Bernard Schaffer

more photos (2)




Mike Ph...
390 books | 1,803 friends

Marita ...
978 books | 2,864 friends

Fiona (...
2,642 books | 885 friends

RobinLe...
1,715 books | 4,211 friends

Dianna ...
180 books | 331 friends

Susie S...
20 books | 2,369 friends

Stephanie
467 books | 669 friends

Suren H...
139 books | 1,551 friends

More friends…

Bernard is following 14 people

Bernard Schaffer

Goodreads Author


born
in Abington, PA, The United States
gender
male

website

twitter username

genre

influences

member since
April 2011


About this author

Bernard Schaffer is the father of two children. Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Schaffer's writing career has resulted in a Kindle Top 100 book, multiple international best-sellers, and invitations to lecture on independent writing and publishing. Schaffer is the founder of the Kindle All-Stars, a group that dedicates its profits to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Schaffer is also associated with WorldReaders.Org, a group that provides free books to schools and libraries in Africa, and former participant in Operation Ebook Drop, providing free books to troops deployed overseas, before it was discontinued. A decorated police officer, Schaffer has served as a patrolman, detective and narcotics officer and is ...more


Free this weekend, for every eReading device: Star Trek: Return Fire 2 "Resistance is Hostile"
See details and cover here:
http://bernardjschaffer.blogspot.com/...
 •  flag
0 comments
like  • 
Published on September 09, 2013 08:22 • 86 views
Average rating: 3.73 · 1,402 ratings · 243 reviews · 64 distinct works · Similar authors
Superbia
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 298 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Whitechapel: The Final Stan...
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 273 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Guns of Seneca 6 (Guns of S...
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 166 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Superbia 2
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 2012
Rate this book
Clear rating
Women and Other Monsters
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Way of the Warrior (Superbi...
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Girl From Tenerife
2.96 of 5 stars 2.96 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Superbia 3
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
Resistance Front
by
4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Magnificent Guns of Seneca ...
3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Bernard Schaffer…
Superbia Superbia 2
Superbia (2 books)
by
3.6728232189973613 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 379 ratings

Bad Day at Khor-wa Ignition Sequence Fight the Power
Grendel Unit (3 books)
by
3.892857142857143 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 28 ratings

The Sky Dragons The Bear and Scepter
Tiny Dragons (2 books)
by
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 6 ratings

Return Fire 1 Return Fire 2 Return Fire 3 A Brightly Flickering Flame
Confederation Reborn (4 books)
by
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Codename: Omega (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 28, 2011 07:19PM
Description: "Codename: Omega" is the second story contained in the WOMEN and OTHER MONSTERS short-story collection. I'm publishing the stories for free here on Goodreads as a special thank you to all of my friends here.
The Reluctant Death (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 28, 2011 07:11PM
Description: "The Reluctant Death" is the first story contained in the WOMEN and OTHER MONSTERS short-story collection. I'm publishing the stories for free here on Goodreads as a special thank you to all of my friends here.
Whiskey Sour
Bernard Schaffer is currently reading
by J.A. Konrath (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Bernard's Recent Updates

Bernard Schaffer is currently reading
Whiskey Sour by J.A. Konrath
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bernard Schaffer is now a fan of Goodreads Author J.A. Konrath
137270
"Sometimes my ****** says to me How are you doing with all this? Is it worth spending so much time on? I hear people are all getting their real estate licenses these days. That seems to be the thing. Real estate. I hear they're making money. Why ..." Read more of this blog post »
"Welcome to The Manifesto of Independent Writing and Publishing: On Writing for Ebook Authors. After three years in the publishing business and over thirty-five titles in print, I have much to say about this industry. I've spoken at Comic Con pane..." Read more of this blog post »
Bernard Schaffer added Goodreads to his Facebook Timeline
Goodreads for Timeline
Add your books to Timeline!
learn more
" Karen wrote: "That happy relieved and accomplishment but let down though moment?"

Always. Thank God I always have a few different projects going at the
...more"
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Rate this book
Clear rating
I adore Carlos Ruiz Zafon's writing, and the only reason on earth that I stuck with this book for so long is that his work is simply too good to abandon. And just to give you an idea of what I mean, it took me over three years to finish this book. No ...more
Carlito's Way and After Hours by Edwin Torres
Rate this book
Clear rating
Edwin Torres, along with Joseph Wambaugh and Charles Bukowski, were my main influences in writing Superbia. To this day, I cannot fathom why Torres did not abandon the bench to write full-time. I've always held both this book and After Hours in espec ...more
" Glad you both decided to give that a try. Regarding Freemasonry was terrific fun to research and publish. There truly are some bizarre ideas out there ...more"
More of Bernard's books…
“Listen, Stephen King used to write in the washroom of his trailer after his kids went to sleep. Harlan Ellison wrote in the stall of a bathroom of his barracks during boot camp. Elmore Leonard got up at 5 AM every morning to write before work.
Every time my alarm goes off at 5 AM and I don’t want to get up, or I would rather sit down after work and play a videogame, I think about those guys. Take care of your family. They need you and love you. Make time for them. Then stop screwing around and finish your damn book.”
Bernard Schaffer, Whitechapel: The Final Stand Of Sherlock Holmes

