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Troy Blackford

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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 • 132 views
Average rating: 4.05 · 389 ratings · 159 reviews · 19 distinct works · Similar authors
Critical Incident
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Strange Way Out
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Booster & Reeves: The Night...
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Through the Woods
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2012
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2013
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First There Wasn't, Then Th...
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2014
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Emergent Pattern
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2012
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For Those With Eyes to See
4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Robbed of Sleep: Stories to...
4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Under the Wall
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 9 ratings
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The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users
by Guy Kawasaki (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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I enjoyed, but did not love, this book of good advice for maintaining your brands on social networks. The thoughts were all good, and the presentation wasn't lacking. Hard to say what could have improved this, but it is a good set of techniques and p ...more
Mark Twain's Helpful Hints for Good Living by Mark Twain
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This book was hilarious, thought-provoking, and charming through and through. Some of the wit in this book can still make me laugh, just thinking about it. Thoroughly enjoyable, quick read.
Five Came Back by Mark  Harris
Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War
by Mark Harris (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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This was an interesting look at five directors who became involved in the WWII war effort. I knew very little about any of this going in, and I am glad I read this because it was very interesting and revealing.
Them by Jon Ronson
Them: Adventures with Extremists
by Jon Ronson
read in September, 2014
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So far, I've greatly enjoyed every Jon Ronson book I've ever read, and this one was not only no exception, it was one of the highlights. Ronson embeds with several different extremists of diverse stripes, from racists to terrorists, and goes undercov ...more
Tune In by Mark Lewisohn
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I could not believe it. This might be my book of the year. This book studies the formative years of the Beatles in great detail (parts 2 & 3 are coming in the next decade). What shocked me was just how well this huge amount of information was han ...more
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Personal (Jack Reacher, #19)
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This book combined intrigue with action, a cast of characters with a set of dilemmas, and worked itself to a satisfying resolution. The international flavors added a unique richness to this Reacher tale. Very good stuff.
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message 1: by K.E.

K.E. Saxon Hi Troy! Thanks for the GR friendship.

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

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

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Tien Hey Troy, thanks for the friend req.


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

Dianna Hardy Thanks for the friends request :)

Carole Gill Hi Troy, thanks for adding me!

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Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!

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Aline Hi Troy,
Thanks for the friend request :)

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Jill Thanks for your friendship on Goodreads, Troy.

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Will English Thanks for the friendship request ^_^.

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Simon Thanks for looking me up, Troy.

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Selena Blake Thank you for the friend request.

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

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

It's Me - Yvette Thanks for the invite.

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

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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.

message 20: by Jodie

Jodie Hi troy thanks for friend add :)

Jonababez Thanks for the add Troy! ;)

Dillon  Clay  Asher Troy, thanks for accepting my friend request. Have yourself a very Happy New Year :)

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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Richard Thanks for accepting the friend request, Troy.

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