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John Goode

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John Goode is a member of the class of '88 from Hogwarts school of wizardry, specializing in incantations and spoken spells. At the age of 14 he proudly represented District 13 in the 65th Panem games where he was disqualified for crying uncontrollably before the competition began. After that he moved to Forks, Washington where, against all odds, dated the hot, incredibly approachable werewolf instead of the stuck up jerk of a vampire but was crushed when he found out the werewolf was actually gayer than he was. After that he turned down the mandatory operation everyone must receive at 16 to become pretty citing that everyone pretty were just too stupid to live before moving away for greener pastures. After falling down an oddly large rabbi...more


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“I don't remember the moment I knew I was broken...but I do know the moment I began to feel fixed. It was the day the green eyed boy fell in love with me.”
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“I mean honestly, who just sits around in a house with a bunch of short guys waiting for their prince to come? So your mom is a bitch and wants to kill you because her mirror told her to? Cry me a river why don't you? Your big plan is sitting around cleaning house waiting for the other shoe to drop? And speaking of shoes, everyone has been picked on by mean girls. You do not wait for some old lady to pop in and transmogrify some innocent rodents just so you can sneak in to a dance under false pretenses. And let's say you do sneak in. For the love of all that is holy take your mask off and look the guy in the face and say. “Hi, I'm Cindy from down the street, I have this thing at midnight. Can we do coffee later?” This nonsense with a shoe and searching the entire village for one girl, it's crap.”
John Goode, Maybe With a Chance of Certainty

“We are told in fairy tales that evil always loses and good eventually will triumph. That is what makes those stories so desirable to the general population. They want to believe that karma works and the bad guys are always defeated in the end. But in a world where no one thinks they are the bad guy and everyone plays the victim, it is harder and harder to find the black and the white of a situation. We are all the hero, and we are all the monster.”
John Goode, Maybe With a Chance of Certainty

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message 69: by John

John Goode Susan wrote: "Hi John, thanks for accepting!
Have just finished Taking Chances and I REALLY love your writing."


Wow thanks, that is humbling to hear.


message 68: by Susan

Susan Hi John, thanks for accepting!
Have just finished Taking Chances and I REALLY love your writing.


message 67: by John

John Goode Arpi !!!getting high on books!!! wrote: "hey thanx for accepting :D"

My pleasure


Arpi !!!getting high on books!!! hey thanx for accepting :D


message 65: by John

John Goode Mel wrote: "Hey John! Thanks so much for accepting my friend invite :-)"

Thanks for sending it :)


Mel loves Marco :-x, meet us on Leafmarks Hey John! Thanks so much for accepting my friend invite :-)


message 63: by John

John Goode TL wrote: "Thanks for the add:)"

Thanks for adding :)


message 62: by TL

TL Thanks for the add:)


message 61: by John

John Goode Julie wrote: "Thanks for accepting the friend request. I am loving this emotional journey you have me on."

My pleasure and i hope you enjoy them.


message 60: by Julie

Julie Covington Thanks for accepting the friend request. I am loving this emotional journey you have me on.


message 59: by John

John Goode ★NicStar★ Because two men are better than one! wrote: "Thanks for the friend request! Nice to friend you here on Goodreads. :)"

My pleasure, thanks for the accept


message 58: by Nic

Nic Thanks for the friend request! Nice to friend you here on Goodreads. :)


message 57: by Bev

Bev Thanks for the add John. x


message 56: by Michael

Michael Hi John,

Thanks for the friend invite. I love all your Foster High books and can't wait to read "Taking Chances". Gotta finish the Coda series by Marie Sexton but Taking Chances is next!

Michael


message 55: by John

John Goode Ami wrote: "Finally wrote a more coherent thoughts on your To Wish For Impossible Things. Gosh darn it, John, you're so determined to make your readers cry, don't you?!?"

I like a happy ending :) And thank you, it was an awesome review!


message 54: by Ami

Ami Finally wrote a more coherent thoughts on your To Wish For Impossible Things. Gosh darn it, John, you're so determined to make your readers cry, don't you?!?


message 53: by John

John Goode Sammy2006 wrote: "John, I did not know where to leave this--but I want folks to know that a review of the first Foster High trilogy will go live at http://joyfullyjay.com/ on July 20th. Just thought you might want ..."

I saw that Monday...can't wait to see what you said :)


message 52: by Sammy Goode (last edited Jul 18, 2012 09:31PM)

Sammy Goode John, I did not know where to leave this--but I want folks to know that a review of the first Foster High trilogy will go live at http://joyfullyjay.com/ on July 20th. Just thought you might want to know!


message 51: by John

John Goode Lisa wrote: "Hi John,

Thanks so much for the friend-vite.

Would it be really rude of me to tell you to write, write, write? I want more Kyle and Brad. Quickly, please. =)

Have a great day!

Lol thanks and I am. Spent all night on the new Foster's book!

Lisa"



message 50: by John

John Goode Emma wrote: "Hi John,
Thank you for the friend invite. I'm really looking forward to the 3rd installment of the Foster High series, can't wait till the 30th!!"


You and me both. There is a giveaway on my blog here on Goodreads, make sure to enter!!


message 49: by Emma

Emma Hi John,
Thank you for the friend invite. I'm really looking forward to the 3rd installment of the Foster High series, can't wait till the 30th!!


message 48: by John

John Goode Nik wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite John! I can't wait to read the sequel to DR. =)"

Thanks for the awesome review, am almost done with the sequel :)


message 47: by Nik

Nik Thanks for the friendvite John! I can't wait to read the sequel to DR. =)


Sammy Goode John wrote: "Sammy2006 wrote: "talking a break from beta reading for Kaje--came by to stalk a bit!! SO when does the third book from Foster High release John?

