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Werner A. Lind

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in Minneapolis, MN, The United States



Christian faith; C. S. Lewis; Manly Wade Wellman

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February 2008

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Werner A. Lind was raised in eastern Iowa. A graduate of Clinton (Iowa) Community College and of Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas, he also holds master's degrees from Eastern Mennonite Univ. in Harrisonburg, Virginia and from Indiana State Univ. Formerly a college teacher and public librarian, he and his wife Barb now live in Bluefield, Virginia, where he has been a librarian at Bluefield College since 1992. They have three daughters. His short fiction, book reviews, and scholarly articles have been published in various periodicals, and he has twice won prizes for his work in fiction. Lifeblood is his first novel.

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Werner A. Lind I don't have enough time to write to ever have to worry about writer's block!
Werner A. Lind Yes, Yomi, I'm currently working on another stand-alone novel. However, it's less than half done, and I've been working on it for almost nine years.…moreYes, Yomi, I'm currently working on another stand-alone novel. However, it's less than half done, and I've been working on it for almost nine years. :-( I'm not a full-time writer; I work full-time at a day job, and between that and my family and other responsibilities, I get very little time to write. Then too, I recently started a project of organizing my Goodreads reviews to date (edited for the different context) as a reader's guide; I'm intending for it to be published posthumously as a book, and to include all of the reviews I'll write in the rest of my life. Getting the backlog of already-written reviews edited and saved in the electronic text is the part that takes considerable time, and that's the main thing I'm working on now, as I get opportunity.(less)
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“Foul, misbegotten mound of walking donkey dung!”
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“Yea, v-verily, she answered, understanding his thought though not his idiom and speaking without - she hoped - noticeable hesitation. "Methought I saw a serpent moving in the grass yonder, but now I see 'twas but the stirring of the breeze." She slid her hands under the paper bag in her lap to hide their trembling.
Ana Vasilifata”
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“I think your hair could blow every which ways in a high wind and still look pretty," he answered, then dropped his gaze and cleared his throat. "Uh, well, are you ready to go?" he added in a brisker tone."

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message 58: by Werner

Werner Charlotte, I always enjoy reading your reviews. Happy reading to you, too!

Charlotte Liebel Hello Werner! Good thing I made pages of notes on my Stephen King book. Someone borrowed it! Really must review his book On Writing.
Thank you for liking my latest review of Bigfoot Island by Eve Paludan. I enjoyed reading it.

Happy reading,

message 56: by Werner

Werner Best to you too, Charlotte! I'll look forward to your review of the King book.

Charlotte Liebel Hello Werner! Read Stephen King's book ON WRITING and thought it a classic classroom, of sorts. Enjoyed 'spending time with him.' Must do the review of it... am behind on a couple of books I've read. So glad you liked my review of L.A. Late @ Night: 5-Noir & Mystery Tales...

Best to you,

message 54: by Werner

Werner You're welcome, Alice! Reading (and writing) reviews is one of my favorite things to do on Goodreads, so I always like an intelligent and well-written review. And I was honored by your invitation!

message 53: by Alice

Alice Poon Hi Werner,

Thanks for accepting my friend request! I would also like to thank you for the likes of my book reviews.

message 52: by Werner

Werner Happy reading, Charlotte! I'll look forward to your review of the King book.

Charlotte Liebel Glad you liked my last two book reviews, Werner: Know When To Run and Bootcamp for Novelists BEYOND THE FIRST DRAFT: Writing Techniques of the Pros.

Now, reading ON WRITING by Stephen King! Taking notes as usual! However, I am studying ~ then back to Writing Techniques of the Pros.

message 50: by Werner

Werner You're welcome, Charlotte! Yes, I think reading widely is one of the best things you can do to grow as a writer (besides all of its other benefits!).

Charlotte Liebel Thank you SO much for the LIKE of my latest REVIEW ~ Mark Matthews: THE PROTECTOR: Book One of The Outerworld Key.

Am in awe of authors, like you, who read many books as a child. Now I can understand what I missed and how reading improves 'storytelling'... and I am filling the gap.

message 48: by Werner

Werner You're welcome, Charlotte; keep up the good work!

