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A.J. Somerset has been, at one time or another, a soldier, a technical writer, a programmer, and a freelance photographer. He has written extensively for outdoor magazines in Canada and the United States, and his articles have been translated into French and Japanese.

Combat Camera, his first novel, received the 2009-2010 Metcalf-Rooke Award.

His second book, Arms: the Culture and Credo of the Gun is scheduled for publication in spring, 2015.


All has been quiet around here. Life goes on. Kids go off to school and come home and demand homework help and meals and dishes must be done. The day job makes its demands. And on top of that I spend last fall, the winter, and this spring writing a second book.

That book is still in the editing cycle. I was surprised, then, to find that it has an ISBN and cover art and that it exists in the univ... Read more of this blog post »
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Combat Camera
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A horse, long of face, its hooves clattering on the cobbles that overlie the bones of settlers long dead, of child victims of diptheria and German measles, its long face hanging from the arch of its long neck, walks into a bar.

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Ernest Hemingway
“The first draft of anything is shit.”
Ernest Hemingway

John Steinbeck
“Literature was not promulgated by a pale and emasculated critical priesthood singing their litanies in empty churches - nor is it a game for the cloistered elect, the tinhorn mendicants of low calorie despair.

Literature is as old as speech. It grew out of human need for it, and it has not changed except to become more needed.

The skalds, the bards, the writers are not separate and exclusive. From the beginning, their functions, their duties, their responsibilities have been decreed by our species.

--speech at the Nobel Banquet at the City Hall in Stockholm, December 10, 1962”
John Steinbeck




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