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Carson V. Heady

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Cape Girardeau, MO, The United States


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Carson V. Heady, 35, was born in Cape Girardeau, MO and first put in front of a typewriter at age 3. At an early age, Carson was enraptured with writing short stories and entered and won numerous writing contests throughout the years. He entered the sales arena at age 22 and has found success at every level, from top-flight sales representative to a division leader over 200+ people. His devotion to the sales game occupied much of his time, but the desire to write never left his mind. Once Carson realized his aptitude in sales, he decided to write his first novel – Birth of a Salesman – which told the story of a young man who came into prominence in the sales arena and doubled as a self-help sales advice manual to guide others to the level o ...more

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Average rating: 4.25 · 16 ratings · 9 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Birth of a Salesman
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Without giving any spoilers whatsoever: this book was really good, but the ending was an incredible, brief payoff... akin to the post-credits scene of a Marvel film or what they did with the ending of "Skyfall."

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If anyone thought that a Young Bond book would lack the action, adventure, bloodshed and body count of a Fleming thriller, think again.

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Being passionate about all things 007, I figured I would give this a go after finishing everything by Gardner and Benson, along with the recent novels by Deaver, Boyd, etc. However, I was not sure what to think, as much of my love of the Bond charact ...more
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The World Is Not Enough (Raymond Benson's Bond, #3.5)
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Once again, Raymond Benson manages to breathe some additional life into a novelization.

Frankly, the film version of "The World is Not Enough" leaves a lot to be desired; while there are some superb scenes, there are some misses in the way of casting
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With no offense to John Gardner, author of the previous series of 007 novels post-Fleming, I could not make it through the novelization of "Goldeneye" because - frankly - it added literally nothing to the movie. Like his novelization of "Licence to K ...more
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“Always set your goals higher than you could ever possibly reach. That way, when you barely fall short, you're still better than everybody else.”
Carson V. Heady, Birth of a Salesman

“Always set your goals higher than you could ever possibly reach. That way, when you barely fall short, you're still better than everybody else.”
Carson V. Heady, Birth of a Salesman

“You only live twice:
Once when you're born
And once when you look death in the face.”
Ian Fleming, You Only Live Twice

“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!”
Richard Branson

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message 22: by Saul

Saul Tanpepper Nice to meet you, Carson. Thanks for connecting.

message 21: by Jo Ann

Jo Ann Glim Hi Carson,
I'm not sure if this is the way to submit a request like this or not... but here it goes!

Please take a look at my new blog, "Diary of a Nascent Author." The intent is to meld my business and writing expertise into helpful information for fledgling writers/authors.

I would love to hear your thoughts and insights. If you think it's useful please pass the information onto your friends. I would much appreciate your support.

Thank you,

Jo Ann V. Glim, Author

Begotten with Love: Every Family Has Its Story

message 20: by Anne

Anne Kristin Hi Carson! Thanks for the friend request! So busy with work, I'm not on GoodReads as much as I'd like, so sorry for the delay in my response. Looking forward to reading your book! Have a great day! :-)

message 19: by Ivan

Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard Thanks for the add, my new friend! Nice, interesting profile, will be glad to share some thoughts, recommendations, etc in the future! Best wishes! Let the wonderful noise of the sea always sounds in your ears! (as my water dragons' hunters would greet - my Tale Of The Rock Pieces).

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6 Years 45,000 Pages Thanks for the friend request! You can check out my project to read 100 works of classic literature in under 6 years here:

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

Diana (Offbeat Vagabond) Thanks for the friend invite hon, I gladly accept. Hope all is well. Talk later :)

message 15: by Julia

Julia Serafina Hi Carson, Hope you are living authentically today.:)

message 14: by A.J.

A.J. Thanks for the friendship, Carson! :)
- A.J. Arias,
Author of The Robbie Velez Series

message 13: by Sarah

Sarah Hi Carson, thank you for the friend request! (=

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Becca Hi Carson :D

VampireNovelFan Thanks for the friendvite, Carson. Best of luck with your work!


Kelly/yllektra Thanks for adding me! :)

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

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Simon Thanks for seeking me out, Carson...

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Karen Gammons Hey Carson, thank you for the friend request. Hope the rest of your week is wonderful.

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Ellen Maze Hi Carson! I'm watching your video :-)

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Jesse Hanson Namaste Carson, Thanks for including me among your friends. Here's wishing you the best in all things.

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Truly, jesse s. hanson

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message 3: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for your friend request, Carson, which I happily accept. You seem like an interesting person, so feel free to tell me more about yourself and perhaps we can grow to become even greater friends. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's. My first novel is an unusual murder mystery entitled: FORBIDDEN STEPS. If that genre appeals to you, you may like it.

Regards, and have a great day, Ed

Carson My pleasure - how are you?

All the best!


Pamela Hey Carson...Thanks for accepting my friendship.

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