course, for the whole having-to-be-a-lawyer part.

Two months into the new firm, I was coming to accept that I could no longer outrun myself. I was not a lawyer. Not deep down. No matter how much I wanted to be. No, I was destined for a much bumpier road, like it or not. Luckily, I was still only twenty-eight years old. It wasn't too late to be brave.

So while working those eighty-hour-weeks, I started waking at 4:00 a.m. to write short stories that weren't very good. I did that for two years, taking online writing classes, asking friends for feedback, tentatively telling people I wanted to be a writer. Trying it all on for size. Praying for a sign.

That sign came when my then-fiancé was offered a one-year transfer to London. I was lucky enough to be able to take a leave of absence, defer payments of my loans for the year and pack my bags. If I can write and sell a book within the year, I told myself, then that will be that. And if I can't then that will be that too: I'll put my writing dreams to bed, for good.

I kept at least part of my own bargain. I took writing classes and went to readings and loved living in London. I finished my first book in six months. Two months and fifty query letters later, I had an agent. And I thought to myself, what was I so scared of anyway? This isn't going to be that hard after all.

That was in June. Of the year 2001.

Reconstructing Amelia, my fifth novel written, was sold with the help of my fabulous third agent, just this past February. Eleven years later. Luckily, the part of my own bargain that I never could seem to keep—even when I seemed crazy, even to myself—was the part about giving up.

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Kimberly McCreight

Kimberly McCreight is the author of the New York Times Bestselling RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA. "Like Gone Girl it should be hailed as one of the best books of the year," Entertainment Weekly. (Grade A).

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Kimberly McCreight Biography

"Reconstructing Amelia is a clever, scary mean-girls tale," USA Today. "A mystery with enough red herring to stock Lake Michigan." The New York Times.

For years, I was in denial.

No, I was not a writer, I told myself. I could not, would not be a writer. In college, I actually avoided anything having to do with writing lest I be tempted to entertain the possibility.

As the survivor of a tumultuous childhood, security was critical to me. I knew that no part of writing—not the doing of it, not the selling of it, much less the succeeding at it—was certain. So, I vowed, I would forgo that particular road less traveled, for a well-paved highway. I was going to law school.

Law school was really pretty interesting, too—the long talks about the injustice of stop and frisk procedures, the debates about flaws in FDA drug approval. And then there's that crystal clear trajectory off it (back, at least, in those boom economic years): study hard + good grades = great job.

Simple, straightforward, safe.

And after three years of my nose to the grindstone (with numerous abandoned novels tucked safely in my drawer), I was awarded my prizes upon graduation: a eighty-hour-a-week job with an excellent corporate firm and $150,000 in law school debt. Oh yes, and the sinking realization that I'd have to be a lawyer now, for real. And for the rest of my life.

Three months in, I quit my first job as a lawyer when I had to go into work a couple hours after completing the New York Marathon. But I still had all those law school loans, oh yeah, and that blind terror of uncertainty, so I joined another firm. It was a vast improvement. Except, of course, for the whole having-to-be-a-lawyer part.

Two months into the new firm, I was coming to accept that I could no longer outrun myself. I was not a lawyer. Not deep down. No matter how much I wanted to be. No, I was destined for a much bumpier road, like it or not. Luckily, I was still only twenty-eight years old. It wasn't too late to be brave.

So while working those eighty-hour-weeks, I started waking at 4:00 a.m. to write short stories that weren't very good. I did that for two years, taking online writing classes, asking friends for feedback, tentatively telling people I wanted to be a writer. Trying it all on for size. Praying for a sign.

That sign came when my then-fiancé was offered a one-year transfer to London. I was lucky enough to be able to take a leave of absence, defer payments of my loans for the year and pack my bags. If I can write and sell a book within the year, I told myself, then that will be that. And if I can't then that will be that too: I'll put my writing dreams to bed, for good.

I kept at least part of my own bargain. I took writing classes and went to readings and loved living in London. I finished my first book in six months. Two months and fifty query letters later, I had an agent. And I thought to myself, what was I so scared of anyway? This isn't going to be that hard after all.

That was in June. Of the year 2001.

Reconstructing Amelia, my fifth novel written, was sold with the help of my fabulous third agent, just this past February. Eleven years later. Luckily, the part of my own bargain that I never could seem to keep—even when I seemed crazy, even to myself—was the part about giving up.

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  • How to book Kimberly McCreight?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kimberly McCreight for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kimberly McCreight, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kimberly McCreight or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kimberly McCreight?

    Booking fees for Kimberly McCreight, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kimberly McCreight, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kimberly McCreight?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kimberly McCreight for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kimberly McCreight for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kimberly McCreight or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kimberly McCreight or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kimberly McCreight is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kimberly McCreight for your event is available upon request. Kimberly McCreight generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Cassandra Clare, Michael McDonald / actor, Kelly Oxford, Veronica Roth and Steven Fischer. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kimberly McCreight for an upcoming event.

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