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John W. Dennehy is an American novelist, short story writer, and attorney. His thrillers include Clockwork Universe and Pacific Rising .

His stories have appeared in Dual Cost Magazine, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Crimson Streets, Typehouse Literary Magazine, Yellow Mama, Shotgun Honey, and many more. A U.S. Marine veteran he earned degrees from UNC Wilmington and Suffolk Law. John was a Partner in a Boston Law firm for many years. He is a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, and Horror Writers Association.

John's interests are fly fishing, ice fishing and snowshoeing. He lives in New Hampshire.
Website: https://johnwdennehy.com/

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Most of my ideas come from some insertion point, meaning something comes to mind or an image forms. Then I play it out in my mind and determine if it fits as a short story or book length work. Some ideas come from real life with a creative twist, or I just envision something and run with it. Most of the time, the creative ideas come from something that I imagine and then I work the story around the central idea. Others use writing prompts and ground stories and books in real life events.
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