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John Casey

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JOHN CASEY is a novelist and Pushcart Prize-nominated poet from New Hampshire. He is the author of DEVOLUTION, book one of The Devolution Trilogy. EVOLUTION, book two, will be released in 2021 and REVELATION is the capstone of the psychological spy thriller series. Casey is the author of RAW THOUGHTS as well, a compelling and mindful fusion of poetic and photographic art (nominated for the National Book Award and Griffin Poetry Prize). His poetry has been featured internationally in numerous literary journals and magazines. A Veteran combat and test pilot with a Master of Arts from Florida State University, Casey also served as a Diplomat and International Affairs Strategist at U.S. embassies in Germany and Ethiopia, the Pentagon, and elsew ...more

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John Casey I don't usually recognize writer's block as a problem. If I get stuck, I accept that it's either because I'm not in the right frame of mind to be writ…moreI don't usually recognize writer's block as a problem. If I get stuck, I accept that it's either because I'm not in the right frame of mind to be writing, or because I haven't prepared sufficiently for what I am working on. So, I either walk away and come back to it later, or do some research. Either way, when I get back to it the "block" is gone.(less)
John Casey I can only answer this for myself, as I believe that creative writing is oftentimes a very personal thing. For me, it is in the creation. When I am fi…moreI can only answer this for myself, as I believe that creative writing is oftentimes a very personal thing. For me, it is in the creation. When I am finished with a scene, or a poem, or I've ended a chapter in what I believe to be a perfect way, I get a real sense of satisfaction. Even when I go back through what I've already written, and find ways to write it better, I fell like I've accomplished something. Once a work is complete, and I am sure I've done all I can to make it as good as possible, I am content that my readers will get something good out of it. This is the long-term goal--anything else would be pointless.(less)
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EVOLUTION Release Delayed 1 Month

The first edition print run for Evolution has been delayed one month due to a temporary Covid shutdown of the printing company. EVOLUTION will now be released at the end of March. Look for it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and everywhere else books are sold.

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"John Casey has accomplished the nearly impossible—to follow up his singular, thrilling, and insightful debut novel with an even more impressive sequel. Like a chess Grandmaster, he sets up the narrative and then all of a sudden, BOOM!

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"This review is of draft pre-published version. A great follow-up to Devolution. The book is well paced, well researched and well written. Michael Dolan continues to develop as a talented yet conflicted protagonist trying to grow into his new career i" Read more of this review »
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"John Casey has done it again, delivering a page-turning thriller in the second installment of his trilogy. In Evolution, we meet some of the characters who were first introduced in Devolution, including "better-than-Jack Ryan-protagonist" Michael Dol" Read more of this review »
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“Maybe you are amazing and beautiful. I just can't see it anymore.”
John Casey, Raw Thoughts

“Even when dreaming I'm falling so fast, then waking last-second, eyes wide. And feeling, after the terror has passed, a little emptier inside.”
John Casey, Raw Thoughts

“Shock no thinking just decide. Rage from nowhere down inside. Sensing ruin, cannot tell, kill the threat or run like hell?”
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“Pursue in lieu of a full mind, mindfulness. Absent this, the value of all, of everything, or nearly so is nearly nothing.”
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“Even the happiest fall prey to the plastic, the vacuous virtual. And some little voice keeps whispering to us 'There’s something wrong here.”
John Casey, Raw Thoughts

“If you’ve lost everything, find yourself. If you haven’t, find yourself anyway.”
John Casey, Raw Thoughts

“If you believe you have found yourself, keep searching. You are deeper than you think.”
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“I find it all too easy to overlook the good things. I suppose this is common, but I don't wish to be common.”
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