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Bernard Schaffer

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Bernard Schaffer is the author of multiple novels, including the Santero and Rein Thriller series, and a non-fiction book studied at universities and police academies all across the United States. But that's not all.

In addition to writing, he is a full-time police detective (active duty, not retired), former child actor (retired, not active), and father of two children.

He credits his "voracious love of reading"at an early age with inspiring him to write.

He published several small-press stories in the 1990's, before attending the Montgomery County Municipal Police Academy. Since March, 2000, he has been a Warrington Township Police Officer. He has been a detective since 2005, and is a court-recognized narcotics expert and child forensic
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Paperback Release Day!

THE THIEF OF ALL LIGHT is now available in paperback, and what a gorgeous looking book it is. I love the way the cover glistens in the light. Hopefully it will be in supermarkets, Walmarts, airports, and everywhere else people still buy paperbacks.
Growing up, hardback books were a rare thing to come by. I'll always have a fond place in my heart for paperbacks. It's a true pleasure and honor to... Read more of this blog post »
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“Listen, Stephen King used to write in the washroom of his trailer after his kids went to sleep. Harlan Ellison wrote in the stall of a bathroom of his barracks during boot camp. Elmore Leonard got up at 5 AM every morning to write before work.
Every time my alarm goes off at 5 AM and I don’t want to get up, or I would rather sit down after work and play a videogame, I think about those guys. Take care of your family. They need you and love you. Make time for them. Then stop screwing around and finish your damn book.”
Bernard Schaffer, Whitechapel: The Final Stand Of Sherlock Holmes

“You cannot stand for civil rights + not support gay marriage. You cannot stand for human rights + not support gay marriage. It's that simple.
Everywhere, the voice of the oppressed must echo + ring out or else it will be crushed by the tyranny of wickedness.”
Bernard Schaffer

“Never think I'm worried about losing sales by speaking out for human rights + gun control. I'd rather be broke than corrupt.”
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“My book is extremely graphic. I make no apologies for it. But it is graphic only because I told the truth about what the Ripper did to his victims.”
Bernard Schaffer, Whitechapel: The Final Stand Of Sherlock Holmes

“Bill Thompson edited ‘Whitechapel,’ and his first question to me was, “Why in God’s name do you want to bring down Superman?” And my answer was, and remains, by breaking down Holmes as this untouchable machine, it gives him the chance to become the hero we need him to be.”
Bernard Schaffer, Whitechapel: The Final Stand Of Sherlock Holmes

“Listen, Stephen King used to write in the washroom of his trailer after his kids went to sleep. Harlan Ellison wrote in the stall of a bathroom of his barracks during boot camp. Elmore Leonard got up at 5 AM every morning to write before work.
Every time my alarm goes off at 5 AM and I don’t want to get up, or I would rather sit down after work and play a videogame, I think about those guys. Take care of your family. They need you and love you. Make time for them. Then stop screwing around and finish your damn book.”
Bernard Schaffer, Whitechapel: The Final Stand Of Sherlock Holmes

“My mom worked as a hairdresser at the Village Mall in Horsham Township when I was a little kid. There was a movie theater in the mall that showed second-run features, and I have clear memories of being around five years old and walking through the mall by myself to go watch Star Wars. I believe I saw it in that theater twenty-one times. The research definitely began then.

Actually, it began even earlier. Before I was born, my father conspired with my uncle to name me Wyatt, after Wyatt Earp. There was an election held by putting names into a hat, and whatever name was drawn would be the winner. Uncle Billy distracted the people in attendance while my dad rigged the hat so that every name inside read Wyatt. My mom was horrified at the result, but eventually uncovered their ruse.

The research was really just me referring to things I already knew from the life I’ve lived. You either hear the music of the open range and a man with two six-shooters or you don’t. You either look out at the stars and wonder what lies beyond them or…I don’t know what you are…someone who loves Nicholas Sparks books.”
Bernard J. Schaffer

“You cannot stand for civil rights + not support gay marriage. You cannot stand for human rights + not support gay marriage. It's that simple.
Everywhere, the voice of the oppressed must echo + ring out or else it will be crushed by the tyranny of wickedness.”
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Natasha Thank you for connecting with me on goodreads, I look forward to sharing some good books and some not so good good books with you -♥-
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Harlequin Books Hello Bernard, it is a pleasure to meet you.


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Jesse Hanson Very nice to be included among your friends, Bernard. Your work looks truly interesting and I hope to get to take a closer look one day when I'm not so far behind.
Meanwhile, I also hope you'll consider my spiritual allegory, Song of George: Portrait of an Unlikely Holy Man. It's fiction (and experimental), but is inspired by events from my own life. Best wishes to you. Namaste, jesse


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