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Donald Firesmith

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Donald Firesmith is a multi-award-winning author of speculative fiction including science fiction (alien invasion), fantasy (magical wands), and modern urban paranormal novels.

Prior to recently retiring to devote himself full-time to his novels, Donald Firesmith earned an international reputation as a distinguished engineer, authoring seven system/software engineering books based on his 40+ years spent developing large, complex software-intensive systems.

He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife Becky, his son Dane, and varying numbers of dogs and cats.

You can learn more about the author by visiting his personal website:
http://donald-firesmith.com

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To Hell and Back by Donald Firesmith
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Oh wow as always Donald has yet again brought this series to life with a brilliantly written story of what happened next in this series. It's fast moving and keeps you on the edge of your seat all the wa" Read more of this review »
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"Great read though my interest wained a little as the writing bogged down in the final chapter. It needs to be trimmed of the tedium of the honour roll, but otherwise a great book to share with others. It tells the story of a society of watchers with " Read more of this review »
Demons on the Dalton by Donald Firesmith
"This second installment perfectly picks up where the initial story left off but told now through the eyes of the original group leader's spouse. There is now a heavy military influence as well as the demons stepping up their killing spree with new ho" Read more of this review »
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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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“Nothing seems to tempt fate more than mentioning the possibility of something bad happening.”
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“They prefer their meals alive and terrified, for fear is their favorite sauce.”
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“Software bugs are like cockroaches; there are probably dozens hiding in difficult to reach places for every one you find and fix.”
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