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Stefan Petrucha

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Stefan Petrucha (born January 27, 1959) is an American writer for adults and young adults. He has written graphic novels in the The X-Files and Nancy Drew series, as well as science fiction and horror.
Born in the Bronx, he has spent time in the big city and the suburbs, and now lives in western Massachusetts with his wife, fellow writer Sarah Kinney, and their daughters. At times he has been a tech writer, an educational writer, a public relations writer and an editor for trade journals, but his preference is for fiction in all its forms.

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Stefan Petrucha I'd love to, but sorry, none will be out by June 20th. :( My agent is shopping a new YA novel, and I'm working on a Captain America novel for Marvel…moreI'd love to, but sorry, none will be out by June 20th. :( My agent is shopping a new YA novel, and I'm working on a Captain America novel for Marvel comics, but that won't be out until next year.

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Stefan Petrucha A lot of writers will say, write what you like. My feeling is that you should develop great taste (read, read, read) THEN write what you like. Past…moreA lot of writers will say, write what you like. My feeling is that you should develop great taste (read, read, read) THEN write what you like. Past that, if you feel you need improvement, it likely means you have an image in your head of something better. Try to make what you've written look more like that! Plus, Story, by Robert McKee isn't bad.
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After Pie by Stefan Petrucha
"I blurbed this one! Here's what I wrote: "AFTER PIE is a rollicking, freewheeling, hilarious, and suspenseful adventure that ranks up there with Stefan Petrucha's best work. What a trip! I guarantee you won't forget Shelley and Beep anytime soon!"..." Read more of this review »
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"A very solid four star book.

Disclaimer: I LOVE CAPTAIN AMERICA! The one from Marvel Cineverse more than any. Which is where most of my Cap knowledge comes from. I do not have a clue as to whether Dark Designs is from the graphic novels...I will sa..." Read more of this review »
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As usual, I’m a bit late to the party, but I don’t read as much as I’d like, and I’m seldom impressed enough to write about it.

That said, A Head Full of Ghosts is wonderful, echoing in feel and structure, my two favorite horror tomes, Shirley Jackson
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To be clear, I adore Jon Ronson’s writing and will continue to read his books, but So You've Been Publicly Shamed was a big disappointment. It’s especially so given the brilliance of The Psychopath Test, which deconstructed and ultimately reconstruct ...more
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“Really, boy, unless you're ready to deal with the monster, you shouldn't go looking under the bed.”
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“Because if I smashed anything, Team Jaiden would just get me into a behavior modification program, or maybe some doctor would put be on drugs for my ADD or bipolarism or depression or whatever they're calling being alive and feeling royally screwed these days.”
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“It's toys, boy, all toys. You'll see more and more contraptions as you get older, but if I teach you anything, you'll learn that all of this is decoration. What counts is what's inside you and what you can see in others. ”
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Stefan Petrucha Hope you enjoy Melissa - and good luck in the giveaway!


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