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Jerry Guarino

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"What James Beard was to cooking, Jerry Guarino is to modern fiction."
Paul Soderberg (author of The Elephant Queen)

“I've been a fan of Jerry Guarino's work for a long time, and this latest offering (his debut novel!) is his best piece of fiction yet. Exciting, thrilling, well-researched and interesting, this book was difficult to put down once I picked it up. I love the pacing and the international intrigue so elegantly woven through this book. Working with his seemingly innate talent for crafting realistic, powerful and substantial exchanges between characters, Jerry weaves an impressive tale complete with a sense of steamy sensuality that shouldn't be missed. I loved the ending too!”
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Organic Writing versus Structured Writing  


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“No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.”
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