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Jeremy Bates

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USA TODAY and #1 AMAZON bestselling author Jeremy Bates has published more than twenty novels and novellas, which have been translated into several languages, optioned for film and TV, and downloaded more than one million times. Midwest Book Review compares his work to "Stephen King, Joe Lansdale, and other masters of the art." He has won both an Australian Shadows Award and a Canadian Arthur Ellis Award. He was also a finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards decided by readers. The novels in the "World's Scariest Places" series are set in real locations and include Suicide Forest in Japan, The Catacombs in Paris, Helltown in Ohio, Island of the Dolls in Mexico, and Mountain of the Dead in Russia. The novels in th ...more

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Jeremy Bates By deleting a lot of stuff I have written! Writer's block is usually your subconscious telling you something you've written isn't right...and thus you…moreBy deleting a lot of stuff I have written! Writer's block is usually your subconscious telling you something you've written isn't right...and thus you can't move forward with the story.(less)
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Thanks for replying. I don't plan very much in the sense I don't plot out each chapter. Nor do I really do intensive character sketches. Most…more
Hey Jeff,

Thanks for replying. I don't plan very much in the sense I don't plot out each chapter. Nor do I really do intensive character sketches. Most important, for me anyway, is to get an idea or hook I like, then basically go with it from there. I try to have an understanding of what's going to happen in the novel, but it never usually turns out exactly that way, which is why I keep away from making too detailed outlines.

For Suicide Forest, for example, I knew I wanted some English teachers to get lost in Suicide Forest. At that time, I wasn't sure if the enemy was going to be real or supernatural or what. All that kind of just evolved based on how the story was progressing.

So, as you said, I guess I let the characters take the reins!(less)
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message 38: by Rod

Rod Hi Jeremy
thank you for accepting my friend request just read
"A taste Of Fear" and really enjoyed it
look forward to reading more soon
cheers
Rod


message 37: by C.J.

C.J. Heck C.J. Heck
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Hello Jeremy,
It's such a pleasure having you for a friend. I am looking forward to reading your work! Thank you and best wishes to you.
Warmest regards,
CJ


Victoria Yang Thanks for the friend request! It's always nice meeting a fellow Canadian on here. :)


s.penkevich Thank you for the friend request!


message 34: by Kevis

Kevis Hendrickson Thanks for the friendship, Jeremy. Looking forward to connecting with you here on GR.


message 33: by Jeremy

Jeremy Bates Tamara Rose wrote: "Hi Jeremy and thanks for your friendship=)"

no problem, tamara! thanks for accepting :)


message 32: by Jeremy

Jeremy Bates Kelly wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite, Jeremy!"

hey kelly! no problem! looking forward to seeing you around!


message 31: by Tamara

Tamara Rose Blodgett Hi Jeremy and thanks for your friendship=)


message 30: by Kelly

Kelly Thanks for the friend invite, Jeremy!


message 29: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Jeremy

Thanks for Friending me. I see you gave 5 stars to Stephen King's ON WRITING. Great book. But I take it you weren't impressed with FIFTY SHADES...? :)


message 28: by Peg

Peg Brantley Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Jeremy.


message 27: by Beverly

Beverly Preston Thanks for the connection, Jeremy!


George Wani Thank you for the add Jeremy


message 25: by Luce

Luce Hey, Jeremy- thanks for friending me! =)


message 24: by Simon

Simon Thanks for looking me up, Jeremy.


message 23: by Laura

Laura Lawless Jeremy wrote: "any brutally honest opinions about the hunger games movie? ive read the book and have been putting off seeing the movie, but nothing else is playing tonight and considering it............"

I recently finished the book. Have not seen the movie, but I'm thinking of going Sunday. Did you go? If so, what did you think.


message 22: by Haylee

Haylee Hello, how are you? Thanks for the friend request! Look forward to discussing books with you!

-Haylee


message 21: by Jeremy

Jeremy Bates Vladimir wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request Jeremy!"

no problem, vladimir! nice meeting! hope to be chatting books w u soon!


message 20: by Jeremy

Jeremy Bates any brutally honest opinions about the hunger games movie? ive read the book and have been putting off seeing the movie, but nothing else is playing tonight and considering it............


Savannah Jeremy, thank you for the friendship. It is lovely to connect with you..

If you are looking for a hot little read check out my new free release called Lovers Moan

Stay naughty,
Savannah


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Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!


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Rogier Thanks for the friends request!


Tanecia Thanks for the friends request!


message 15: by Sara

Sara Lowe Jeremy, thanks for the friendship! I look forward to reading your blog.


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Sarah Hi Jeremy, thanks for the friend request! (=


VampireNovelFan Thanks for friending, Jeremy!

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Taznim hi Jeremy,
thanks for the add!!!!


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Jill Hi Jeremy, Thanks for your friendship. I've joined your Blog Hop.


Jillian Peery Thanks for the friendship, Jeremy!


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Jenna Hello Jeremy! thanks for friending!
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message 8: by Vone

Vone Savan Hi, Jeremy. Thanks for the request.


message 7: by Gary

Gary Revel It's great to have you as a friend JEREMY:

My memoir - TO LIVE OR MAYBE NOT is at Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com and other book sellers worldwide. It includes details of my birth, youth, US Navy Service, music-Hollywood, Memphis, Nashville, Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Investigation, recording and releasing the single record THEY SLEW THE DREAMER about the MLK assassination.

Paperback and Nook Book

Links to more Jongleur books and book sellers.


Veronica Thanks for the friendship.


Tee loves Kyle Jacobson Jeremy,
Thanks for the friendship! I love your blog :) by the way. I went and had a look around ;)


Harlequin Books Hello Jeremy, it is a pleasure to meet you.


message 3: by Lynn

Lynn Welcome to Goodreads!! It's a great community for both authors and readers:-). I look forward to keeping an eye out for your novel!


Jeremy Bates great! and thx for the welcome, Cheryl!


Cheryl Landmark Thanks for the friend request, Jeremy. Welcome to Goodreads! I definitely do love to read mystery and suspense, so I'll keep an eye out for your book next March.


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