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AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR D. L. ORTON lives in the Rocky Mountains where she and her husband are raising three boys, a golden retriever, two Siberian cats, and an extremely long-lived Triops.

In her spare time, she's building a time machine so that someone can go back and do the laundry.


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Ms Orton is a graduate of Stanford University's Writers Workshop and a past editor of "Top of the Western Staircase," a literary publication of CU, Boulder. The author has a number of short stories published in onl

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D.L. Orton Time stands still or years pass in a second. You control the ticking of the clock, the turning of the tides, the lives of your characters.

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Time stands still or years pass in a second. You control the ticking of the clock, the turning of the tides, the lives of your characters.

And every once in a while, you connect with a reader, and a tiny bit of their world shifts, and that is a wondrous thing.(less)
D.L. Orton I listen to music that fits the mood I want to capture in my writing.

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I listen to music that fits the mood I want to capture in my writing.

Some of my bests musical pokes come from Coldplay, Green Day, Simon & Garfunkel, Billy Joel, Dan Fogelberg (I miss you!), and occasionally Cat Empire.(less)
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"Dead Time by DL Orton is book three to an entertaining series. Cleverly written by the award-winning writer. I can see why...her talent shines forth on each page. The plot grabs my attention. Leaving alert for what may come next. Fast-paced, edgy,..." Read more of this review »
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"I loved this book. It was very exciting and I enjoyed the continuting saga of all the characters in books 1 and 2. The characters were very real and vital. This virus that contaminated their world is something that could happen to us in the real w..." Read more of this review »
Crossing in Time by D.L. Orton
"Oh, my! What a ride! This was a very fast paced read and even at over 400 pages, I flew through it. I know that this is sci-fi but it seemed so believable and possible. The combination genre of time travel, sci-fi, suspense and romance made this b..." Read more of this review »
Crossing in Time by D.L. Orton
"Can one couple's falling in love and teaming up save the world? Well, we wish that they could, but the un-answered questions bother me to no end. What happened to the sphere? It starts things going at the front and is never seen or resolved. The r..." Read more of this review »
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“Minutes turn into hours, and lifetimes into moments. Universes are created and destroyed with nary a pop. What was saved, no longer ex- ists. What was lost, no longer matters.”
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“Oh, come on. Drama is just life with the dull bits cut out.”
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“It is better to keep one’s mouth shut and be thought a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt.”
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D.L. Orton Hi Beth!
Nice to see you over here, too!
Can you believe all the snow we've been getting!?

message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Deb,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Colorado writer here as well as elsewhere!

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