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J.D. Rhoades

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J.D. Rhoades is America's foremost writer of the genre known as "Redneck noir," and his biography reads like "Tobacco Road" as written by Hunter S. Thompson.

Rhoades never knew his parents; he was found abandoned on the steps of a cut-rate Filipino tax preparation service in Slidell, La. As a child, he was bounced around between a series of orphanages, reformatories and opium dens. His first brush with the law came when he shot a man in Reno just to watch him die. He was seven years old at the time.

Rhoades first turned to drugs at the age of five, when he discovered you could get high by snorting Nestle’s Quik through a rolled up copy of Highlights magazine. Since then, he claims to have ingested marijuana, peyote, heroin, psilocybin, upper
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J.D. Rhoades In the words of Dorothy Parker, “I hate writing, I love having written.” When it's finished, and I look at it and go, "Yes. That's it,"--that's a…moreIn the words of Dorothy Parker, “I hate writing, I love having written.” When it's finished, and I look at it and go, "Yes. That's it,"--that's a great moment. Of course, that moment immediately fades as I begin second guessing everything. (less)
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message 19: by Stan

Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, JD. It may interest you that one of my books, "Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom", is now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)
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message 18: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Dusty. Lovely to catch up with you here. Hope the indie world is treating you well. How's the writing going?


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William O'Brien Thank U for your friendship!
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Harlequin Books Hello J.D., it is a pleasure to meet you.


message 14: by Joy

Joy love the dog. woof woof. Someone threw out a red nosed pit bull here the other day and it come up on the elevated train where I was heading to a poetry feature. Needless to say I never made the feature. Someone had to grad the baby and care for it. Its paws were ripped and torn and the policeman who came kept taking pics of it licking me and sending it to everyone he knew. The dog didn't make it to the shelter.
woof woof


message 13: by Rowena

Rowena Hi, J.d.

Thank you for finding me. I like the term "redneck noir"!

Rowena Cherry [image error]


message 12: by Pamela

Pamela J.D. I was reading your bioagrapy and boy is any of it true? Because that can be a book in it self but considering James Frey wrote it then I understand!

Pam


message 11: by Jeannie

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Thanks J.D. for recommending Trigger City...sounds thrilling!
Jeannie


message 10: by Pamela

Pamela Hello J.d good to see you on Goodreads! You get around lol. I need to get out more often and check out some of your books they look like good suspence novels.
Have a great weekend

Pam~


message 9: by Jane

Jane Thanks for recommending Kristy Kiernan'a Matters of Faith, J.D. I'll add it to the TBR list.


Abbeville Press Hi J.D., and thanks for the add!

We do hope you check back with us for updates on our books and our online media.


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hello J.D., Wow...your bio is more interesting than a lot of novels I've read. Thanks for adding me as a friend. If you have the time, I'd love for you to visit my web site, jeanniebarber.com. I'm a novice writer so feel free to make any kind of suggestions, ideas or thoughts to correct it. While you're there, please sign the guestbook, too!
Thanks,
Jeannie



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Ilyn Ross Thank you, J.D., for joining.

I wish you good fortune on your books (added them in our group's bookshelves).


message 5: by Ilyn

Ilyn Ross Hello J.D.,

Thank you for being my friend. How are you? Congratulations and good luck on your books.

When you have the time, please visit the Happy & Brainy Group, and the author giveaways (Reason Reigns is listed).


Warmest regards,

Ilyn



message 4: by Terri

Terri you look like you are reading my mind. I was going to add you as friend in goodreads. oh well, thanks for add.


Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩ hi! thanx for adding me as a friend. :D


Sandra Love your author info! All of your books sound exciting, but I'm sorry to say I haven't read any of them---yet! I'm going to remedy that.

Sandra Kay


Patricia You need to add your books to your shelf and I need to add your books to my shelf.

Pat


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