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Darin Kennedy

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Winston-Salem, NC, The United States



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Darin Kennedy, born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Bowman Gray School of Medicine. After completing family medicine residency in the mountains of Virginia, he served eight years as a United States Army physician and wrote his first novel in 2003 in the sands of northern Iraq. His debut novel, The Mussorgsky Riddle, was born from a fusion of two of his lifelong loves—classical music and world mythology— and is slated for publication by Curiosity Quills Press in Fall/Winter 2014. His short stories can be found in various publications, as well as two short story compilations available on Amazon, and he is currently hard at work on his next novel. Doctor by day and novelist by night, he ...more

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Darin Kennedy The answer to this is twofold. The discovery of the story as it comes out is almost as surprising to me often as it is to the reader, and I enjoy seei…moreThe answer to this is twofold. The discovery of the story as it comes out is almost as surprising to me often as it is to the reader, and I enjoy seeing what happens as much as the next person. More recently, however, it has been hearing from satisfied readers that want to read more of what I write. That's enough to get you to the keyboard anytime!(less)
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Happy New Years 2020!!!

Happy New Year, everyone!

New Years resolution time.

One I’m going to try to keep.

So, I am not a fast writer. I live in awe of some of my friends and fellow writers who can knock out an outstanding 80,000-100,000 word first draft in 30 days, or even 60 or 90 days. Even if I didn’t see patients four days a week, I don’t think I could do that. That’s just not my process. But, I believe I can write mor

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