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Scott Sparling

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Originally from Michigan, Scott Sparling lives outside Portland, Oregon, with his wife and son.



I can’t explain the effect Robert Stone had on me, except to say that his writing changed my life.I was 30 when the author Jack Cady told me to read Dog Soldiers. The book turned out to be stronger than the heroin at the center of its plot. The writing enchanted and stunned me. It rearranged my dreams.

If not for Cady’s encouragement and Stone’s example, I wouldn’t have spent 25 years writing...

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Wire to Wire
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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