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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.”
John Goode, Maybe With a Chance of Certainty

“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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Lauraadriana Hey John,

Thanks for the invite :O) I loved your story...Kyle and Brad were fantastic when do get more?!


message 2: by John

John Goode Lauraadriana wrote: "Hey John,

Thanks for the invite :O) I loved your story...Kyle and Brad were fantastic when do get more?!"


The full novella comes out this fall and the sequel, the next day which is told from Brad's POV is already submitted :) Also there is a short story that takes place in Foster for the Christmas anthology coming out for Dreamspinner, it mentions our boys :)


message 3: by John

John Goode Dustin Adrian wrote: "John - Thanks for accepting my friend request. Looking forward to checking out "your boys". My "two boys" premier this fall. Maybe we should hook them all up and see what happens??? LOL

(BTW, I ha..."


LOL thanks, look forward to it.

John


Rachel Just wanted to say hi and thanks for the friend invite! I'm really looking forward to reading more of your Foster High series!


message 5: by John

John Goode Rachel wrote: "Just wanted to say hi and thanks for the friend invite! I'm really looking forward to reading more of your Foster High series!"

Thanks!!


Sylvia Hi John, thank you for inviting me. I enjoyed your story very much and I'm looking forward to read more this fall :).


message 7: by John

John Goode Lauraadriana wrote: "Hey John,

Thanks for the invite :O) I loved your story...Kyle and Brad were fantastic when do get more?!"


The full novella drops in Oct :)


Shahreen Hi John,

Thanks for the friendship request. Looking forward to reading your next book.


message 9: by John

John Goode Shahreen wrote: "Hi John,

Thanks for the friendship request. Looking forward to reading your next book."


Thanks. Comes out in Oct


message 10: by Hellen

Hellen Well, I really liked yor book ^-^

Thanks for the invite!


message 11: by BJ

BJ Hey man, I loved Maybe with a chance of certainty! :D kind of went to bed at 4:30am a couple of nights ago when I read it, I couldn't put it down XD

Thanks for the invite :D


message 12: by John

John Goode John wrote: "Hey man, I loved Maybe with a chance of certainty! :D kind of went to bed at 4:30am a couple of nights ago when I read it, I couldn't put it down XD

Thanks for the invite :D"


Thanks for the kind words. There is a lot more stuff in my blog and on its way. I read your blog and grats on coming out to your friend! That's awesome news!!

And welcome :)


message 13: by Nicole

Nicole Thanks for the friend request! I LOOOVVVVEEEDDD Maybe with a Chance of Certainty. It was so great. Can't wait to read more!!!


message 14: by John

John Goode Nicole wrote: "Thanks for the friend request! I LOOOVVVVEEEDDD Maybe with a Chance of Certainty. It was so great. Can't wait to read more!!!"

Thanks the next one is Dec 7th and there is a bonus story in the new Christmas Anthology from Dreamspinner coming out next month.


karlakolumna Hey John,
thank you for the fiend invite. As has been said before: I enjoyed Maybe With A Chance Of Certainty quite a bit.

And I'm looking forward to the sequel, which will be the next book I'll start to read (after the one I'm currently reading, that is).
:)


karlakolumna *obviously, I meant "friend" not "fiend" ;D


message 17: by John

John Goode Nony wrote: "Thanks for the friendship, John!"

My pleasure :)


Indie Reviews Hi John, thanks for accepting my friend request.


message 19: by John

John Goode Indigene wrote: "Hi John, thanks for accepting my friend request."
Thanks for the request :)


message 20: by Tame

Tame thank you for the friend request :)

Tame


message 21: by John

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

Tame"


You are more than welcome.


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 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.


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 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 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 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??


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 29: by Cris

Cris Thank you for the friendship!


message 30: by John

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

Thank YOU for reading!


message 31: by Fiona

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


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

Aww thanks! (blush)


message 33: by Fiona

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


message 34: by MandyM

MandyM Nice profile photo John!


message 35: by John

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

Awww thanks.


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


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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.


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 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.


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


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!!!!!!!


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 :)


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 :)


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 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 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 47: by Nik

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


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 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 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!!


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