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Richard Seltzer

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Born
in Clarksville, TN, The United States
February 23, 1946

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I now live in Milford, CT, where I write fiction full-time.

My novel Nevermind was just published by All Things that Matter Press. That same publisher did two other novels of mine, Parallel Lives (in March) and Beyond the 4th Door (in August). They also also have three other novels of mine under contract (Shakespeare's Twin Sister, Breeze and To Gether Tales. These novels overlap and echo in interesting ways, with stories inside stories and touches of magical realism. This is not by intent, but rather that all of them grew from my life experiences and from exploring themes that matter to me. They can be read in any order. They are independent stories, with stylistic and thematic overlaps. Each creates a different view of reality, a differen
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New Shakespeare Novel

I just finished first draft of my novel
The Bard of Eastport, a Celebration of Shakespeare. That's my second Shakespeare novel. My first, Shakespeare's Twin Sister, will be published by All Things That Matter Press.

Publishers interested in this one should contact me immediately while it's still available :-)

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Tracey (Life and Literature) Thanks so much for the goodreads friendship Richard!


Majenta Hello, Richard! Thank you for contacting me! Congratulations on your books. Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Happy Friday, have a great weekend! Blessings!
Best wishes from Majenta


Richard Seltzer Thanks. I'm new here.
I've kept a list of every book I read since 1958, and I'm entering them all here. So I'm quickly getting a high number of "books read" but I know very little about how goodreads works.
Richard


Olivia Hi,

Thanks so much for the friend invite! Welcome to GR! :)


message 3: by Tani

Tani Thanks for the friend invite. Looking forward for your bookish updates. Happy Reading! <3


Richard Seltzer Kasia wrote: "Thank you for the friend invite, I've added covers to some of the books you had on here that were missing and I will fix some of the data as well so all links :)"

Thank you.
Richard


message 1: by Kasia (last edited Jun 05, 2020 04:46PM)

Kasia Thank you for the friend invite, I've added covers to some of the books you had on here that were missing and I will fix some of the data as well so all links :)


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