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Carl Purdon lives in Pontotoc, Mississippi with his wife and two of their four children. Pontotoc is halfway between Tupelo, which is the birthplace of Elvis, and Oxford, which was the home of William Faulkner. Since he can’t sing, he writes. Since he’s not an expert on anything in particular, he writes fiction. In February 2012 he released his debut novel, THE NIGHT TRAIN. In June 2013 he released his second novel, NORTON ROAD.


A while back I tweeted two simple sentences that popped into my head while I was scrambling eggs:

Know your limitations. Then shatter them.

Yes, that could easily have been one sentence, but the eggs told me to use a period instead of a comma for dramatic effect (see my post on commas). This morning I sat down with my cup of coffee and had every intention of writing the next scene in my fourth no... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 26, 2014 08:06
Average rating: 4.68 · 37 ratings · 8 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
The Night Train
4.62 of 5 stars 4.62 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Collected Stories and Poems
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2012
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Norton Road
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Them
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2011
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The Scented Scarf
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Heroin Zombies
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The Street Sweeper
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A Hanging
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Blinders
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