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Derek McFadden

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in Seattle, The United States
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Mitch Albom, Richard Paul Evans, Robert Frost, F. Scott Fitzgerald

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I was born in 1982 with a mild form of cerebral palsy. From that point to this, I have striven to write the kinds of stories readers want to read (get lost in) and the kinds I want to tell. Often my main characters will have the same palsy I do. This is because, as a kid, when I would read stories I would always think, None of these people are anything like me.
I can't wait for all the readers here at Goodreads--and everywhere there's a reader who hungers for a good story--to read my as-yet unpublished novel, What Death Taught Terrence. It's an absorbing look at a family and real life, and what life means. There's also a fair amount of the afterlife involved!
It is my sincere hope that I'll get to share my story with you, and that I'll get t
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Derek McFadden Getting to write stories I'd want to read. Also, meeting readers and talking books with them!…moreGetting to write stories I'd want to read. Also, meeting readers and talking books with them!(less)
Derek McFadden You'll always be an aspiring writer until you write something. So write! The line between writer and aspiring writer is that thin.…moreYou'll always be an aspiring writer until you write something. So write! The line between writer and aspiring writer is that thin.(less)
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