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Mark Paxson

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I've spent my life reading and always wanted to write. About ten years ago, I started One Night in Bridgeport, a legal thriller. Bridgeport is now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon, and in all other e-reader formats on Smashwords.

Writing that story opened the door to writing. I've since written about 45 short stories -- with two stories published by The First Line and two at www.toasted-cheese.com.

Weed Therapy, about a man's journey to find happiness, is my next novel ready to be published. And, after that, I have three partially completed novels ready for my attention.

In my other life, I'm an attorney. I have two teenagers about ready to start college. I cook, bake, garden ... and read.

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Mark Paxson At the moment very well. For ten years, I really didn't have it. Wrote two novels, dozens of short stories. I always seemed to have ideas and the…moreAt the moment very well. For ten years, I really didn't have it. Wrote two novels, dozens of short stories. I always seemed to have ideas and the ability to write them. Now, I'm stuck. Three half completed novels and no ability to make progress on them. And no ideas for any short stories either. Got any ideas?(less)
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One Night in Bridgeport
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Weed Therapy
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Shady Acres and Other Stories
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All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu
All Our Names
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An excellent read -- the kind of book that I desperately wanted to finish because I wanted to see what would happen, while desperately not wanting it to end because I wanted to keep reading about these characters.
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Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson
Fourth of July Creek
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A co-worker recommended this book. I checked it out on Amazon. I have this unfortunate habit of looking at the one star reviews to see why people don't like it. What struck me was how many people didn't like it because it was too depressing. Perfect ...more
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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
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Incredible story of survival well-told.
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The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters
The Last Policeman (The Last Policeman, #1)
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The Last Policeman is the first in a trilogy about Henry Palace, a newly minted detective in a town in New England. Only problem is that life on earth is about to end due to Maia -- a huge meteor that will be striking earth in a few months. As people ...more
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Ari Shavit is an Israeli Jew and journalist/columnist who writes for Haaretz. His family has deep roots in Israel and he is no doubt a lover of Israel and the dream of Zionism. What he has written, however, is a most unflinching look at, as the subti ...more
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