I'm not nearly as widely read as I'd like to be! A lot of the variety on my "read" shelf comes from my childhood, when I'd read just about any book that came to hand. (And I'd have listed a lot more of them if I could remember the author/title information; back then, I regrettably didn't pay as much attention to that kind of thing as I now wish I had. :-( )

Charlotte Liebel Werner... amazed at the variety of books you have read.

Thank you for 'Like' of my recent review.



message 46: by Werner

Werner Thanks, Charlotte. Happy New Year to you too, and best wishes with that novel!

Charlotte Liebel Werner, hello. Glad you liked my review of 'Paris in Love' by Eloisa James. It appears that I was the only reviewer of her book at Amazon.

It's time I begin to devote some time to writing that novel and 2014 looks promising so am starting to make plans.

Best wishes to you in your work and Happy New Year. You're quite the reader. Your reviews are thorough... wow.

message 44: by Werner

Werner LeAnn, you're sweet!

message 43: by LeAnn

LeAnn Werner,

I've decided that I should just follow along and read the reviews that you like. ;-)

message 42: by Werner

Werner Happy reading and writing to you, too, Charlotte!

Charlotte Liebel Pleased to find you've liked my recent review, Werner. Catching-up on book reviews. Writers seem to create stories faster than I can read them. My muse is, hopefully, picking-up story writing along the way.

Happy Reading + Writing!

message 40: by Werner

Werner You're welcome, Charlotte! (I'll look forward to that review.)

Charlotte Liebel Werner wrote: "Best wishes for success with your book, Charlotte! I have a couple of master's degrees myself, so I can see how useful a book like this could be to people who are considering or starting such a pr..."

Thank you for wishing the success of my book, Werner. I hope to encourage people in the worthy pursuit of attending college.

Hope you enjoy the Fraser book. One day I'll have to reread and review it.

message 38: by Werner

Werner Best wishes for success with your book, Charlotte! I have a couple of master's degrees myself, so I can see how useful a book like this could be to people who are considering or starting such a program.

The library where I work has that particular Fraser book, if I'm not mistaken, along with several others by her. Thanks for the tip!

message 37: by Charlotte (last edited Sep 07, 2013 08:53PM)

Charlotte Liebel Werner... Appreciate your stopping by and that you like my book review for Journey To The M.A. Degree. Hope to do a better job of promoting to appropriate audience.

Not sure if I mentioned how much I enjoyed MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS by [Lady] Antonia Fraser. Some years ago, my daughter found it in Canada and gave me a perfect gift of it. You might enjoy.

Happy reading + writing,


message 36: by Werner

Werner I'll have to check that one out, Charlotte! Thanks for the tip.

Charlotte Liebel Happy you liked my review of FINDING JESSIE by Eve Paludan, Werner. It's amazing the variety of genres she has added.

Eve writes about a trained vampire hunter in her latest ebook, AFTERGLOW (Brotherhood of the Blade) that might interest you. Link: http://tinyurl.com/jwd7un4

message 34: by Werner

Werner Dolors, thanks for your interest! (I haven't had a chance to look over your shelves much yet, but I've checked out a few of your excellent reviews.) Yes, I do read speculative fiction more than the "mundane" or descriptive variety; and I see that a number of my friends have given The Name of the Wind five star ratings. My to-read shelf is already pretty full (over 300 books!), but I'll add this one to it, on your recommendation. Thanks!

message 33: by Dolors

Dolors Hi Werner!
I've been taking a look at your bookshelves (wow, impressive!) and I haven't been able to locate "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss, and that strikes me as weird seeing you have read a lot of sci-fi & fantasy books!
In any case, I think you might enjoy it!
See you around!

message 32: by Werner

Werner You're welcome, Tish, and thanks for inviting me! If you're a fellow follower of Jesus, we'd love to have you join us in the Christian Goodreaders group.

message 31: by Tish

Tish Thanks for accepting my 'friendvite', Werner. I was looking at some of your groups, especially the Christian Goodreaders, as I would like to find more good Christian fiction, particularly fantasy and historical fiction.

message 30: by Werner

Werner You're welcome, Charlotte! A happy new year to you too.

