Order of Peter Straub Books

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Peter Straub is an American author of horror novels and poetry. He has won the Bram Stoker Award, World Fantasy Award, and International Horror Guild Award. Peter is the son of a salesman and a nurse. His parents wanted him to become an athlete, a doctor or a minister; all he wanted to do was learn how to read, and he soon did. But soon after, he was hit by a car in a near-death experience and had to undergo surgeries, take a year off school and spend time as a wheelchair. This only led to him reading more. Years later, he would attend the University of Wisconsin and earn his English degree with honours. A year later, he got his MA at Columbia. (more…)

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Order of Helen Grace Books

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Detective Inspector Helen Grace is the protagonist in a series of crime thriller novels by English novelist M.J. Arlidge. Based in Southampton, Grace is tough and determined to get her job done. She rides a motorcycle and prefers to travel by herself. She has her own demons from childhood, which cause mood swings and depression. Her vice is not alcohol or drugs, but she uses pain in order to help control her moods – pain that is administered by loyal dominator, Jake. (more…)

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Order of M.J. Arlidge Books

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M.J. Arlidge is an English author of crime thriller novels. He writes the DI Helen Grace series. Arlidge spent time travelling – teaching in India and visiting Singapore and Australia. Upon returning to the UK, he studied for an English Literature degree at St. Johns College, Cambridge. Since that time, Arlidge has worked in television for 15 years, focusing on high end drama production. He has produced numerous primetime crime serials for ITV. (more…)

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Order of Richard Greener Books

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Richard Greener is an American author of mystery and suspense novels. He is a former broadcast industry executive, an award-winning essayist, and recipient of the coveted CEBA Award for excellence in business. He began writing novels while on the waiting list for a heart transplant. The devastating complications that followed his heart transplant in 2006 inspired his memoir, Trapped, published in 2011. Greener occasionally blogs for Huffington Post. He lives in the Atlanta area. (more…)

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Order of Samantha Shannon Books

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Samantha Shannon is a British author of paranormal and dystopian fantasy novels. She writes the Bone Season series. Born and raised in West London, Samantha began writing when she was 12 and began her first novel at 15. She studied English Language and Literature at St. Anne’s College, Oxford and graduated with a 2:1. (more…)

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Order of Sophie Jackson Books

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Sophie Jackson is an author of contemporary romance novels. She writes the Pound of Flesh trilogy series. Sophie teaches high school English during the day, and at night writes about bad boys and the women who love them. She has always loved reading and always looked forward to a weekly trip to the local bookshop. At age 5, she had her own library in her room. When she started school, she realized that she loved writing as well. When Sophie got older, she still wanted to write, but nothing had inspired her to get going. And then, Twilight entered her life. She read it and the rest of the series, and then a second time. But that wasn’t enough – to satisfy her need, Sophie spent weeks reading Twilight fanfiction and then decided that she had to write herself. (more…)

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Order of Jack London Books

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Jack London was an American author of adventure novels and stories. He is best known for his novels The Call of the Wild, Sea Wolf and White Fang. At his peak, he was the highest paid and the most popular of all living writers. Because of early financial troubles, he was largely self-educated past grammar school. London used his own life experiences in his writing. He spent time in the Klondike during the Gold Rush and also worked as (or was) an oyster pirate, a seaman, a sealer and a hobo. (more…)

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Order of Anthony Doerr Books

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Anthony Doerr is an American novelist. He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio and attended University School in the area, where he graduated from in 1991. Doerr majored in history at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where he graduated in 1995, and earned an MFA from Bowling Green State University. His novel All the Light We Cannot See won the Pulitzer Prize in 2015. Doerr lives in Boise, Idaho. He is married with twin sons. (more…)

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Order of Kelly Parsons Books

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Kelly Parsons is an American author of medical thriller novels. He is a board-certified urologist with degrees from Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, and Johns Hopkins, and he is on the faculty at the University of California San Diego. He lives with his family in Southern California. (more…)

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Order of Dave Eggers Books

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Dave Eggers is an American author of literary fiction and non-fiction, in addition to also being an editor and a publisher. He is the son of an attorney and a teacher. Both of his parents died relatively young, and thus he ended up having to take care of his eight-year-old brother, interrupting his journalism studies at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. These events were chronicled in his first book, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. He later founded his own publishing house, McSweeney’s. Eggers is married to fellow writer Vendela Vida and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. (more…)

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