By the way, the cats and I have decided your snac..."


Sigh! The things we stalkers have to endure!!!

However--YAY--new John Goode book soon--life is looking up!! LOL!


message 45: by John

John Goode Sammy2006 wrote: "talking a break from beta reading for Kaje--came by to stalk a bit!! SO when does the third book from Foster High release John?

By the way, the cats and I have decided your snack foods leave a bi..."


It just entered the editing phase, so soon!!

And Coke Zero is all I am buying.


Sammy Goode talking a break from beta reading for Kaje--came by to stalk a bit!! SO when does the third book from Foster High release John?

By the way, the cats and I have decided your snack foods leave a bit to be desired--we left you a list of suggestions!! First on the list?? More Fanta orange soda and Lay's potato chips--the one with the ridges--thanks! (Sorry, Little Eddie is kind of particular!)


message 43: by John

John Goode Kaje wrote: "She's got her nose stuck in my 61K short story doing a much-needed beta read right now (which has a tight deadline.) But I have no doubt you'll get a patented Sammy-loves-this-book review, which wi..."

It was well worth it :)


message 42: by John

John Goode Sammy2006 wrote: "DONE!!! Reviews posted! Amazon will go live once it is reviewed.

John--best of luck with this one!

Now--you are not allowed to have a life until you give me a sequel to this and the third in the..."


You're the best :)


Sammy Goode DONE!!! Reviews posted! Amazon will go live once it is reviewed.

John--best of luck with this one!

Now--you are not allowed to have a life until you give me a sequel to this and the third in the Foster High trilogy--and John?? I am in the bushes outside your house so I will know if you leave your keyboard. Fair warned is fair armed!! LOL!!!!!!!


Sammy Goode OMG--I finished Distant Rumblings---oh John...speechless--just speechless! Review posted--heading to Amazon to post there!!!


message 39: by Kaje

Kaje Harper She's got her nose stuck in my 61K short story doing a much-needed beta read right now (which has a tight deadline.) But I have no doubt you'll get a patented Sammy-loves-this-book review, which will be worth waiting for.


message 38: by John

John Goode John wrote: "Sammy2006 wrote: "OMG John--about 3\/4's through Distant Rumblings--I cannot put it down--so amazingly good!!!!!"

Can't wait to see what you think of it."


So do I get an actual review for it? :)


message 37: by John

John Goode Sammy2006 wrote: "OMG John--about 3\/4's through Distant Rumblings--I cannot put it down--so amazingly good!!!!!"

Can't wait to see what you think of it.


Sammy Goode OMG John--about 3\/4's through Distant Rumblings--I cannot put it down--so amazingly good!!!!!


message 35: by John

John Goode MandyM wrote: "Nice profile photo John!"

Awww thanks.


message 34: by MandyM

MandyM Nice profile photo John!


message 33: by Fiona

Fiona Goodman You're welcome! You are quite the hottie!! ;-).


message 32: by John

John Goode Fiona wrote: "Hi John! I love your new profile pic! You look great!"

Aww thanks! (blush)


message 31: by Fiona

Fiona Goodman Hi John! I love your new profile pic! You look great!


message 30: by John

John Goode Cris S. wrote: "Thank you for the friendship!"

Thank YOU for reading!


message 29: by Cris

Cris Thank you for the friendship!


message 28: by John

John Goode Jackson wrote: "Thanks so much for the friend-ad.

Now whats this rumor I keep hearing about a 3rd Foster High book??"


#rd on this year and halfway done writing the 4th :)


message 27: by Jackson

Jackson Cordd Thanks so much for the friend-ad.

Now whats this rumor I keep hearing about a 3rd Foster High book??


Sammy Goode John wrote: "Well it is always a blast when your writing touches someone. So thanks for being vocal about it. Not many people are that positive any more."

And honestly? That is a shame--I sincerely believe that when a writer decides to share a bit of his or her imagination, a bit of their heart and soul with us--well that at least demands a respectful reply--even if it was not my cup of tea--respect is required---when did we stop teaching children that concept??


message 25: by John

John Goode Well it is always a blast when your writing touches someone. So thanks for being vocal about it. Not many people are that positive any more.


Sammy Goode Well, it kinda goes with out saying you made my day--I know--I'm easy!!! And yes--like the book whore I am I have purchased all your books in the last 24 hours--shameful I know--but what can I say--a stalker must be true to her chosen stalkee!!!

Need I say it?? I think I should--thanks for the friend request--you honestly did make my day!


message 23: by John

John Goode Tame wrote: "John wrote: "Tame wrote: "thank you for the friend request :)

Tame"

You are more than welcome."

Happy belated January birthday by the way :) Mine was January 27th (just noticed it right now)-..."


Well Happy Birthday to you too :) And no need to shut up, we are all talkers around here.


message 22: by Tame

Tame John wrote: "Tame wrote: "thank you for the friend request :)

Tame"

You are more than welcome."


Happy belated January birthday by the way :) Mine was January 27th (just noticed it right now)---anyway, shutting up/off for now :)


message 21: by John

John Goode Tame wrote: "thank you for the friend request :)

Tame"


You are more than welcome.


message 20: by Tame

Tame thank you for the friend request :)

Tame


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