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Troy Blackford

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in San Francisco, CA, The United States



Gravity, EM Radiation, Strong Force, Weak Force

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Troy Blackford lives in the Twin Cities. He has nineteen published short stories, and eight longer works available for Kindle and in paperback.

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Published on February 20, 2013 10:28 • 251 views
Average rating: 3.96 · 601 ratings · 194 reviews · 24 distinct works · Similar authors
Critical Incident

3.60 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Strange Way Out

3.73 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Booster & Reeves: The Night...

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Through the Woods

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Robbed of Sleep: Stories to...

3.55 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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First There Wasn't, Then Th...

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Emergent Pattern

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2012
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4.40 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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For Those With Eyes to See

4.48 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Through the Woods Under the Wall
Leviticus (2 books)
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Skin and Other Stories by Roald Dahl
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It took me a number of years from the first time someone recommended Roald Dahl's adult, dark short fiction to me and the time I finally got one of his books and read it, but my word. This was one of the most engaging, unsettling, delightful, and une ...more
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Desperate Networks by Bill  Carter
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An absolutely riveting account of the four major broadcast networks in disarray from the late Nineties through the middle of the first decade of the 21st Century. Bill Carter's smooth writing style takes you into the offices of all the top players, g ...more
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The Little Book of Self-Editing for Writers by Bridget McKenna
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A compact, useful, and often amusing book covering a lot of basic issues of importance to authors looking to fix their own writing. Not as exhaustive as 'Self-Editing for Fiction Writers,' but a good refresher or primer, depending on your experience.
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John Lennon by Philip Norman
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An incredibly thorough and well-researched look at the entire stretch of John Lennon's furiously artistic and much-too-short life. The man's frustrations, interests, facility with language, playfulness, and distressing mood swings are documented in t ...more
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Disappearance at Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay
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I feel a bit cruel giving this three stars. The story has a great opening, and initially seems to be as much of a gripper as Tremblay's last book. But things rapidly get hard to swallow, lose momentum, and a weird combination of the two. The story le ...more
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Save the Cat! Strikes Back by Blake Snyder
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A short and useful book of insider screenwriter tips.
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“without purpose your sharp perceptions and subtle noticings are just an excuse to swim around inside your own head like a goldfish whilst the real world rages on about you. You’re all vision and no purpose, in a world that demands we constantly ready ourselves not to bark, but to bite. ”
Troy Blackford, For Those With Eyes to See

“Listen, we have a rule where I come from: always look forward. Never mind what happened. It’s in the past so let it stay there,”
Troy Blackford, Robbed of Sleep: Stories to Stay Up For

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“As my father always used to tell me, 'You see, son, there's always someone in the world worse off than you.' And I always used to think, 'So?”
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“The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them -- words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they're brought out. But it's more than that, isn't it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you've said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That's the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear.”
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message 24: by Richard

Richard Thanks for accepting the friend request, Troy.

message 23: by Paul

Paul Crehan Hi, Troy,

Thank you for including me amongst your impressively many friends.

I look forward to ambling through your reads.



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Dale Thele Troy, thanks for accepting my friend request. Have yourself a very Happy New Year :)

Jonababez Thanks for the add Troy! ;)

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Jodie Hi troy thanks for friend add :)

message 19: by Saul

Saul Tanpepper Thanks for the friend request, Troy! It's great to meet a fellow writer. Your books look right up my alley. Looking forward to bumping into you here in the GR halls.

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Tamara Rose Blodgett Hey Troy! Thanks for your friendship :D

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Debbie Johansson Hi Troy. Thanks for the friendship on Goodreads. I look forward to discussing books with you. :)

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Blak Rayne Nice to meet you, Troy - all the best! :D

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Simon Thanks for looking me up, Troy.

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Will English Thanks for the friendship request ^_^.

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Jill Thanks for your friendship on Goodreads, Troy.

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Aline Hi Troy,
Thanks for the friend request :)

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Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!

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Charlotte Liebel Thank you for your friendship, Troy. Have to say this is one interesting page! LIKE. Checked a couple of your book reviews and they sound interesting.

Best wishes and success in your writing.

~Charlotte M. Liebel

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Tien Hey Troy, thanks for the friend req.


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Susan Griscom Thanks for the friend request. Have a great evening.

Savannah Troy,
Thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,

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