The wait is over. Camille Pagan’s new novel, THIS WON’T END WELL (LakeUnionPublishing) has been published. Pagan who has written several bestsellers which tap into real people in real circumstances has zeroed in on another group of quirky characters that’ll entertain you from page one until the ending.

Who is she to mind her own business?

No new people: that’s Annie Mercer’s vow. It’s bad enough that her boss sabotaged her chemistry career and her best friend tried to cure her with crystals. But after her fiancé, Jon, asks for space while he’s gallivanting around Paris, Annie decides she needs space, too—from everyone.

Yet when Harper moves in next door, Annie can’t help but train a watchful eye on the glamorous but fragile young woman. And if keeping Harper safe requires teaming up with Mo, a maddeningly optimistic amateur detective, who is she to mind her own business?

Soon Annie has let not one but two new people into her life. Then Jon reappears – and he wants her to join him in France. She’s pretty sure letting anyone get close won’t end well. So she must decide: Is another shot at happiness worth the risk?



I’ve been telling stories as long as I’ve been able to hold a pen, but I didn’t write a novel until about ten years ago. A dear friend was battling terminal cancer and I’d just had my first child; I guess you could say life’s big questions were on my mind. I began writing at night after my daughter went to bed, and after many tough but exhilarating months, completed the draft that would become my debut, The Art of ForgettingThe experience changed me—even before I typed “The End,” I knew I wanted to do it again (and again and again).

Still, it took me several years to write another novel that made it to print. A cross-country move, the birth of my son, and a heavy dose of second book self-doubt had me ready to throw in the towel. Then I sat down and began working on a story just for myself, which put the joy back in my writing. Less than a year after handing that book, Life and Other Near-Death Experiences, to my agent, it became the #1 all-category Kindle bestseller and remained there for more than three of the first four weeks after its publication. Life was optioned for film by Jessica Chastain’s Freckle Films.

My next novel, Forever is the Worst Long Time, was an RT Reviews Top Pick and an Amazon, InStyle, and Real Simple best book of the month. Booklist called my fourth book, Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties, “fun and engaging,” while Bookreporter said it was “filled with life’s wisdoms.” In 2019, my fifth novel,  I’m Fine and Neither Are You, was an Amazon Charts and Washington Post bestseller. My sixth novel, This Won’t End Well, will be published on February 25, 2020.

It took a few books for me to realize my fiction focuses on love, loss, and making the most of this wonderfully messy life. I write to figure out how I feel about the world—and to connect with others thinking about the same things. Nothing makes me happier than hearing from a reader who says, “Your novel helped me through a tough time,” or “That’s exactly how I felt.”

I tell true stories, too; I’m also a journalist specializing in health. (You might have seen my articles in The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, ParadeTime, or WebMD.) I’ve been on staff at several publications and websites, and most recently served as the health editor at Real Simple magazine.

When I’m not at my computer, you’ll find me with my nose in a book, running after my two kids and our nutty dog, or planning my next trip (most likely to Puerto Rico, where my husband was born and raised). After nearly a decade in Brooklyn and a stint in Chicago, my family and I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Drop me a line or connect with me on Facebook or Instagram; I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks to Kathleen Carter Communications we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us if you’re the type that minds her own business or kind of has an interest in everyone else’s? No judgement! We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please

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31 thoughts on “THIS WON’T END WELL by Camille Poe Pagan – SPOTLIGHT & GIVEAWAY

  1. I have to admit…. of course I’m interested in other people’s business….but I don’t share it with anyone except maybe my hubby!

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  2. I mostly mind my own business and I couldn’t care less about what others think, but there have been some incidences where I can be “curious” ha ha

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  3. I mind my own business…but I do admit if someone else is involving me in theirs I won’t stand by and stay quiet. And if others are not minding their own and getting into mine and I’m being treated unfairly I will say something. For the most part, I keep to myself.

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  4. I’m kind of in the middle. I mind my own business when it comes to strangers and people I don’t know well but when it comes to my family, I do tend to want to know what’s what.

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  5. I’m kind of in the middle. When it comes to strangers or people I don’t know well, I mind my own business but when it comes to family, I do want to know what’s what.

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  6. I prefer to mind my own business. I am a private person and treat others how I would want them to treat me. Besides, I’m a big reader so get all of my juicy gossip and crazy stories through my books!

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  7. Mind my own business & usually keep most of my personal business to myself. Never repeat people’s secrets that they entrust me with. Gossipers don’t tend to spend much time around me because they get frustrated with my vagueness. lol Would certainly get involved if I witnessed abuse to someone who is unable to defend themselves.


  8. I defiantly mind my own business. I don’t like when people get into my business so I stay out of everyone else’s. Thanks for the chance! I read her previous book and it was great!


  9. I don’t involve myself in other’s business. However I’m open to hearing what is going on if it’s interesting.


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