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Richard McGowan

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Richard McGowan The most mysterious aspect of my own life is that it seems to be an endlessly repeating short clip from the epic snoozer "How to Watch Paint Dry". I'm…moreThe most mysterious aspect of my own life is that it seems to be an endlessly repeating short clip from the epic snoozer "How to Watch Paint Dry". I'm not sure if that constitutes a mystery or an anti-plot.(less)
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The Typographer's Left Shoe

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Apple Blossom Dreams

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Banned Books Week 2019 Arrives!

Oh, goodie! Banned Books Week begins Sept 22... As usual, Smashed-Rat-on-Press is offering free bannable e-books to devices in need! All SROP authors; all SROP books... Just follow the bread crumbs! Figure out how to e-mail The Rodent at SROP and ask for what you truly desire.

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This was a good follow-on from the previous volume and I found it absorbing, as usual. This didn't seem to involve as much personal danger to Penny as some of the previous volumes. The plot mainly involves some deaths in Shoreditch Workhouse and the ...more
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" illustration by Linzie HunterSome people collect stamps, Star Wars action figures or ceramic pigs. I collect first lines. I love to go into a bookshop or library and pick a book off the shelf and open it up to check the first line. Here is one..." Read more of this blog post »
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"I'm a little surprised I never came here to update you about the new turn my writing life has taken; then again, I am pretty busy these days.I got hired by Inkitt to be a "script writer" for their app, Galatea. Yes, I am now a full-time, self (and..." Read more of this blog post »
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