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Dale Wiley

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in Springfield, Missouri, The United States
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Dale Wiley is a Missouri attorney who has had a character named after him on CSI, owned a record label, been interviewed by Bob Edwards on NPR's Morning Edition and made motorcycles for Merle Haggard and John Paul DeJoria. He has three awesome kids and spends his days working as a lawyer fighting the big banks.

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Dale Wiley That's a good question. My mom is from Georgia, and I have family down there whom I'm very close with. The idea to write this book came in a single…moreThat's a good question. My mom is from Georgia, and I have family down there whom I'm very close with. The idea to write this book came in a single moment - when I was with my kids coming back from vacation, looking out the window at an old-style lamp that reminded me so much of Savannah - and the whole idea was set in a matter of minutes. But I've spent a lot of time down there, and maybe that distance made it a fun escape. My next novel - The Jefferson Bible - will be set in Missouri.
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Dale Wiley The ability to carry the day through the written word! I love being able to make something appear that means something to people, and knowing that no…moreThe ability to carry the day through the written word! I love being able to make something appear that means something to people, and knowing that no matter how it goes in "real life," you get the final revision on the printed page.

I've written all kinds of different things, from newspaper articles to books to even a history of The Muny in St. Louis when they turned 75. It's interesting to see when people make a point of reminding you of something you wrote that meant something to them. If you can continue to be vital to someone else's life, long after the fact, that's extraordinary.(less)
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"Meredith Harper, who owns a bookstore in Savannah, Georgia, is an aspiring author without much hope of ever being good enough to be published. She is a great character with an interesting dilemma--and the decision she makes goes badly wrong. The s..." Read more of this review »
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"As beguiling as the quirky and Southern Meredith Harper, this story is filled with quite a few unexpected turns. With elegant prose, and witty dialogue the sizzle between the two lead characters is dazzling, but it is the intrigue of the story tha..." Read more of this review »
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Cool title. Very enjoyable. I hear it may be made into a TV show or movie. I think it would be an excellent choice.
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“marked New Carrolton just about to close its doors, and did another jump-roll between them, once again - you guessed it - landing on the same shoulder. It felt as if it were attached to my body by two painful threads, and it pulsed like the rhythm track at a nightclub. I was sitting on the floor, wincing and making very awful, howl-and-screech-type noises, all of which would have drawn considerable attention in many other venues. However, this was the Washington, DC subway. Several people stared, but not for long. They averted their eyes as I rose and looked around, all dreadfully afraid that I might do something to them. Did I mention that my shoulder hurt like hell? If I didn't, then I should, and even if I did, I should probably emphasize it. Because it was practically all I could think of. I could just feel the blood rushing into it, but I didn't want to examine it, for fear that I might”
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“Almost everything in Washington is big and gray and ugly. I'm talking about buildings here, but a good number of the residents would also fall into the same category. The architects decided to make everything look Roman and Greek, which might be all right if you were in Rome or Athens, but all it ended up doing in DC was making the main part of the city look like a bunch of poorly-decorated wedding cakes. They built the kinds of buildings which could be loved by the old and feared by the young, daring anyone idealistic to try and change a thing. Every day I saw the same congregation of tourists gawk and dawdle in front of those buildings as if they expected them to move, or change colors, or do”
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