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John M. McIlveen

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John M. McIlveen is the author of the paranormal suspense novel, HANNAHWHERE, winner of the Drunken Druid Award (Ireland), and nominated for the Bram Stoker Award (HWA). He has also the author of three story collections, A VARIABLE DARKNESS, INFLICTIONS, and JERKS and Other Tales from A Perfect Man.

He works at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and lives in Haverhill, MA with his wife, Roberta Colasanti.

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“There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket – safe, dark, motionless, airless – it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.”
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John McIlveen Susan wrote: "Thanks for friending me, John. I absolutely love your avatar! LOL"

Thank you Susan, my pleasure. That's me on a good day.


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Susan Stec Thanks for friending me, John. I absolutely love your avatar! LOL


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