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Barry Lyga

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Barry Lyga is a recovering comic book geek. According to Kirkus, he's also a "YA rebel-author." Somehow, the two just don't seem to go together to him.

When he was a kid, everyone told him that comic books were garbage and would rot his brain, but he had the last laugh. Raised on a steady diet of comics, he worked in the comic book industry for ten years, but now writes full-time because, well, wouldn't you?

The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy & Goth Girl is his first novel. Unsoul'd is his latest. There are a whole bunch in between, featuring everything from the aftermath of child abuse to pre-teens with superpowers to serial killers. He clearly does not know how to stick to one subject.
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Coming this Fall: A New Short Story!

Remember those Alvin Schwartz horror anthologies from the 90s? Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and others like it?


Well, there’s a tribute anthology coming out this fall, titled Don’t Turn Out the Lights, and yours truly is a part of it!


My short horror tale “Copy and Paste Kill” will be part of the anthology, which lands on September 1, 2020!


Here’s the official scoop:


Featuring stories from R.L

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Flash by Barry Lyga
"There was already one trilogy of kid-friendly novelettes that Barry Lyga wrote for The Flash, and now he's finally getting to play crossover just in time for the CW's own Crisis on Infinite Earths adaptation - even if it is far more inspired by Crisi" Read more of this review »
Barry Lyga made a comment on My First Book Launch
" Allison wrote: "This has to be something you never forget. Thanks for writing such wonderful books. I work in a High School library and Game and I Hun ...more "
MARVEL's Avengers by Barry Lyga
"A Review of the Audiobook

Published by Disney in 2018.
Read by Tom Taylorson.
Duration: 10 hours, 4 minutes.
Unabridged.


This book is a prequel to the record-breaking Marvel Cinematic Universe's Infinity War movies, telling the early life story of the" Read more of this review »
Flash by Barry Lyga
"I'm always excited for these Flash books to come out, and this was another great read. Great action, great set up for the rest of this set of novels. Excellent ways of explaining things, adding easter eggs, and since these books take place in an alte" Read more of this review »
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" Thanks, Alisson! I hope you enjoy all of them! "
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Down Time by Barry Lyga
Nope. The economics of print don’t work for shorter pieces. That’s why all of the prequels have been e-only.
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“You won't even know you've crossed the line until it's way back in your rearview mirror.”
Barry Lyga, I Hunt Killers

“See, forgiveness doesn't happen all at once. It's not an event -- it's a process. Forgiveness happens while you're asleep, while you're dreaming, while you're inline at the coffee shop, while you're showering, eating, farting, jerking off. It happens in the back of your mind, and then one day you realize that you don't hate the person anymore, that your anger has gone away somewhere. And you understand. You've forgiven them. You don't know how or why. It sneaked up on you. It happened in the small spaces between thoughts and in the seconds between ideas and blinks. That's where forgiveness happens. Because anger and hatred, when left unfed, bleed away like air from a punctured tire, over time and days and years. Forgiveness is stealth. At least, that's what I hope.”
Barry Lyga, Boy Toy

“This is why I forgive, but I don't forget. When you forget someone, the forgiveness doesn't mean anything anymore.”
Barry Lyga, I Hunt Killers

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