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Steven Lee Gilbert

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I was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana but consider my childhood home the green, rolling foothills of East Tennessee and the southern Appalachia mountains, settlement to all sorts of interesting people, composites of which can be found throughout my writing. Most of my adulthood I've spent in the Sandhills and Piedmont of central North Carolina, where I live now with my wife and family.

I received my B.A. in English from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, after which I was commissioned and served four years as an officer and paratrooper in the U.S. Army. In 2008 I was awarded a Durham Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant for Literature. In addition to fiction, I write a blog called Without Envy: Raising a child with Type 1 Diabetes, which d

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A Lovely, Indecent Departure

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First off: This book is not just about the thyroid or those who suffer from thyroid related issues. Second: Anyone interested in extending their life should read it.

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The story as it should be,
As if the story of a house
Were told or ever could be.”
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“I like what I do. Some writers have said in print that they hated writing and it was just a chore and a burden. I certainly don't feel that way about it. Sometimes it's difficult. You know, you always have this image of the perfect thing which you can never achieve, but which you never stop trying to achieve. But I think ... that's your signpost and your guide. You'll never get there, but without it you won't get anywhere.

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Gabriel García Márquez
“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”
Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

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message 5: by Owen

Owen Jones Hello Steven,

I hope you're well.

Thank's for accepting my request of friendship.

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message 4: by Marsha (last edited Nov 12, 2012 02:22PM)

Marsha Hubler Steve, thanks for friending me on Goodreads. I appreciate it. If you have any ladies in your life, I have an Amish fiction series, THE LOVES OF SNYDER COUNTY, for any age and THE KEYSTONE STABLES SERIES, girl/horse fiction for gals 10-14. Thanks again!

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Mike Thanks for the invite, Steven. Good luck with your work.

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Diana Nice to meet you!

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