Charlotte Liebel Hello Werner...So glad you liked my review of EUROPEAN TRAIN TRAVEL TIPS by Mona MacDonald Tippins. She is the same Mona who set out alone to break the Guinness World Record in TOMORROW THE TRAIN (c)2010.

Best wishes for a successful 2013!


message 28: by Werner

Werner Best wishes to you too, Charlotte!

Charlotte Liebel Happy that you liked my review of NEW YORK MINUTE:A Romantic Comedy, Werner. Best wishes.

~Charlotte M. Liebel

message 26: by Werner

Werner You're welcome, Charlotte!

message 25: by Charlotte (last edited Nov 13, 2012 03:53PM)

Charlotte Liebel Thank you, Werner...so happy you stopped by to read and like my review of SHADOW OF THE WOLF (The Werewolf Series #2) .

~Charlotte M. Liebel

message 24: by Werner

Werner You're welcome, Charlotte! Kudos on writing an interesting review.

Charlotte Liebel Werner...my appreciation for your LIKE of my recent REVIEW of the book 'LINCOLN'S DIARY' by D.L. Fowler.

~Charlotte M. Liebel

message 22: by Werner

Werner You're welcome, Callista; I try to keep up with my friend's reviews, and I enjoy reading them! Yes, all's well with me, and I hope it is with you and yours, too.

Callista Hi, Werner. Thanks for reading my reviews. I haven't forgotten about you; I just have felt more like reading lately than participating in the group. I hope all is well with you!

message 20: by Werner

Werner You're welcome, Charlotte! Keep up the good work. :-)

Charlotte Liebel Thank you, Werner. Such a pleasure to see you Like my Review of TAKING BACK TARA (Ranch Lovers Romance) by Eve Paludan, a Goodreads author. She was so appreciative...commenting that I 'got it.' Nothing can sound so sweet.

message 18: by Werner

Werner You're welcome, Charlotte. I enjoy your reviews, when I have a chance to read them!

Charlotte Liebel Thank you for another 'Like' of my book reviews, Werner. Especially, HADDIE’S IN OUR CLOSET by J.H. Soeder. Am not a fast reader and do like to give details of authors' thoughts and memorable moments.


message 16: by Werner (last edited Jan 05, 2012 03:37PM)

Werner You're welcome, Charlotte! Reading friends' book reviews is one of my favorite things to do on Goodreads; I just regret that I don't have enough time online to follow my updates anywhere near as closely as I'd like to.

Charlotte Liebel Werner... Appreciate your 'Like' of my recent Review: SEPT-ILES and other places (Toboggan Mysteries series).
Story One: North on the Yellowhead by Donna Carrick.


message 14: by Werner

Werner Thanks for the tip, Callista; I've just added The Lightning Thief to my "maybe" shelf. Another of my Goodreads friends was much less taken with this series than you were, and I thought his reviews had some interesting points; but, we'll see! (Of course, my to-read shelf has well over 200 books on it now, so to get through it anytime soon, I'm going to have to find somebody to pay me to read fulltime....)

Callista Werner, I think you would really get a kick out of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books.

message 12: by Werner

Werner Thanks, LeAnn! This particular edition is a trade paperback. The publisher tells me they're working on an e-book version (which I authorized them to do), but I don't know when it will be ready for sale, or whether it will be compatible with Kindle. (Since I only read print books, I'm afraid I'm an ignoramus when it comes to e-books and all their various "platforms;" sorry!)

message 11: by LeAnn

LeAnn Werner,

I saw your post about your book being reissued. Congratulations! Will it come out on the Kindle eventually? I happened to get one for Christmas ....

message 10: by Werner

Werner Warm wishes for a happy and fulfilling new year in 2011, to all my Goodreads friends and fellow Goodreads group members!

Werner You're welcome, Regulo! Thanks for stopping by here, and best of luck with your book.

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