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Justin Lee Anderson

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Justin spent 15 years as a professional writer and editor before his debut novel, Carpet Diem, was published in 2015. It became a best-seller and won a 2018 Audie award. His second book, The Lost War, was shortlisted in the 2019 Booknest Awards and is a finalist in the 2020 SPFBO competition.

Since 2018 he has been writing full time, alongside working on scripts with his wife, Juliet, who he met through a BBC scriptwriting contest.

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Justin Lee Anderson Hi Katharina, Really pleased you're enjoying it! Book 2 will be out late next year, all being well. I'm currently working on the sequel to Carpet Diem…moreHi Katharina, Really pleased you're enjoying it! Book 2 will be out late next year, all being well. I'm currently working on the sequel to Carpet Diem, which I've been promising for a while, and then I'll be on to books 2 and 3 of Eidyn. I hope you can wait! In the meantime, when you finish The Lost War, there's a Facebook group where you can come and hang out, read about the real history that inspired parts of the book and ask questions: https://www.facebook.com/groups/90790...(less)
Justin Lee Anderson With a nice single malt. Seriously, there is actually research to show that a few glasses of alcohol is good for creativity. It reduces your inhibitio…moreWith a nice single malt. Seriously, there is actually research to show that a few glasses of alcohol is good for creativity. It reduces your inhibitions and opens you up to unusual ideas. Hemingway might not actually have said "write drunk; edit sober" but it's not bad advice.

Other than that, just do something else. If you're really stuck, get up and walk away. Do something fairly mindless, like housework or cooking. Let your subconscious work and come back fresh later.(less)
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Carpet Diem

4.03 avg rating — 1,970 ratings — published 2015 — 8 editions
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The Lost War (Eidyn #1)

4.38 avg rating — 608 ratings — published 2019 — 4 editions
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New interview over at Beauty in Ruins, in which I try to cast Carpet Diem for the big screen!
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“The doorbell didn’t work. Simon had had it disconnected ten years ago as a birthday present to himself. (He’d enjoyed awarding himself the ‘no-bell’ prize and briefly lamented having nobody with whom to share the joke.)”
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“Simon was amazed at how the Irish could smile in any situation. Come Armageddon, the nation of Ireland would surely be found in the pub, laughing like children and beckoning the horsemen in for a Guinness.”
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“It is each person’s right to choose how the world knows them.”
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