Derek McFadden

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Derek McFadden

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Mitch Albom, Richard Paul Evans, Robert Frost, F. Scott Fitzgerald

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August 2013

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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 newest book, The Santa Claus Agreement (2022), and my award-winning novel, What Death Taught Terrence (2020). Both, in their own ways, are absorbing looks at a family and real life, and what life means. There's also a fair amount of the afterlife involved!
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Derek McFadden I'd travel to the afterlife, which I don't believe is altogether fictional, and I'd say hello and give bug hugs to my lost loved ones.…moreI'd travel to the afterlife, which I don't believe is altogether fictional, and I'd say hello and give bug hugs to my lost loved ones.(less)
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)
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Some write to allow the reader to escape. Some write to thrill the reader. Some write to chill spines.
I write to uplift. To give the reader an experience at the end of which they say, "My life is a little better fo
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