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The New York Times reports that Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz is a former Dungeons & Dragons player. So too was Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire. Many more. The league of ex-gamer writers also includes the “weird fiction” author China Miéville (“The City & the City”); Brent Hartinger (author of “Geography…

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I am often asked where I get the inspiration and ideas for my stories, especially considering that I’m fortunate enough to have so many ideas from which to choose. A few years ago I wrote a post explaining my process. Since I continue to be asked this question almost more than any other, I thought…

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Long after I finished writing my first novel, SOMETHING MISSING, I discovered, only after my wife and therapist pointed it out to me, that I had written a book about my battles with post traumatic stress disorder, my hatred toward my evil step-father and my longing for my absent father. I didn’t know any of…

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Apologies to the Denver Public Library for the previous post today. A librarian kindly explained the purpose of the stamp placed upon my orphaned book: The stamp is a quick way to let people know not to return it to the library. Many times public libraries buy several copies of a book when it is…

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Def Leppard, a band that provided much of the soundtrack of my youth, has re-recorded its backlist in an effort to regain financial control of their music. With newly recorded “forgeries” of “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Rock of Ages” now available, the quintet has begun a series of re-recordings of its catalog material and “wrestled…

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Yesterday a reader in Australia who has now read all three of my novels asked which is my favorite. It’s a question that I’ve heard authors asked many times before, and I’ve heard many of them give an answer. I don’t know how they do it. Choosing between the three books that I have published…

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