Randy Powell





Randy Powell


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I've lived in Seattle all my life -- since 1956. I live here now with my wife, Judy, and our two sons, Eli and Drew. I like the outdoors, books, fresh crab and raw oysters, and rain.

As a kid, I was crazy about sports. All sports. When I wasn't playing the real thing, I was playing some imaginary form of it. I wasn't a great athlete, just obsessed. I peaked when I was eleven. Our little league football team won the city championship, and the coach gave me the game ball. I lost that ball a few years later. I'm still looking for it.
I had fun reading and writing. When I found a book I liked, I threw myself into it, into the main character's skin. I'd try to write in the author's style. Writing was hard work, but what a rush it gave me, coming
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Average rating: 3.25 · 1,314 ratings · 253 reviews · 14 distinct works · Similar authors
Is Kissing a Girl Who Smoke...

3.52 avg rating — 316 ratings — published 1992 — 9 editions
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Tribute to Another Dead Roc...

3.44 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 1999 — 6 editions
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Three Clams and an Oyster

3.22 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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The Whistling Toilets

3.49 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 1996 — 5 editions
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Swiss Mist

3.70 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Run If You Dare

3.21 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
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Dean Duffy

3.26 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1995 — 9 editions
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My Underrated Year

3.38 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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The Mud Club

1.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2003
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Safety Has No Quitting Time...

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“He reminded Biff of a character in a book that he'd read last summer. It was one of the most memorable and wonderful books Biff had ever read, but, as often happened, he couldn't remember the title, author, or name of the character. And yet, at the time he read it, he felt the book had enriched his life as nothing had for a long time.”
Randy Powell, Is Kissing a Girl Who Smokes Like Licking an Ashtray?

“Things you did at night could be pretty embarrassing in the light of day.”
Randy Powell, Is Kissing a Girl Who Smokes Like Licking an Ashtray?



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