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Scott Semegran is an award-winning writer of eight books. BlueInk Review described him best as “a gifted writer, with a wry sense of humor.” His latest novel, The Benevolent Lords of Sometimes Island, is about four middle school friends who sneak away to an abandoned lake house to evade the wrath of high school bullies, only to become stranded on the lake’s desolate island. His previous novel, To Squeeze a Prairie Dog: An American Novel, was the 2019 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Winner: Silver Medal for Fiction - Humor/Comedy, the 2019 Texas Author Project Winner for Adult Fiction, and the 2020 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Gold Medal Winner for Humor. His book Sammie & Budgie was the first place winner for Fiction in the 2018 ...more

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The Butterfly Effect

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Modicum

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US Selfies Book Awards Ceremony

Hey Goodreads friends! My book, The Benevolent Lords of Sometimes Island, is shortlisted for the US Selfies Book Awards. The awards ceremony to announce the two winners (one for adult fiction and one for younger readers) is this Thursday, June 24th at 5pm CST. Wish me luck! If you'd like to attend the ceremony, then register for the Zoom event here:

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This lovely novel of historical fiction takes place in Belfast, Ireland during World War Two, where we find our 20-year old protagonist, Hettie, escorting a 3-year old elephant from the shipyard to the zoo. Hettie has landed her dream job as a zookee ...more
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Joseph Conrad
“the mind of man is capable of anything--because everything is in it, all the past as well as the future”
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“If you want to really hurt you parents, and you don't have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”
Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

Charles Bukowski
“Genius could be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way, or even to say a simple thing in a simpler way.”
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George Carlin
“People are wonderful. I love individuals. I hate groups of people. I hate a group of people with a 'common purpose'. 'Cause pretty soon they have little hats. And armbands. And fight songs. And a list of people they're going to visit at 3am. So, I dislike and despise groups of people but I love individuals. Every person you look at; you can see the universe in their eyes, if you're really looking.”
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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.”
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Collette Scott Hi Scott!

Thanks so much. It's great to connect :)


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Scott Semegran Becca wrote: "Hi Scott :D"
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Becca Hi Scott :D


Natasha Thank you for connecting with me, Its so good to have another book loving reader as a goodreads friend. I look forward to sharing my love of books with you. Please check out my book blog "Where Every Book = A New Adventure", if you haven't already. -♥-


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