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Huston Piner

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in Chadham, VA, The United States
May 21



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Huston Piner grew up on the US Mid-Atlantic coast. His first book My Life as a Myth is a 2013 Rainbow Awards finalist and was nominated for the 2014 Stonewall Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. His second book Conjoined at the Soul will be published in 2015. A novella Light in Endless Darkness is currently being completed.

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Huston Piner Sometimes you just have to set a project aside and work on something else. A break, be it for exercise, running errands, or distracting yourself with…moreSometimes you just have to set a project aside and work on something else. A break, be it for exercise, running errands, or distracting yourself with a game, TV, or a movie helps open things up. The thing is to not dwell on the problem. I believe that often the block is caused by too close a focus on the wrong thing or having set up a situation that is outside the flow of what you're writing. The key is to not give up -- even if you abandon one project for the time being. (less)
Huston Piner One of the best things is when a scene unfolds beneath your fingertips actually surprising you (the writer) in the process. The Muses have a way of…moreOne of the best things is when a scene unfolds beneath your fingertips actually surprising you (the writer) in the process. The Muses have a way of taking over sometimes and the results are exquisite.

Another great thing is when someone tells you they liked something in your book that was significant for you, too. There is a special satisfaction that comes from knowing that something you wrote connected with another person; it's a very intimate thing.(less)
Average rating: 4.32 · 34 ratings · 12 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
My Life as a Myth
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Last week's Torquere Press and Prizm Books' eleventh anniversary celebration was a smashing success. I have it from reliable sources that only the constant and diligent efforts of dedicated staff prevented stock of all those popular Torquere e-book titles from selling out!

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Ari?” My father’s voice was soft. “Ari, Ari, Ari. You’re fighting this war in the worst possible way.”

“I don’t know how to fight it, Dad.”

“You should ask for help,” he said.

“I don’t know how to do that, either.
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"Still Photo remains one of the greatest young adult books I've ever read. Sorry, Kim, I call 'em the way I see 'em. :) "
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I had the pleasure of reading this spine-chilling book before Ms Harnes had it published. It's a dark page-turner that will keep you guessing and leave you breathless. You'll feel pulled between the psychological and supernatural elements and find yo...more
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"The famous American musician, Kurt Cobain, of the rock-band, Nirvana had once quoted:

“I started to be really proud of the fact I was gay even though I wasn't”.

Well no doubt that Cobain was talking about the gay rights. Huston Piner, an American a..." Read more of this review »
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“On Algebra - "We're a month into it, and I'm planning to start a real protest movement, one to have X and Y removed from the alphabet. Z is also suspect as far as I'm concerned...Damn it! They put a man on the moon; can't they find some way to end the scourge of Algebra?”
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“In my family nudity just doesn’t exist; I’m pretty sure my parents were both born fully clothed and still shower that way.”
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Huston Piner Hi, Sammy!

Looking forward to checking out some of your favorites!

Sammy Goode wrote: "Hi Huston!! Lovely to see you here!!"

Sammy Goode Hi Huston!! Lovely to see you here!!

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