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John F. Leonard

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John was born in England and grew up in the midlands where he learned to love the sound of scrapyard dogs and the rattle and clank of passing trains. He studied English, Art and History and has, at different times, been a sculptor, odd-job man and office worker. He enjoys horror and comedy (not necessarily together). Married with two astonishing children, he now lives a few miles from the old Victorian house in which he was born. Scribbling scary stories seems to keep him vaguely sane (accurate at time of writing).

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John F. Leonard Anything dark and entertaining/thought-provoking ...when I get chance to read that is : )
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Writing Bad Pennies - a post about the origin of the book and the joy of writing it.

I started writing Bad Pennies in the summer of 2016. Well, that’s not strictly true. I began writing a story very loosely based on my childhood. It wasn’t Bad Pennies, but it was where Bad pennies started. Your life need not be governed by your childhood, but it never leaves you.
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I enjoyed the short well written story, it's an interesting bit of horror with a good character leading the story and me to the end. I see myself reading this book again in the future.."
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"I love this author's horror. It's always so simple yet effective and with a twist that does catch you by surprise. John also has always managed to capture me with his writing style and his personal brand of storytelling.
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"Congeal is one of those words thank makes your stomach feel icky. Not a good thing for food or blood or goo. This was a great and unique apocalyptic take. I enjoyed it, it was exciting, gross, sad, and vivid in descriptions. Goo d stuff."
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“Geo, let me tell you a short story. Nanny State married Big Brother and then they sat back and bathed in the power ...and counted the cash. Smiling”
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“The nimble industry of a spider as it spins a web of hope and hunger.”
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