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From Youngblood Hawke, the '60s movie at least, starring James Franciscus, seems an appropriate word for the sea of offerings to the world by writers seeking recognition, much like a fish trying to…Continue

Started Jul 3, 2014

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Don't know about you but I'm tired of seeing even so-called educated, accomplished people misusing the word "loaned" as "lent." After a while it seems to become acceptable, but I suspect because the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by I. J. Parker Dec 25, 2013.

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The middle of a story. In so many stories authors fluff and stuff it with extraneous wording, unimportant to the story, like belles lettres; whole chapters in some cases to add girth to the thing.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Seitz Nov 21, 2013.

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Suppose it's a matter of personal taste and experience, but since I haven't read all crime writers/stories--who really has?--what might be the opinion here of the brains versus brawn crime novel…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Roy Hill Nov 28, 2013.


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Dan L. Coleman and HappyRuby are now friends
Feb 3, 2009
Dan L. Coleman left a comment for HappyRuby
"Any time. Thanks."
Feb 3, 2009
HappyRuby left a comment for Dan L. Coleman
"Sorry I missed your post. I will check it out and thanks,"
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Debbi Mack left a comment for Dan L. Coleman
"Will do. It may take me a while, but I will. :)"
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Dan L. Coleman left a comment for Debbi Mack
"Hope you enjoy it. Please don't hesitate to offer your honest opinion, good or bad. That's why it's out there, for testing the waters."
Feb 2, 2009
Debbi Mack left a comment for Dan L. Coleman
"Hey Dan, Had a chance to take a quick look at FOUL SHOT--the first couple of pages. Intriguing start. Will take a longer look, when I'm not so exhausted. Later, Debbi"
Feb 2, 2009
Dan L. Coleman left a comment for Debbi Mack
"Thanks. Will do."
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"One thing I should add: search for the book using my name "Debbi Mack". If you search on the title, you'll get all sorts of other hits before mine."
Feb 2, 2009
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"Hi Dan, Yes, you can still get it on Amazon for a very reasonable price. Thanks for your interest. I hope you like it. Debbi"
Feb 2, 2009
Dan L. Coleman replied to John McFetridge's discussion F*** You! article about swearing
"I think the F word comes from a 16th ct. legal expression, Fornication Under Carnal Knowledge, used commonly in courts of law, which, of course, carries a negative connotation, hence, a great word to use in anger or derision."
Feb 2, 2009
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Dan L. Coleman left a comment for Debbi Mack
"Hi, Debbi, Is your book available at Amazon? Have a free read of my novel on my page here, if you'd like."
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"That's okay, thanks. Anytime."
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"Somehow I missed your message. Good luck with the book!"
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Newport News, Virginia, living in North Carolina
About Me:
I'm currently retired from sales and marketing work, but am back into business. Education in Political Science. I'm a veteran of the Marine Corps, before and during the Viet Nam era, which has a profound influence on most of what I write, whether mystery or literary. Am the founder of the short-lived International Crime Study Club of the early '80s, established for the purpose of investigating old and cold cases of murder and missing persons. And like my character, Wray Larrick, I just hate it when such a case goes unsolved in real life. Expect to live way past a hundred, unless somebody runs over me or shoots me first, which is a real possibility.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
http://Cancelled one, building a new one.
Books And Authors I Like:
James Lee Burke, Sue Grafton, Jonathan Kellerman, Elmore Leonard, Anne Frank, Robert B. Parker, the Florida mystery novelists Randy Wayne White & Edna Buchanan/others, Pat Conroy, Wm. Styron, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, I.B. Singer, Harrison E. Salisbury, Ernest Hemingway, Ken Follett, Elie Weisel, James Michener, Nelson DeMille, et al.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
60 Minutes(news, documentaries & investigations), some crime & police series, including Shark, Kojak, Andy Griffith, Crime Story, Seinfeld, Tonight Show, the general run, but not overly so--seen'em all a million times, could write the damn things.

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At 8:21am on November 17, 2013, Tammy Hawkins said…

I've only read a couple of his books and it was a long time ago. He just isn't among my favorites

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Finally: FOUL SHOT, a Wray Larrick Mystery

Well, after a million years of considering it, I relented and had a murder mystery novel put up on Amazon in ebook format, but not before having to hire someone to do it because I don't know how. The paperback will have to come later. Typing is tough enough for me, and computers--past making a Word doc and doing email, and maybe a little surfing--are from outer space, while I'm from the Stone Age. So shoot me.

Don't even know how to put up the cover here. And not worried about…


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I discovered a way to get to sleep fast. Count the little Pauline Rowsons jumping over your headboard, until you fall out.

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 8:40am


For authors who give away the most free copies of their works in a given year. And the award goes to...

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