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Chuck Abdella

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Chuck Abdella is a History teacher at St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury, MA. With degrees in History from Boston College and Columbia University, Chuck has spent many long hours in the embrace of ancient and medieval civilizations. During July, he also directs an academic enrichment camp called College Academy, where he usually saves the world at least once per summer by spearheading an adventure during the camp’s popular Time Machine Day. Studying all that history, telling stories as a teacher, and seasonal world-saving have all inspired his writing.

Chuck has written poetry and prose for at least 25 years and has been published by the St. John’s Icon, the Boston College Stylus, Worcester Magazine, and the Boston Globe.

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Chuck Abdella Patience and what I call "resting mind opportunities." After my daughters were born, I wrote almost nothing. Years and years of writer's block. But I …morePatience and what I call "resting mind opportunities." After my daughters were born, I wrote almost nothing. Years and years of writer's block. But I found that once I got inspired to write the Outcasts, it all came back to me like a part of my brain which had lain dormant as I dealt with the challenges of being a new dad was suddenly awakened. I find that my most fruitful time for ideas is when my mind is at rest: driving long distances, for example. Trying to find times like that (and keeping a notebook nearby) are the best cure for writer's block in my life. Oh, and not having to care for babies! As my girls got older and more independent, writer's block became a thing of the past.(less)
Chuck Abdella The sequel, of course. Book II: "The Darkest Forests" is well underway!
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Michael added a status update: Look what arrived via FedEx yesterday!



No, it's not the actual book (that is still on the press), but the dust jackets arrived. Books will be leaving the printer on May 20th. I'm not sure how long before they are available from retailers, but any copy bought from our store will start shipping May 21st (and will be signed).
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I thought that Bardugo’s Grisha trilogy was just ok, but I really enjoyed Six of Crows. It’s set in the same world, but with new (more interesting) characters and a setting largely in unexplored parts of her fantasy world. The character development i ...more
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