D.L. Orton

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AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR D. L. ORTON lives in the Rocky Mountains where she and her husband are raising three boys, a golden retriever, two Siberian cats, and an extremely long-lived Triops.

In her spare time, she's building a time machine so that someone can go back and do the laundry.

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Ms Orton is a graduate of Stanford University's Writers Workshop and a past editor of "Top of the Western Staircase," a literary publication of CU, Boulder. The author has a number of short stories published in online literary magazines, including Literotica, Melusine, Cosmoetica, The Ranfurly Review, and Catalyst Press.

You can email her at dlo at dlorton dot com.

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D.L. Orton I listen to music that fits the mood I want to capture in my writing.

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I listen to music that fits the mood I want to capture in my writing.

Some of my bests musical pokes come from Coldplay, Green Day, Simon & Garfunkel, Billy Joel, Dan Fogelberg (I miss you!), and occasionally Cat Empire.(less)
D.L. Orton Time stands still or years pass in a second. You control the ticking of the clock, the turning of the tides, the lives of your characters.

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Time stands still or years pass in a second. You control the ticking of the clock, the turning of the tides, the lives of your characters.

And every once in a while, you connect with a reader, and a tiny bit of their world shifts, and that is a wondrous thing.(less)
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Interesting tale with many twists and scares with hope springing eternal throughout. Cliffhanger ending certainly has me looking forward to book two. "
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“Oh, come on. Drama is just life with the dull bits cut out.”
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“Minutes turn into hours, and lifetimes into moments. Universes are created and destroyed with nary a pop. What was saved, no longer ex- ists. What was lost, no longer matters.”
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“It is better to keep one’s mouth shut and be thought a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt.”
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message 2: by D.L.

D.L. Orton Hi Beth!
Nice to see you over here, too!
Can you believe all the snow we've been getting!?
:-)


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Deb,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Colorado writer here as well as elsewhere!


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