“You cannot stand for civil rights + not support gay marriage. You cannot stand for human rights + not support gay marriage. It's that simple.
Everywhere, the voice of the oppressed must echo + ring out or else it will be crushed by the tyranny of wickedness.”
Bernard Schaffer

“Never think I'm worried about losing sales by speaking out for human rights + gun control. I'd rather be broke than corrupt.”
Bernard Schaffer

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Action/Adventure ...: June Random Read Nominations 20 23 May 16, 2012 05:59PM  
Aussie Readers: Book Chick City's 100+ Books in 2012 Challenge 127 116 Jan 05, 2013 02:14AM  
Sisterhood of the...: Andrea's Lendable Kindle Books 4 32 Feb 25, 2013 08:20PM  
You'll love this ...: A-Team-Booked For Life (REPORTING Only, Fool!) 354 61 Jun 16, 2014 02:19PM  
The Lost Challenges: * R3: RRSH-Items Claimed 550 81 Jun 30, 2014 09:31AM  
The Challenge Fac...: R3: Onederful Ones (1) 173 60 Aug 27, 2014 02:16PM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Completed Tasks: Do Not Delete Posts 2695 464 Aug 31, 2014 08:59PM  
Action/Adventure ...: Free or Cheap A/A Ebooks (Any legal format) 595 288 Jan 16, 2015 10:58AM  
“My book is extremely graphic. I make no apologies for it. But it is graphic only because I told the truth about what the Ripper did to his victims.”
Bernard Schaffer, Whitechapel: The Final Stand Of Sherlock Holmes

“Bill Thompson edited ‘Whitechapel,’ and his first question to me was, “Why in God’s name do you want to bring down Superman?” And my answer was, and remains, by breaking down Holmes as this untouchable machine, it gives him the chance to become the hero we need him to be.”
Bernard Schaffer, Whitechapel: The Final Stand Of Sherlock Holmes

“Listen, Stephen King used to write in the washroom of his trailer after his kids went to sleep. Harlan Ellison wrote in the stall of a bathroom of his barracks during boot camp. Elmore Leonard got up at 5 AM every morning to write before work.
Every time my alarm goes off at 5 AM and I don’t want to get up, or I would rather sit down after work and play a videogame, I think about those guys. Take care of your family. They need you and love you. Make time for them. Then stop screwing around and finish your damn book.”
Bernard Schaffer, Whitechapel: The Final Stand Of Sherlock Holmes

“My mom worked as a hairdresser at the Village Mall in Horsham Township when I was a little kid. There was a movie theater in the mall that showed second-run features, and I have clear memories of being around five years old and walking through the mall by myself to go watch Star Wars. I believe I saw it in that theater twenty-one times. The research definitely began then.

Actually, it began even earlier. Before I was born, my father conspired with my uncle to name me Wyatt, after Wyatt Earp. There was an election held by putting names into a hat, and whatever name was drawn would be the winner. Uncle Billy distracted the people in attendance while my dad rigged the hat so that every name inside read Wyatt. My mom was horrified at the result, but eventually uncovered their ruse.

The research was really just me referring to things I already knew from the life I’ve lived. You either hear the music of the open range and a man with two six-shooters or you don’t. You either look out at the stars and wonder what lies beyond them or…I don’t know what you are…someone who loves Nicholas Sparks books.”
Bernard Schaffer

“You cannot stand for civil rights + not support gay marriage. You cannot stand for human rights + not support gay marriage. It's that simple.
Everywhere, the voice of the oppressed must echo + ring out or else it will be crushed by the tyranny of wickedness.”
Bernard Schaffer

43101 Baker Street Irregulars — 887 members — last activity Feb 26, 2015 12:03PM
Book club devoted to the great consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and his dear friend and colleague Dr. John Watson. We choose, read and discuss a pa ...more



Comments (showing 1-7)    post a comment »
dateUp_arrow    newest »

message 7: by A.J.

A.J. Thanks for the friendship, Bernard! :)

- A.J. Arias


Dianna Hardy Thanks for the friends request (great profile pic) :)


Tee loves Kyle Jacobson Thanks for the friendship!


Natasha Thank you for connecting with me on goodreads, I look forward to sharing some good books and some not so good good books with you -♥-
Sincerely Natasha
Paranormal Goddess [Book Blog]
http://paranormal-goddess.blogspot.com


Harlequin Books Hello Bernard, it is a pleasure to meet you.


message 2: by Jesse

Jesse Hanson Very nice to be included among your friends, Bernard. Your work looks truly interesting and I hope to get to take a closer look one day when I'm not so far behind.
Meanwhile, I also hope you'll consider my spiritual allegory, Song of George: Portrait of an Unlikely Holy Man. It's fiction (and experimental), but is inspired by events from my own life. Best wishes to you. Namaste, jesse


Milton Esitubi Mary Anita And The Second Liberation In Kenya Consider reading this dramatic book full of African passion, social;p life ,culture and politics


back to top