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Bernard Schaffer

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Bernard Schaffer is the author of the acclaimed Santero and Rein Thriller series, featuring detective Carrie Santero and her mentor, the troubled Jacob Rein. The Thief of All Light, An Unsettled Grave, and Blood Angel, are available from Kensington Books.

His first western, Face of a Snake, will debut in 2021, from Berkley Books. There are two more scheduled for release after that.

Schaffer's award winning non-fiction book, Way of the Warrior: The Philosophy of Law Enforcement, is taught in universities and police academies around the world.

Visit him @BernardSchaffer or www.bernardschaffer.com.
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Adam: Thank you so much. Right now there are no plans for another S+R book. I feel lucky to have done three and wrote the ending to BLOOD ANGEL with the idea that if it was the end, it would be an end I could live with.
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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.”
Bernard Schaffer




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Dianna Hardy Thanks for the friends request (great profile pic) :)


Tee loves Kyle Jacobson Thanks for the friendship!


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 -♥-
Sincerely Natasha
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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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