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David Grant Urban

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David Grant Urban is an award-winning author and San Diego native who has done a little of everything in life, but prefers writing most of all.

His debut novel, a literary noir thriller titled "A Line Intersected," has won several awards, including:

-2018 IAN Book of the Year Award Finalist
-2018 American Fiction Awards Finalist
-2018 Readers Favorite Finalist
–2018 Florida Book Festival Runner Up
-2018 Wishing Shelf Awards Finalist
-2018 Hollywood Book Festival Honorable Mention
-2018 Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention
–2018 New England Book Festival Honorable Mention
-2018 London Book Festival Honorable Mention

At nineteen he bicycled border to border and lived briefly in Vancouver, Canada, before traveling coast to coast by train several times.
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I recently spent a wonderful evening with the Book Club Divas in San Diego. Lis Johnson, the leader of the Divas, had invited me to speak about my noir mystery novel, “A Line Intersected.”

It was a wonderful group, although a bit intimidating: all the members were highly educated and accomplished career teachers, principals, and school board members. I did my best to answer some penetrating questi

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“He pulled out a short-barreled pistol from the drawer and placed it on the desktop. It was not what he was looking for. The pistol might have been a stapler for all he noticed.”
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“We stared at each other, bound by common experience, but each looking at the other through the steady crosshairs of inherent distrust.”
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“Love may come more than once, but there is only one first love. The only time there is nothing to compare it to. Every subsequent love has to deal with the ghost of the first.”
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“The tragedy of man is the difference between what he can be, and what he is.”
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“Truth is an illusionary ideal, a structure with a foundation of opinion, garnished by selected facts, eroded over time and rebuilt new every generation.”
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“Civilization is diaphanous: a dazzling display, beautiful, a brilliant golden orb of order and geometric precision. But just touch it lightly and see toward you what evil things crawl.”
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“Unclaimed or abandoned bodies. There could be no stronger definition of loneliness.”
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“He looked at me and smiled. I was thinking he would fit in perfectly at any college campus across the country. Instead, he ran a Godforsaken library, offering lost souls in a lost desert whatever pleasure the world’s scribblers might provide. I said goodbye and left the library.”
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