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J.R. Wagner

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in West Chester, The United States
January 20





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J. R. Wagner was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, during a blizzard. The snow made travel by car impossible, so his father called an ambulance when his mother went into labor. The ambulance became stuck at the bottom of their home’s driveway, prompting the dispatch of a fire truck, which towed the ambulance to the hospital where he was

Maybe it was this experience that destined J.R. to love adventure.
A competitive cyclist, triathlete, mountain biker, and adventure racer, he once received a medal for saving a woman’s life during the kayaking section of an adventure race.

J.R. drafted his first story, a sequel to Return of the Jedi, when he was ten years old. A self-proclaimed Star Wars geek, he had lofty aspirations of working with Geo

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As part of my Kickstarter campaign celebration, I am offering my previously published works, Exiled and Tristis Manor for FREE on Amazon Starting Thursday March 5th through Monday March 9th.

The link to Exiled is HERE
The link to Tristis Manor is HERE

Both will be available in their digital format for FREE during this time.

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“Words are words. Nothing more, nothing less. It is the user's intent of the word that is good or evil. If you do not intend to use it for a dark purpose, I do not believe you should be restricted from using a word.”
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Augustine  of Elsinore hey;) Thanks for the friend request;)

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Ab2y Hey J.R. thanks for the friend request ❀ :)

message 22: by J.R.

J.R. Wagner @Shambhawi, excellent! There are few things more enjoyable than discussing a good book.

@Aalaa, A native Pennsylvanian! I will check out your blog for sure. Give a shout if you need anything for your blog (I have a good supply of giveaway goodies)


Aalaa * Ayla * آلاء Hello Mr J.R Wagner!
First of all, thank you so much for the add! It feels great to have an author add me as a friend on Goodreads! And I'm glad that you're from PA! And we both are actually from Montgomery County! I live in King of Prussia, however.
I have a book blog on tumblr that I recently started and I am going to write my own book reviews there. Feel free to check it out! its: ilovebooksandstuff.tumblr.com

So again, thank you so much and your book 'Exiled' is on my to-read list!


Shambhawi P. Thanks for the add! I see that we have a bit too similar taste in books :) Look forward to chatting with you.

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message 19: by J.R.

J.R. Wagner Hey all, thank you for accepting!

@Ehmi -I'd be a pretty lame-o author if I didn't interact with readers :)

@Pang -keep your eyes peeled, Exiled will be available for free sometime within the next two weeks.

@Greta -The road is insanely well written -truly a work of art...it is also insanely depressing. I have added Ashfall to my 'to read' list. Thank you!

٩(◔◡◔)✌ ehღi thanks for adding me :)
you are an author..

message 17: by Pang

Pang Hi J.R. :D Thanks for the invite! =D Your Book is very interesting! See you around! :P

message 16: by Greta

Greta Hey, thanks for the friend request.
The Road seems like it is waaay to serious for me. That's post-apocolyptic, right? Cannibalism?
I read one book by that author, though. I read All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1) by Cormac McCarthy and it was beautiful writing.
If you love post apocalyptic, have you read Ashfall (Ashfall, #1) by Mike Mullin? I really liked it.

Jonababez Thanks for the add! :)

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Teresa Thanks for the friend request! Even though I live in Australia, I managed to get my hands on some Reeses! I gotta say...They. Are. Addicting!!

message 13: by J.R.

J.R. Wagner Thank you for joining me!

message 12: by Ozana (last edited Jul 23, 2012 04:25AM)

Ozana Happy friendship!

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Lucas Thanks for adding me!

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Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, J.R.

Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend

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J.R. Wagner I'm hell bent on finishing this George R. R Martin book before I start another -been putting it off for too long!

A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) by George R.R. Martin

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J.R. Wagner Hello everyone! Thanks for checking in. I love how we can all read 'together' :)

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Helen Casey Hi there! Thanks for the add :) I like your taste in books :D

Melissa Hey, thanks for the add :) I agree with you on Harry Potter, both movies and books. Just recently finsihed reading all the books and when i finsihed, i was so emotional, i felt as if i had lost a friend :(

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Tammy Thanks for the friend request, I see a few of my favorites on your favorites shelf! Looking forward to your reviews

Bridget Bowers Thanks for the friends request, Josh!

Taznim hi Josh,
thanks for the add!!!

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Carly Hey Josh, Thanks for the add :)

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