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Kevin Egan

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Kevin Egan graduated with a B.A. in English from Cornell University, where he studied creative writing under Dan McCall (Jack the Bear) and Robert Morgan (Gap Creek). He is the author of six novels, with his seventh, The Missing Piece, to be published by Forge in April, 2015. His previous novel, Midnight, was named a Best Book of 2013 by Kirkus Reviews.

His first novel, The Perseus Breed, combined a science fiction story-line with strong mystery genre elements. In the book, Borley Share’s obsessive quest to understand the sudden disappearance of his first serious girlfriend uncovers the existence of an alien race using the Earth as a nursery to raise its young.

Writing as Conor Daly, he published a three-book mystery series featuring Kiera
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In doing a major house-cleaning (attic and basement) I uncovered several books that I had discovered (thanks to Stuart Hopen) during the latter part of law school. These are books that didn't necessarily teach me how to be a writer, but made me want to become a writer. So now I plan to read them all again, many years later. I started with Ninety-Two in the Shade by Thomas McGuane. Several other... Read more of this blog post »
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Midnight
3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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The Perseus Breed
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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The Missing Piece
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — expected publication 2015 — 2 editions
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Ernest Hemingway
“It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing.”
Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

Clark Blaise
“Art, she said, is more nuanced than life. If a teacher is lecturing and looking out of smudged windows, smeared with obscenities (sure enough, ours were) it doesn't mean anything, in life, except that the cleaning crews are lazy. But in a story, if a professor is lecturing and the windows are smudged, we are obliged to think that his words are similarly untrandescent, right? ...
One of the great problems with artists, she said, is that they don't keep nuance and nature distinct. Import raw nature into a story or a poem and you've only ruined a story. Import nuance into life and you'll go mad. There'll suddenly be too much significance everywhere, a message in everything.”
Clark Blaise

W.B. Yeats
“The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.”
W.B. Yeats

Jim Harrison
“As an English major I was familiar with the stories of dozens of writers trying to get their work done among the multifarious diversions of the world and the hurdles of their own vices. A professor had said that what saved writers is that they, like politicians, had the illusion of destiny that allowed them to overcome obstacles no matter how nominal their work.”
Jim Harrison, The English Major




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