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Clayton Clifford Bye

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Clayton Bye is the author of 9 books and the traditional publisher of 5. He also works as an editor, offers writing services and acts as a small business consultant.

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"Clayton Bye is one of the most prolific and talented writers I know. He is an eloquent poet, insightful critic, imaginative novelist, and a self-help expert. The sheer volume of his work makes me dizzy, and he seems comfortable in all genres. From his compelling collection of short stories and essays to fiction winners like "The Sorcerer's Key" and inspirational works like "How To Get What You Want From Life" and "Getting Clear," he seems to find more hours in a day than most writers find in a week. He makes you think, touches your heart, and fights the good fight w...more


The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway

The Gone Away World
Nick Harkaway
Alfred A Knopp, 2008
Hard Cover
498 pages
Speculative Fiction

Gonzo William Lubitch and his unnamed best friend and alter ego are important members of the Haulage & HazMat Emergency Civil Freebooting Company of Exmoor County (Corporate HQ the Nameless Bar, Sally J. Culpepper, presiding). When a giant fire at the Jorgmund pipe threatens to destroy what little is... Read more of this blog post »
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What I found In The Dark
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Haiku (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 04, 2009 10:00AM
Description: Air Stones, Beauty Drifting Downward and Silver Drops
The Speed of Dark (Horror)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 03, 2009 05:30PM
Description: Horror short story, published July 21, 2009
The Town of Me (Poetry)
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Description: Self-portrait during a bad time of my life.

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Title: The Kidney Sellers: A Journey of Discovery in Iran
Author: Sigrid Fry-Revere
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Month and day of publication: March 1, 2014
13-digit ISBN: 978-1-61163-512-6
Price: $35.00
Format: Jacketed Hardback
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"I have self published 9 of my own books and traditionally published three other books, all award winning anthologies. My email is ccbye@shaw.ca. Visit...more "
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Take Back Tomorrow by Richard Levesque
Take Back Tomorrow
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Take Back Tomorrow
Richard Levesque
Format: Kindle Edition
2012
File Size: 3729 KB
Print Length: 318 pages
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Eddie Royce is a wannabe science fiction writer who, by stealing the storyline of such greats as Shakespeare, is on the br...more
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Johnny Cash: The Life
Robert Hilburn
Little, Brown and Company, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-316-19475-4
Hardcover, 680 pages
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From touring with Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis and June carter to his final days and perhaps the best song he ever recorded, Johnny Cash...more
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Dysfictional
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After a few misfires, the stories in Mandy White's 2012 offering, Dysfictional, are interesting, unique and well edited. I especially enjoyed The Art of Bathing, Zombie Cuisine and her novella, The Immigrant.

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Clayton Bye Robert wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request, Clayton."

You are most welcome, sir.


message 12: by Robert

Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, Clayton.


message 11: by Jesse

Jesse Hanson Namaste Clayton, Thanks for including me. Wishing you the best, jesse


Nurture Your BOOKS™  - Bobbie Crawford Hello Clayton,

Thanks so much for friending Pinnacle: Author & Book Promotion on Goodreads!


Clayton Bye Terry wrote: "Thanks for adding this romantic suspense author as your Goodreads friend."

You're most welcome. I've been seeing your name a lot over at AR.


Clayton Bye Bobbie wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Clayton! :) It's very nice to *meet* you!

-Bobbie Crawford-McCoy"


The same here. Our reading interests are different but we have much in common.


Bobbie  Crawford Thanks for the friend request, Clayton! :) It's very nice to *meet* you!

-Bobbie Crawford-McCoy


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Terry Odell Thanks for adding this romantic suspense author as your Goodreads friend.


Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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Clayton Bye Ida wrote: "Nice meeting you here on goodreads,Clayton!
Honoured to have you join my circle of friends.

Sincerely,
Ida Plassay"


My pleasure. And as an aside, Ottawa is one of my favourite cities!


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Ida Plassay Nice meeting you here on goodreads,Clayton!
Honoured to have you join my circle of friends.

Sincerely,
Ida Plassay


Clayton Bye Rowena wrote: "Hello, Clayton,

Welcome to GoodReads. Thank you for finding me here (I expect through one of the groups we have in common.) If you write fantasy, consider joining iwofa if you haven't already.

We..."


Hi Rowena,

I do belong to IWOFA, but I only emerge from the shadows when I have something pertinent to say or someone manages to irk me.


Rowena Hello, Clayton,

Welcome to GoodReads. Thank you for finding me here (I expect through one of the groups we have in common.) If you write fantasy, consider joining iwofa if you haven't already.

We do great promo for writers of fantastic fiction.

Best wishes,
Rowena Cherry


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