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Josh Karaczewski

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Josh Karaczewski has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area his whole life - save for a year studying architecture in Boston.

He majored in Art, taking English classes for fun.

He recently moved back to teaching High School English full time after a couple years substitute teaching, which is better on the bank account, but terrible for writing. He is also a partner in his family candy business, Chastity Chocolates (www.chastitychocolates.com), specializing in high quality small batch confections and baked goods.

He has a fabulous marriage that has produced three fabulous children.

He enjoys reading, writing, art, film, and video games.

Visitors to his blog will find coupon codes, as well as extended book reviews, news, and other information useless
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It's not often that one is able to discover something in a 149-year-old book that no one else seems to have caught, but I have, and the internet confirms that I am the only one to realize that Fyodor Dostoevsky originated the idea of a zombie apocalypse in his novel Crime and Punishment.

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That rarity of a sequel surpassing the first book. A young adult book that isn't afraid to get dark, and doesn't insult its readership by dumbing down the vocabulary. This is the kind of book I would expect from the lyricist of The Decemberists.
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"Wyrd Worlds II is a speculative fiction anthology of short stories from a variety of authors (one or two have two bites of the cherry). It was the November Book of the Month at the Indie Book Club on Goodreads.

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Excellent in spurts - especially during the titular crime - but the unlikable main character drags it down. I'm afraid when it comes to Russian Literature I'm firmly Team Tolstoy.
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As a huge fan of Colin Meloy's storytelling through his songs, I had high expectations for this book, which were mostly met. While some initial details didn't ring true (like a 12-year-old girl having free-reign of Portland with her infant brother li ...more
"I really wasn't expecting to have to go sell this collection of short stories. I thought I'd do the five On Impulse collections, revise a novel or two, and then start pitching agents. I thought pharmacy would be the underpinning and I could just k..." Read more of this blog post »
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