Donald Firesmith

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A geek by day, Donald Firesmith works as a system and software engineer helping the US Government acquire large, complex software-intensive systems. In this guise, he has authored seven technical books, written numerous software- and system-related articles and papers, and spoken at more conferences than he can possibly remember. He's also proud to have been named a Distinguished Engineer by the Association of Computing Machinery, although his pride is tempered somewhat by his fear that the term "distinguished" makes him sound like a graybeard academic rather than an active engineer whose beard is still slightly more red than gray.

By night and on weekends, his alter ego writes modern paranormal fantasy, apocalyptic science fiction, action a
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Donald Firesmith I actually don't have a summer reading list. I have about 40 books on my Kindle Fire, and I just pick whichever one sounds be to read next.
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My new book, The Secrets of Hawthorne House was launched October 1st. It is a teen paranormal mystery about an unlikely friendship between two 15-year-old boys from two VERY different families and cultures.
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"The Secrets of Hawthorne House is the first book I've read by Donald Firesmith, and I have to admit I really enjoyed it. My sister has reviewed his Hell Holes series, so I figured it was time I discovered his writing as well.

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“He leaned towards me, and I did what any reasonable person would do when facing imminent death by being eaten alive. I screamed.”
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