Pete Nelson





Pete Nelson



Pete Nelson lives with his wife and son in Westchester, New York. He got his MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1979 and has written both fiction and non-fiction for magazines, including Harpers, Playboy, Esquire, MS, Outside, The Iowa Review, National Wildlife, Glamour, Redbook. He was a columnist for Mademoiselle and a staff writer for LIVE Magazine, covering various live events including horse pulls, music festivals, dog shows, accordion camps and arm wrestling championships. Recently he was a contributing editor and feature writer for Wondertime, a Disney parenting magazine.

He's published twelve young adult novels, including a six-book series about a girl named Sylvia Smith-Smith which earned him an Edgar Award nomina
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Left for Dead

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3.81 avg rating — 1,263 ratings — published 2002 — 12 editions
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I Thought You Were Dead

3.68 avg rating — 1,108 ratings — published 2010 — 16 editions
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The Christmas List

3.58 avg rating — 95 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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A More Unbending Battle: Th...

3.70 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Sylvia Smith-Smith

3.71 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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Deadly Games: A Sylvia Smit...

3.60 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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Sylvia Smith-Smith (Crosswi...

4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1987
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Night of Fire: A Sylvia Smi...

4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1991
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Dangerous Waters: A Sylvia ...

3.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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Marry Like a Man: The Essen...

3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1992
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“I used to think I knew all the answers. Then I thought I knew maybe a few of the answers. Now I'm not even sure I understand the questions. Nobody knows anything.”
Pete Nelson, I Thought You Were Dead

“Individual heart cells beat at their own rate when separated from one another, a phenomenon easily observed beneath a microscope. It has long been known that when they are pushed together, they will synchronize their pulses. Recent studies have shown, however, that heart cells begin to synchronize slightly before they touch. It is not known how they signal across this distance. Some scientists speculate that this method of communication may be able to cross great distances and may explain how social animals bond, or how pets seem to sense when their masters are coming home, or even how people fall in love, one heart calling to another.”
Pete Nelson, I Thought You Were Dead

“No animal has a heart quite like a dog's”
Pete Nelson, I Thought You Were Dead



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