Col Bury

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Col Bury is the former crime editor of award winning ezine, Thrillers, Killers ‘n’ Chillers. His short stories can be found in many anthologies, including, The Mammoth Books of Best British Crime 9, 10 & 11. His fiction is scattered around the net, at the likes of A Twist Of Noir and The Flash Fiction Offensive, as well as two short story collections on Amazon. Col is busy developing a crime novel series and hopes to 'grace' the bookshelves soon!
He lives in Manchester, UK with his wonderful wife and two beautiful children. When he's not working, being a daddy, writing, reading or editing, he shoots pool or watches his beloved Manchester City FC.

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Col Bury Chad B. wrote: "Col, thank you for the friend connect.
Wishing only the very best in 2014!

Chad"


All the best, Chad!


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Col Bury Andy wrote: "nice to meet you Col:)"

You too!


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Col Bury Andy wrote: "nice to meet you Col:)"

You too, Andy. Better late than never!


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Col Bury Zoë wrote: "Hi Col. Thanks for Friending me. Great to catch up with you here. How's the writing going with you?"
Hi Zoe, Sorry I missed this. Yeah, great to hook up on here. Got the thumbs up from US agent and awaiting UK agent's response...


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Zoë Sharp Hi Col. Thanks for Friending me. Great to catch up with you here. How's the writing going with you?


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Andy nice to meet you Col:)


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