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Barry Simiana

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Barry Simiana lives = for now - on the North Coast of NSW Australia with his wife and four children.

Barry's first serious publication was 2007 in the anthology "NEXT STOP HOLLYWOOD: Short Stories Bound for the Screen" published by St Martins Griffin. It was selected - along with fourteen others - from over 600 submissions, judged by a panel of Hollywood insiders and readers from all over the world, judged and chosen as likely film material.

Next publication was the long awaited "A TOUCH of EVIL" in 2011, published by Nitewriter Media. Nine short stories and novellas, all exploring answers to the eternal question 'What if ...?' The long road to developing a television show based on these stories and others has been undertaken.

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You (You, #1)You by Caroline Kepnes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book rips. It is just good. Actually, it's better than that. Twists and turns, and even when you think you can predict the future, it trips you up again and again only to lead you right where you thought.

This is well thought out and well executed. I knew the ending a dozen times in a dozen different ways but I was wrong, and surprised. It's mod... Read more of this blog post »
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A Touch of Evil

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Gone to Mums

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Touch of Evil

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encounters (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: a first chapter to a piece i did a few years ago. i might do more with it one day.
colly (if you have a better one, please let me know) (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
0 chapters   —   updated Jan 26, 2008 07:45PM
Description: a thriller based on bob dylan songs

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Logan's World by William F. NolanMy rating: 4 of 5 starsLogan is back. Sanctuary has failed and he returns with Jessica and his young son to an ear... Read more of this blog post »
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You by Caroline Kepnes
You (You, #1)
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This book rips. It is just good. Actually, it's better than that. Twists and turns, and even when you think you can predict the future, it trips you up again and again only to lead you right where you thought.

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It's Not About the Shark by David  Niven
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Not written by the actor, who I am fairly certain is dead, but maybe a vampire in a new incarnation so who knows.

Life assistance, come management book. Lots of anecdotes on how to look at things just a little differently to work your way through the
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Trix and the Faerie Queen by Alethea Kontis
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Right. Try to think of something I haven't said before.

If you like fairy tales, this is the stuff. Woodcutter sisters spinoff books stray from the theme set by the previous mentioned sisters books only slightly, less reworking of old material and a l
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American Gods by Neil Gaiman
American Gods
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2016
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Another of those books with the big hype that I've kept away from until the hype cooled down a bit, and like he shipping news before it, I found a terrific read.

This is the real deal. The characters, the scenery, the writing style all lead to an incr
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Fire is never tame—least of all the flames of our own kindling.

Raised in isolation by the secretive Circle of Seven, Luna is one of the few powerful beings left in a world dominated by man. Versed in ancient fairy tales and the language of plants, Luna struggles to control her powers over fire. When h
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Captain Nemo by Kevin J. Anderson
Captain Nemo
by Kevin J. Anderson (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2015
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Always wondered about Nemo. Good character never really explored. He was my favourite character in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie (which I am proud to say I enjoyed). This is a good look at what could have been the early life of the man ...more
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If You Go Into The Woods by David Gaughran
If You Go Into The Woods
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read in March, 2016
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Short lil taster. have read this writers work before. These two stories were little bit that wuld work well as fuller novels. maybe in the future. lets hope.
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