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Shaun David Hutchinson

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Shaun is a major geek and all about nerdy shenanigans. He is the author of We Are the Ants, The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley, The Deathday Letter, fml, and the editor of the anthology Violent Ends. Find out more information at shaundavidhutchinson.com. He currently lives in South Florida with his dog and watches way too much Doctor Who.

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Shaun David Hutchinson Oh absolutely. There's a lot of me in Henry, though I think Henry is far stronger than I ever was at that age.
Shaun David Hutchinson The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley came to me in the strangest of ways. I was supposed to be working on a book about a concert and a road trip (be…moreThe Five Stages of Andrew Brawley came to me in the strangest of ways. I was supposed to be working on a book about a concert and a road trip (be thankful I never finished it), so I wasn't looking to start a new project, but there I was watching TV—it's not important what show I was watching...okay, it was Private Practice...don't tell anyone—and there was a scene in a hospital where a man had lost his wife. One of the doctors realized he'd been sitting in the waiting room all day, and she asked him why. He told her that his wife had died earlier that day, and that if he left, it would be admitting she was really gone.

So I started thinking about this boy who lost someone, and how he'd decided to stay in the hospital where they'd died because it was the last place they'd been alive. At the same time, there was a story about a boy who'd gotten into a disagreement with some other boys about a video game. They doused him with rubbing alcohol and set him on fire.

I just started writing it, and Drew's voice came through so loud that I couldn't ignore it. I set aside everything I was working on to write the first draft of that book.

I drew upon my own experiences working in hospitals and with the fire department during my EMT training, and wove that together with my love of comic books. So many unlikely interests fed the creation of Five Stages. (less)
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I have a lot of thoughts right now. Many of them contain a lot of profanity. I’ve spent the last two days angry and I’m probably going to spend many more angry. I’m not even entirely sure who I’m angry at yet. What I do know is that, at some point, I need to turn my anger to something productive. I need to fight for the changes I want to see in the world.


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" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? SH: Is the coffee ready yet? SS: What is your motto or maxim? SH: Carpe Mortediem! (Seize the Deathday!) What Readers want to know... SS: How would you describe perfect happiness? SH:..." ...More

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Last Year by Robert Charles Wilson
Last Year
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This was a book full of ideas. It was about a group of people from the future who found a way into the past and set up a way to make money there. It could have explored a lot of things. How did they learn to travel to the past? What were the ramifica ...more
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This is the first book I've had the pleasure of finishing this year, and it was wonderful. Like always, Marchetta has a keen eye for families and friendships. It did become somewhat heavy-handed at times, but I was so caught up in the lives of these ...more
Shaun Hutchinson is 20% done with Last Year: Seriously, was Wilson being paid every time he mentioned Oakleys? It's like a really long commercial for sunglasses.
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Another wonderful installment in the Expanse series. I didn't enjoy this one as much as the previous books, but I think that was mostly due to the multiple POVs this time. I'm used to there being multiple POVs, but there were so many this time that i ...more
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“We may not get to choose how we die, but we can chose how we live. The universe may forget us, but it doesn't matter. Because we are the ants, and we'll keep marching on.”
Shaun David Hutchinson, We Are the Ants

“Depression isn't a war you win. It's a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest.”
Shaun David Hutchinson, We Are the Ants

“Sometimes I think gravity may be death in disguise. Other times I think gravity is love, which is why love's only demand is that we fall.”
Shaun David Hutchinson, We Are the Ants

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“I want to live and work alone. If we get married, do I have to live with you? No, he said. Will you marry me? Do I have to act like a wife? I don’t really want to be a wife. No, you don’t need to be a wife, he said. Will you marry me? If we get married, will we be able to sleep with other people? Yep, he said. Will you marry me? Can I maintain total control of my life? I need total control of my life. Yes, darling. I’m not trying to control you. At all. Will you marry me? I probably don’t want kids. That’s fine. I already have three. They’re great. Will you marry me? If I marry you and it doesn’t work, can we just get divorced? Sure, he said brightly.”
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Gary Revel Thanks Shaun:

My Memoir - TO LIVE OR MAYBE NOT
At Barnes and Noble

My birth in Alabama, youth, high school-Holmes County High School, US Navy Service, music-Hollywood, Memphis, Nashville, Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Investigation, recording and releasing the single record of the song about the MLK assassination, THEY SLEW THE DREAMER and more.

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