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Bryan Reardon

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March 2012


I write psychological thrillers. The stories tend to surprise me. Taking a left when I signaled a right. Life when I felt death nearby. The characters are not alive. They do not exist. Yet I try to slip into their skins as I write. Mining for the emotions that flood during times of stress and tragedy and adventure. When the journey ends, a hole opens. A sense of deep mourning. And from those ashes the first line of the next story rises. And I feel better, then.

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Bryan Reardon Thanks for the thoughtful question, Jasmine. I definitely identify myself as an introvert, although some people I know argue the point. Often I have…moreThanks for the thoughtful question, Jasmine. I definitely identify myself as an introvert, although some people I know argue the point. Often I have been (hopefully) misjudged as stand-offish or even arrogant. Strangely, it often occurs when I am feeling the most insecure about a social situation. I'd known for some time that I wanted to write about being a stay-at-home dad; but, the theme I most wanted to address in the book was the perception and challenges associated with introversion.(less)
Bryan Reardon There are definite similarities but most were situational. For scenes like a playdate or a baseball game, I used a real setting but what happens and…moreThere are definite similarities but most were situational. For scenes like a playdate or a baseball game, I used a real setting but what happens and what is said by the characters is fictional and meant to tie back to the plot in the present, if that makes sense. But, yes, it was very hard to write, particularly the second half. I really tried to put myself in Simon's mind and I imagine his reactions would be similar to mine in the same situation. I still feel emotion when I look back over the story. Maybe I always will.(less)
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Guest Blogger: Bryan Reardon, author of Finding Jake


You'll remember Finding Jake from our previous post and when it was chosen as the #6 LibraryReads pick for February. Now, to celebrate his book's birthday, author Bryan Reardon has stopped by to share a few words.

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“Life is kind of like that, picking the memories you want to frame. We all have an idea of how it should be, all smiles and swing sets. There are the more unsavory moments that we leave in the box stashed up in the darker parts of our psyche. We know they exist but we don’t go flaunting them in front of the dinner guests.”
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“Any anger I feel vanishes. What is left cannot be described. It is guilt piled onto emptiness and set afire.”
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“There are moments in life when you are faced with an impossible decision; a choice must be made when you no longer live for yourself.”
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Michelle Reardon If you enjoyed Gone Girl, you might also like these books - @goodreads list includes #findingjake by Bryan Reardon http://bit.ly/1J6izuo


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