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Tony Laplume

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Tony Laplume was born in 1980, spent a few years in Rhode Island, but started making his mark in the world when his family relocated to Maine, where he attended every year of his schooling, including college at the University of Maine in Orono (except for a year at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA), where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in English. In high school, he created the comic strip "Newsroom" for the Academic Advocate, which published it from 1998-1999. He wrote a regular opinion column for UMaine's Maine Campus from 2002-2003. He co-founded and worked on the Hemlock literary journal from 2003-2004. In 2007, he co-created the short-lived literary journal Dead Letter Quarterly with A.C. Hall and Derek Koch. He also self-published The Cl ...more

Well, the short story I wrote as a kind of pilot for Montague in the Leviathan was rejected by a literary journal.  It was one of those rejections that tried to make it sound as positive as possible, leading off with "we loved it!" and finishing with "but it wasn't really right for us."  Which meant they didn't love it.  Who do they think they're kidding? 

So I once again have the rejection blu... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.23 · 65 ratings · 16 reviews · 22 distinct worksSimilar authors
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Pale Moonlight

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Miss Simon's Brute

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Yoshimi and the Shadow Clan

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This book is ambiguous. Ultimately, it is about ambiguity. The extent to which it is also about modern China or the search for the eponymous destination...that’s more up for debate.

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Tony Laplume Mercyhurst was a pretty great community to be a part of for a year. I can only wonder what it would've been like for three more. I've never experienced a school merger. Erie itself was pretty great, reminded me a lot of my native Maine. I'm always working on something! Hope post collegiate life has treated you well.


Majenta Hi, Tony! Thanks for contacting me. Congratulations on your books! I hope you're well and having a great week. I'm glad you spent a year in Erie, PA, how did you like it? How did you like Mercyhurst? I attended Villa Maria College and Gannon University (during their merger--was accepted at both, started at Villa, graduated from Gannon. Have you ever lived through a school or college/university merger?). Well, happy reading, writing, and everything else, and all the best for future projects! Have a good day. Blessings!

Best wishes from Majenta


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