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Month: September, 2013

Stolen–Chapter 13

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Quotes (Proust)

Every reader, as he reads, is actually the reader of himself.  The writer’s work is only a kind of optical instrument he provides the reader so he can discern what he might never have seen in himself without this book.  The reader’s recognition in himself of what the book says is the proof of the book’s truth.”

–Marcel Proust

What You Need to Write a Novel

What You Need to Write a Novel

Originally found via Pinterest, on Amanda Patterson‘s lovely site.

Stolen–Chapter 12

You’ve reached the page for Chapter 12 of STOLEN.  Now that STOLEN has been published, this chapter is no longer available on the site.  You can now find the story on AmazonBarnes & Noble, AppleKoboSmashwords, and Sony.

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Quotes (J.R.R. Tolkien)

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wonder are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken;
A light from the shadows shall spring.
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

–J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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San Francisco, CA

Stolen–Chapter 11

You’ve reached the page for Chapter 11 of STOLEN.  Now that STOLEN has been published, this chapter is no longer available on the site.  You can now find the story on AmazonBarnes & Noble, AppleKoboSmashwords, and Sony.

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New Releases!

As we approach the halfway point for Stolen, I’m excited to share two other works that are now available, a novella called Wolf and a full-length novel, Lucy Silver and the Gold Key:

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Wolf

“It was dark. He had pulled the curtain over the window, like usual, to keep out the light of the moon. Still he could feel it pulsing behind the thick layers of fabric, like water backing up at a dam, ready to explode at any second. But he had been careful. He had shut the window, too, so no faint ripple of wind could sweep back the curtains, and allow in the moonlight.

“The precaution wasn’t for himself, of course. It was for Him. Just in case.”

Deep in the woods, the boy lives alone. Alone, that is, except for Him. A prisoner and a servant, the boy measures his life by the cycles of the moon, taking every precaution possible, knowing that one slip could mean the end. But when the boy discovers a secret deep in the woods, he uncovers the key to bringing down the entire, carefully constructed world around him. But will it mean the end for him, too?

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Lucy Silver and the Gold Key Cover

Lucy Silver and the Gold Key

A magical key, a wicked witch, a missing fortune, and a quite troublesome adventure…

There are many dangers in the world, but mysterious keys are perhaps the greatest of all. For keys lead to locks, and locks lead to strange and wondrous things that are often better left alone. But when Lucy Silver finds a small gold key one morning, she takes it without a second thought, being a rather impetuous and fearless girl.

Frederick Holtwood, a good deal more practical, would perhaps have passed the key right on by, or else delivered it to the proper and respectable authorities. He certainly has no interest in befriending the spoiled and daring little girl that his father insists he be friendly to (her father is, after all, his father’s boss). But when a wicked witch begins hunting the children to get hold of the key, the two embark on an adventure that leads them through forests, to a princess and a king of thieves, to magic spells and curses, and ultimately, to secrets they never could have imagined.

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I’ve also been reading some great books lately, and I hope to share some of those with you next week.  Happy reading!

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Stanford University

Stolen–Chapter 10

You’ve reached the page for Chapter 10 of STOLEN.  Now that STOLEN has been published, this chapter is no longer available on the site.  You can now find the story on AmazonBarnes & Noble, AppleKoboSmashwords, and Sony.

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