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Haris Orkin

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I was a shy, skinny, bookish, bespectacled, and insecure twelve old living in the suburbs of Chicago when I first realized what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to be Alexander Mundy in It Takes a Thief. I wanted to be James West in The Wild, Wild West. I wanted to be James Bond. Those men had no fear. They were confident in any situation and were comfortable in their own skin. I think that was the biggest fantasy of all for an awkward pre-teen struggling through puberty and that’s what inspired You Only Live Once. At age twelve I lived a life of perpetual embarrassment. In hindsight, that’s probably how most twelve year olds feel, but at the time, I didn’t know that.

So I started lifting weights. I boxed. I studied karate. I became
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Haris Orkin It's great to be able roll out of bed and get too work in sweatpants and a t-shirt after a fifteen second commute. But it's also great to live in your…moreIt's great to be able roll out of bed and get too work in sweatpants and a t-shirt after a fifteen second commute. But it's also great to live in your imagination and experience the lives of other people in other worlds who do much more heroic things than rolling out of bed and getting to work after a fifteen second commute.(less)
Haris Orkin It's different for everyone, but I find it helps if I write every day and don't judge what I'm doing. Just get it down and keep writing. I can always …moreIt's different for everyone, but I find it helps if I write every day and don't judge what I'm doing. Just get it down and keep writing. I can always fix it later. That's what rewrites are for. Some days are better than others...but for me it's about tapping into my subconscious and finding the flow.(less)
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A new Q and A with me on Goldhammer is less than a week away from being released.

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"If you ever wondered what Sir Ian Fleming would have written if he were on just a touch of acid and had a bit of Peter Seller’s DNA, you need to read this book. In fact the hell with all that; just read the damn book. What a ride! Funny, suspenseful," Read more of this review »
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"As a native Washington state resident, I have spent my fair share of time on the Puget Sound. I married in to a boating family. I was over joyed when our hero made a random trip to the San Juan islands! What a surprise for me to get to have a charact" Read more of this review »
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A fun, fast-paced, shocking, sometimes funny, sometimes harrowing Tarentinoesque thrill ride. The plot has many shocking twists and turns, but I think what makes this novel work so well are the characters. Every single character, even the minor chara ...more
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“Democracy? Seriously? You know as well as I do that most people aren’t very smart. And the more computers do for people, the stupider they get. They don’t bother learning anything, because they assume all human knowledge is right there at their fingertips. They become more and more ignorant until they lose their ability to reason or understand even the simplest things. Facts become meaningless and they are easily swayed by idiots and their lies. Look who they elect to lead them? The stupid leading the stupid. No, we tried democracy and it was a grand experiment, but look where it led us.”
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