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    A personal organizer must somehow convince a reclusive artist to give up her hoarding ways and let go of the stuff she's hung onto for decades.






    June Parker is trying to complete a "things to do" list for a woman who died before she could finish it herself—but can someone who's never given thought to her own dreams really make someone else's come to life?




    Objects of My Affection—now available in paperback!


    A hoarder goes head-to-head with a personal organizer, and both get a lesson in what's worth keeping, and when it's time to let go.

     "A humorous story of self-discovery."
    Woman's World 

    “A moving look at the dangers of holding on to both objects and one’s misconceptions, Smolinski’s third novel will draw readers in through her flawed but sympathetic characters.”

    “A charmingly breezy tone marks this warm appraisal
    of our addiction to stuff.”
    —Kirkus Reviews


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    My Latest Twist on a Bucket List  

    My novel, The Next Thing on My List, came about because I once challenged myself to try something new every day. My latest "bucket list" idea:  I've vowed to visit every one of Los Angeles' 137 neighborhoods this year.

    I'm trying to break out of the rut I so easily get into—and I'm exploring LA because that's close to home.  I'm a big believer that you don't have to leave your life to really live your life.

    I'm blogging my progress at  Please join me!