Carla H. Krueger

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Dear readers,

I’m Carla and I write short and long fiction, depending how much ink is in the pen. I grew up in an unconventional family in an unconventional community surrounded by wild, wonderful and sometimes pretty weird people and, yes you’re right, a lot of that stuff does end up in my fiction. When it comes to stories – those I read and write – I love seeing ordinary people flirt with unexpected danger. I get excited about outrageous books and hilarious books. I like darker fiction, the kind that occasionally shocks. I also enjoy meeting unlikely heroes and discovering people’s secrets. My work has already appeared in Crime Fiction Lover’s “New Talent” section and on a handful of small press shortlists. I’ve written six short novels, t
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Carla H. Krueger Hi Renee, lovely to hear from you. Your studies sound exciting!
Well, thank you for asking. This is one of my general writer quotes, so it's not taken…more
Hi Renee, lovely to hear from you. Your studies sound exciting!
Well, thank you for asking. This is one of my general writer quotes, so it's not taken from an actual book. However, if you need to reference a book, you'd be best saying something like Carla H Krueger, Author of Coma House because the story of Coma House inspired me to write the quote. Does that help?! I really hope so...
Wishing you every success at University,
Carla :)(less)
Carla H. Krueger Thanks James! Being in a 'Most disturbing book' list is a compliment, but I hope the story made you laugh, too....
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Thanks James! Being in a 'Most disturbing book' list is a compliment, but I hope the story made you laugh, too....
You're in luck. I just added a description of my inspiration for "Horse's Mouth" in the "writings" section. Check it out. The truth is, I worked in a cut-throat office where the windows didn't open and people manipulated and backstabbed each other on a daily basis. There was no one quite as bad as Kalist, but a few got close, I can assure you....
Hope you enjoy the real-life addition to the ride and thanks so much for your interest in my books.(less)
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Slaughterhouse

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From the Horse’s Mouth

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Even the Young Can be Warriors

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Sex Media

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This is Where You Join Me

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Never More Than 24 Hours

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On A Needle To Know Basis

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Broken Shells

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I Gave Up The Day Job Five Times (For Fiction)

descriptionI’ve been a dancer, an art dealer, a till worker, a physicist, a mortuary volunteer and a career consultant (and I’m still the latter), but the question is, how do those jobs help me write?

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From Direct Thrills To Vivid Portrayals Of Fascinating Lives (Nonfiction)
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My Brother and I (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: My first ever short story was a competition runner-up. It's about a man called Albert Tessler who lives in Kiel, Wisconsin – in very unusual circumstances.
Because You’re A Fucking Rebel: Why I Made This Book For You (Humor)
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Rule One: No Amount Of Money Or Power Can Give A Man Principles (Mystery & Thrillers)
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This is the only book I haven't been able to rate using the usual star system. It's not appropriate, because it's the story of two real murders in which the culprit walked relatively free.

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To go from the last book I read to this book is not my best move in literature, but I stumbled across Don’t Tell Mummy in a cottage I was staying at and, after a quick read of the blurb and first fifty pages, decided I couldn’t put it down. To say it ...more
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This is an energetic, quick-read that starts brilliantly, a laugh a minute or more, and continues to deliver for a hundred and fifty pages or so before dropping off and ending abruptly and rather dully – ironically, a bit like sex that starts well bu ...more
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Why people don’t add this to the humour shelf is beyond me. It’s funnier than a lot of books. Irma Prunesquallor finding love? The Doctor and his bonkers rants? The Professors all going on the same date? The Headmaster’s upside-down death? I laughed ...more
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You know you’re reading a good book when, every time you put it it down, you almost immediately start inventing your own conversations for the characters. You also know it must be pretty darn good when 900+ pages goes by in a breeze.

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message 6: by Andy

Andy Thank you for accepting me as a friend.
Really looking forward to reading some of your work :)


message 5: by Carla

Carla Krueger There's also Dave Wilson, a former detective and music lover – he once interviewed Peter Hook! He's into thrillers like me.
His new book is called, 'When a Red Light Shines'.


message 4: by Carla (last edited Nov 04, 2012 01:03AM)

Carla Krueger Check out my new author friends!
First up, Matt Bone, a fellow physicist and English Literature graduate, who gives us 'Endless', his debut novel, and the first in the Crescent fantasy series.


message 3: by Carla

Carla Krueger "Harlen Coben, Lee Child, John Grisham, Jeff Abbot. All the best suspense writers are men – not any more."

Thanks to my mate "Markie" Mark for this kind comment.
I've got a lot to live up to now!!


message 2: by Carla

Carla Krueger Liz wrote: "Thank you for the friend request! Happy reading! :)"

You're welcome! Great to have you in the fold.


message 1: by Liz

Liz Thank you for the friend request! Happy reading! :)


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