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D.R. Haney

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Ice Cream, Heroin, and a Chance Encounter at Ralph's (Nonfiction)
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“[...] nothing comes from comfort but the fear of losing it, and that's exactly where my generation made its big mistake. Yet discomfort's no good either. There's just no winning, is there? Do it one way and lose your soul; do it the other way and lose your livelihood. You guys who run the world, you've got all the bases covered.”
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“I read so much, in fact, that one of my exes used to complain that I spent all my money on booze and books, which inconveniently couldn't be bought at the same locations.”
D.R. Haney, Subversia

“It all began with a fuck. What doesn't? I fucked the wrong person; I fucked up the right one; somebody played me a song. It changed my whole life, that song. That's why I later went to so much trouble to find the guy who wrote and sang it.”
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Debbie "DJ" Hi D.R., Thanks for the add :)

message 27: by D.R.

D.R. Haney Busra wrote: "you've built quite a library here, good sir."

Why, thank you! You may be the first to take notice, even though that's what the site is allegedly for. Lately I think it's more for information mining by its new overlords, and for fights between self-published fantasy authors and those who have reviewed their works poorly.

message 26: by Busra

Busra Erkara you've built quite a library here, good sir.

message 25: by Maureen

Maureen hiya duke! when you reply on your own wall, i don't get a notification so i just saw this today. i know: goodreads functionality is not that sophisticated. :)

anyway, please don't mail it. i will be seeing ben at the dork this summer so i'm hoping you can give it to him or that i can fetch it from you myself. will you be around the 20th of July, possibly?


message 24: by D.R. (last edited Jun 24, 2013 01:53PM)

D.R. Haney Thanks, Mo. I took myself FB precisely because I didn't want birthday greetings, but you are always an exception.

I started "Mortal Leap" and put it down. I found the style of it technically "good" but standard for literary fiction. It read slowly for me. Everything seemed to go on much longer than necessary. But I say that not having gotten very far, and now all my reading is research for a series of pieces, similar to the one about Sean Flynn, that are supposed to be collected and published as a book next year. I suppose I should just mail "Mortal Leap" back to you, yes? It's occurred to me several times in the last few weeks that that's what I should do.

message 23: by Maureen

Maureen what? i came by to ask you about mortal leap and realized i here last year to wish you happy birthday 367 days ago. So happy belated birthday, duke! :) mo/xo

message 22: by Maureen

Maureen what? it's your birthday today? i'm so glad i didn't miss it! happy birthday duke! i hope things are swell. you should come to the dork july 23-30. i am going and would love to see you. if that's not possible (and i didn't pay my rent to make it possible for me -- oops), we need to plan a phone date soon. :) mo/xo

message 21: by Kerry

Kerry Hi Duke! I wanted to wish you a happy birthday and realized with your abandonment of most social media this is the only place I have to contact you! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY FRIEND!!!


message 20: by Maureen

Maureen it looks like you got rid of the fb again... so i thought i'd leave this link for you here... you may have already seen this doc about mailer's campaign to be the mayor of new york, but i thought i'd pass it on anyway. :)

hope all is well!



message 19: by D.R. (last edited Mar 27, 2012 12:37AM)

D.R. Haney Sydney wrote: "have you been to the last bookstore in downtown? That is, assuming you're still in the LA area."

I am indeed. For now. But I don't think I've been to that bookstore. It may be the one where someone reported seeing a used copy of my novel for sale. She was really indignant, and told me she went up to the manager or whoever and said, "This book should not be sold for this little!" She's a fan of it, obviously, and I don't doubt her story; it's exactly the sort of thing she would do. Anyway, thanks for the tip, Sydney; I'll make a point of heading over the next I'm downtown.

message 18: by Sydney

Sydney have you been to the last bookstore in downtown? That is, assuming you're still in the LA area. The $1 book section is what I would call a heaven of sorts for those of us obsessed with the cultivation of knowledge in the form of literature.

message 16: by Robby

Robby I wish I could have saved the message you attached with your friend request to me, but I'm pretty sure it disappeared when I approved it. Thank you. :]

Christie "I read so much, in fact, that one of my exes used to complain that I spent all my money on booze and books, which inconveniently couldn't be bought at the same locations."
— D.R. Haney (Subversia)

omg i love this quote! its so true! i have a horrible addiction with Books. ill just spend my money on them even when i have 100 sitting on my shelves waiting to be read. oh well you know what they say, the more the merrier. (keep it mind a book is always better with a little beverage. )

message 14: by D.R.

D.R. Haney K.I. wrote: "Hola!"


message 13: by Aaron

Aaron Dietz Thanks, D.R.! That means a lot to me, coming from the fabled author of Subversia (which I intend to get to soon)! A lot of talent sitting around on that TNB site, for sure. Ben's book was like a long lost (but now found) dream to me....

message 12: by D.R.

D.R. Haney The same, Andrew. Thanks belatedly for the comment.

message 11: by Andrew

Andrew Hello there..apologies if i have been late adding your good self,,such is my e-mail.
Glad to havr the friendship links.

message 10: by D.R.

D.R. Haney No, thank you, Nanette!

message 9: by D.R.

D.R. Haney Didn't see this comment till now! I'm...okay. And you?

Lavinia Ludlow pssst! how are ya bud?

Lavinia Ludlow I think you and I would get along great.

; )

Lavinia Ludlow You sir are a true musician because you know the importance of the drummer.

Lavinia Ludlow Just started reading it...

so far, you have the best opening page I've ever read.

message 4: by Nancy (last edited Jul 04, 2009 05:37AM)

Nancy Have a happy 4th!

message 3: by D.R. (last edited Jun 24, 2009 05:02AM)

D.R. Haney Thanks for being the first fan of BFL.

I just read a description of Totally Killer on Rebecca Adler's website (The Inside Cover) and was completely fascinated. Can't wait to read it.

message 2: by Beth

Beth Hi D.R.,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Goodreads author!

message 1: by Saleh

Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile

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