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John Andrew Karr

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John Andrew Karr (also John A. Karr) writes of the strange and spectacular. He is the author of a handful of independent and small press novels and novellas, including the Mars Wars science fiction series via Kensington Books’ Rebel Base imprint. Short stories have appeared in New Reader Magazine, Flame Tree Publishing, Danse Macabre, Allegory and others.

He’s a North Carolina resident, IT worker, and all-around family guy. He is also an ardent believer in the quote from Carl van Doren (1885-1950), U.S. man of letters: Yes, it's hard to write, but it's harder not to.

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John Andrew Karr Ever heard the James Bond movie theme, "You Only Live Twice", sung by Nancy Sinatra? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_w4D...

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Detonation Event (Mars Wars...

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Ghostly Summons

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Dark Resurrection

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“Carl van Doren (1885-1950), U.S. man of letters: Yes, it's hard to write, but it's harder not to.”
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message 1: by Ilyn (last edited Mar 08, 2009 06:57PM)

Ilyn Ross Hello John,

How are you? Thank you for accepting my friend-request and for joining Goodreads Tea Party. Good fortune on Dark Resurrection. I wish you all the best for 2009 and always.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: Happy & Brainy Group, To the Glory of Man, and Reason Reigns. Have a marvelous week. Warmest regards.


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