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Jon McGoran

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Jon McGoran is the author of six novels, including the biotech thrillers Drift, Deadout, and Dust Up, as well as the novella Down to Zero (Tor/Forge Books), and the forensic thrillers Body Trace, Blood Poison and Freezer Burn, written as D.H. Dublin (Penguin Books). His short fiction includes the novella “After Effects,” from Amazon StoryFront, Bad Debt, which received an honorable mention in Best American Mystery Stories, 2014, and stories in a variety of anthologies, including IDWs Zombies Vs. Robots: No Man’s Land, and G.I. Joe: Tales from the Cobra Wars. He is a founding member of the Philadelphia Liars Club, a group of published authors dedicated to writers helping writers. Find him at twitter.com/JonMcGoran, facebook.com/jonmcgoran/ o ...more

One of the great things about writing a novel is creating all the characters and the world they live in. One of the other great things, though, can be writing in someone else’s world, and writing their characters, playing in their sandbox I had a lot of fun last year writing The Dead Ring, a novel based on the TV show, The Blacklist, and featuring the show’s cast of characters. The book comes o...

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Drift

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Deadout

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Dust Up: A Thriller

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Appetite: A Short Story

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Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


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Zoë Sharp Hi Jon

Thanks for Friending me. How did you get on with the Cormac McCarthy? And how did work on DRIFT go?


message 6: by Fran

Fran Friel Many thanks, Jon!

Happy Tuesday,
Fran


message 5: by Jon (last edited Feb 24, 2009 05:52PM)

Jon I hope so, but I don't know. Depends on how Freezer Burn sells, but it can be tough getting the word out. Right now I'm working on a stand-alone thriller called DRIFT. I just finished the first draft, so I'm afraid it won't be out for a little while yet.

Lynn wrote: "Hey Jon - thanks for responding to my add request. I already had you on MySpace but added you here and on Facebook. Yeah - I'm a mystery book junkie. LOL But only the GOOD authors! ;-) Keep up ..."




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J.R. Hi Jon,
Good to friend you here, too.


Angela Thanks for the friend request. I actually do have your book Body Trace. Ive been looking forward to reading it.

Thanks Again,
Angela


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Beth Hi Jon,
Good to see you here, too!
- Beth


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hey Jon...wow you're a busy guy! Thanks for adding me as a Goodreads buddy. I'd love for you to visit my web site, jeanniebarber.com. I'm a novice writer so feel free to make any kind of suggestions, ideas or thoughts to correct it. While you're there, please sign the guestbook, too!
Thanks,
Jeannie



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