I'm from Columbus, Ohio and attended Ohio University. After graduating with a degree in Linguistics, I did various jobs such as waiting tables and cleaning airplanes. I also once worked a polling station just to personally ward off hanging chads! Besides that, I was a voice actor for several campy kung-fu films, dubbing them into English, and a Nicholas Cage look-alike on a Thai television program. Since finishing my Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, I've taught English both in the United States and Thailand. Currently live in northwest Ohio.
“I still love books. Nothing a computer can do can compare to a book. You can't really put a book on the Internet. Three companies have offered to put books by me on the Net, and I said, 'If you can make something that has a nice jacket, nice paper with that nice smell, then we'll talk.' All the computer can give you is a manuscript. People don't want to read manuscripts. They want to read books. Books smell good. They look good. You can press it to your bosom. You can carry it in your pocket.”
The Mystery, Crime, and Thriller Group
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Nov 2015/ Dec 2015 Group Reads - The Alienist by Caleb Carr and The Drop by Dennis Lehane _ _ _ _ _ “It was a dark and stormy night. Lightning flashedNov 2015/ Dec 2015 Group Reads - The Alienist by Caleb Carr and The Drop by Dennis Lehane _ _ _ _ _
“It was a dark and stormy night. Lightning flashed and thunder rolled across the sky. Rain spattered a mysterious, hooded stranger who peered over the hedgerow at the darkened, quiet house.”
Do lines like these quicken your heartbeat and pique your interest? Then Welcome to the Mystery, Crime and Thriller Group! This is the place for you.
Join our intrepid moderators, “DCI” Donna, “Sherlock” Hayes, Nancy “Drew”, and “Cat Burglar” Bill as we read and discuss our favourites, recommend new authors and explore the Genre.
This is the meeting place for readers to discuss their favourites and recommend new authors, and the place for budding and established mystery, crime and thriller writers to introduce us to their efforts. You can travel into the past to discover great characters like Sherlock Holmes, Inspector Maigret and others; journey around the world to other countries and meet Aussie Phryne Fisher, Norwegian Harry Hole and so many others; just relax on your couch and experience the wonders of Hercule Poirot, Lord Peter Wimsey, etc; or hard-boiled, tired gumshoes like Travis McGee and Kinsey Milhone. Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the wonderfully varied world that is Mystery, Crime and Thrillers.
Join us and have a great time!
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This is the official group for authors to give Goodreads feedback about the site, including the Goodreads Author Program, Ask the Author, the newslettThis is the official group for authors to give Goodreads feedback about the site, including the Goodreads Author Program, Ask the Author, the newsletter, giveaways, and more. While the focus of the group is on authors, others may post as well, but please stay on topic....more