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Paul Schneider

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Paul is currently the editor of Martha's Vineyard Magazine, the leading general interest magazine about the storied island off the coast of Massachusetts.

He is also the author of five books of non-fiction, most recently Old Man River: The Mississippi in North American History. (Henry Holt, 2013). The book was well reviewed in the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere.

Previous books include:

Bonnie and Clyde: The Lives Behind the Legend, which the LA Times called "extraordinarily immediate, not to mention lurid," and Oprah Magazine said "ignites like a combustion engine, driving the narrative toward its gruesome climax."

Brutal Journey: Cabeza de Vaca and the Epic First Crossing of North America, which Candice Millard, writing for
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Paul Schneider Hi Marnie, unfortunately for me I don't get to the Adirondacks very often any more. In my constant struggle between being a mountain lover and an…moreHi Marnie, unfortunately for me I don't get to the Adirondacks very often any more. In my constant struggle between being a mountain lover and an ocean lover, the sea has temporarily won out. The best way to reach me is at pschneider@mvmagazine.com

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It's always a thrill--and a relief--to get good reviews. Especially before the book even comes out.

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Paul don't worry, though I have to confess I didn't read the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, or 7th very closely and haven't opened 8 or 9 yet. :)

great news on the nomination. good luck. congrats.




Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me today. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened to create so many messages. Some weird glitch.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.

-Jeremy


Jeremy Here’s wishing you a nifty New Year filled with noiseless noses, neato nicknames, noble Nebraskans, gnarly narcoleptic nebulas, and novel novels about nut-eating narwhals and novercaphobic gnats.

-Jeremy :)

P.S.—I’m currently offering autographed/personally-inscribed copies of my novel, Vacation, with free shipping for those in the US. If there’s anything you could do to help me spread the word about this, I’d really appreciate it. Feel free to click here for details:
http://hauntedhousedressing.com/signe...


Jeremy Hi Paul!

Here’s wishing you a yippee-filled Yuletime overflowing with yard-long yams, yapping yoyo-yanking yetis, yak-milk yeast-cakes, and yellow yarn-yielding year-end yard-gnomes.

-Jeremy :)


Jeremy Thanks for the friendship, Paul!

If you don't mind sharing--I'm curious, what's your favorite novel of all time (if you have one)?

Also, I was wondering if you'd do me the honor of reading about my debut novel, Vacation. Your support would mean a lot to me. If you'd like to do me this honor, feel free to click here:
http://www.hauntedhousedressing.com/v...

Here’s wishing you a fantastic day filled with fabulous fates, fanciful festivities, and frolicking phantom footstools.

-Jeremy :)


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