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John Urbancik

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September 16

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Writer of ghost stories and fairy tales. Born on a small island in the northeast United States called Manhattan, John went on to live in places like Orlando, Richmond, Sydney, and Madrid. He's circled the US in a car, and he recently started learning to play the bass.

But he may be best known for InkStains, the year-long project in which he wrote a story a day every day by hand with a fountain pen. This led to a podcast and then a nonfiction book (InkStained: On Creativity, Writing, and Art).

As of this writing, he's isolated somewhere in Florida working on the end of the DarkWalker series, a vampire novel, and Gothic romance.
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John Urbancik My fifth novel, STALE REALITY, just came out, and in about 6 months my sixth novel, THE CORPSE AND THE GIRL FROM MIAMI is due. After that, the re-publ…moreMy fifth novel, STALE REALITY, just came out, and in about 6 months my sixth novel, THE CORPSE AND THE GIRL FROM MIAMI is due. After that, the re-publication of DARKWALKER and the debut of DARKWALKER 2: INFERNO.

All those books are written already. Right now, I'm writing a contemporary fantasy set in a city in the desert.

And I expect to release InkStains Series 2 in 2017 (while simultaneously writing InkStains Series 3).(less)
John Urbancik A better question would be how can I control the constant bombardment of inspiration? A phrase someone says, a word in a book, a piece of art, the flu…moreA better question would be how can I control the constant bombardment of inspiration? A phrase someone says, a word in a book, a piece of art, the fluttering of a butterfly, the tattoo on the shoulder of a server at a restaurant ... anything and everything can offer inspiration. The real trick is to separate the useful inspirations from the bad, and intermingling them in inspiring ways.(less)
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Stale Reality

Just came back from Scares That Care Weekend, where we raised a whole lot of money for a good cause (or three good causes), and where I also debuted my newest novel, Stale Reality.

This is possibly the darkest novel I've ever written. It's also a lament for my lost Sydney -- I wrote the first draft immediately after leaving Australia.

It's also gotten a lot of good response, thus far, and it sold we Read more of this blog post »
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“When she has an opinion, she makes it yours, and you’d do well to simply agree and pray she turns her attention elsewhere.”
John Urbancik, Pocketful of Smoke, Fistful of Glass

“In school, we’re taught at an early age to color between the lines, that grass is green and the sky is blue. But creative people sometimes make the grass blue, and sometimes redraw lines or ignore them altogether.”
John Urbancik, InkStained: On Creativity, Writing, and Art

“No one has broken her yet. Indeed, the score is well in her favor on that count.”
John Urbancik, Pocketful of Smoke, Fistful of Glass

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