Laurence MacNaughton

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I grew up in a creaky old colonial house in Connecticut that just might’ve been haunted. As a kid, I was a choirboy in a church that was built in 1754. I also pounded out stories on a black Remington typewriter until I sold my first magazine article at age 19.

Since then, I've written numerous novels, novellas, and short stories. My work has been praised by Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, RT Book Reviews, and Kirkus Reviews.

When I’m not writing, I bike and hike the Colorado Rockies, explore ghost towns and wrench on classic cars. But the whole time, I’m usually thinking about the book I’m going to write next.

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Laurence MacNaughton Right now, I'm writing the sequel to IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY. I'm so excited about where these characters are heading that I honestly feel like I…moreRight now, I'm writing the sequel to IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY. I'm so excited about where these characters are heading that I honestly feel like I can't write it fast enough.

It builds on so many mysteries, and it answers the burning question that absolutely everyone will be asking at the end of the first book. But that's just the beginning.

At the same time, the second book opens up Dru’s universe (or the “Druniverse” as I like to call it) in crazy new ways. New magic, new creatures, new challenges, and new secrets that will quite literally rock the world. (less)
Laurence MacNaughton Astute question, Shelley! I can't officially confirm anything just yet, but keep your eyes peeled. Also, for more Dru adventures available now as…moreAstute question, Shelley! I can't officially confirm anything just yet, but keep your eyes peeled. Also, for more Dru adventures available now as ebooks, check out the prequel stories (Magic Carpet Ride, Put a Spell on You).

If you haven't read Magic Carpet Ride yet, just let me know and I'd be delighted to send you a copy as my gift.

Thanks for sharing Dru’s journey! :)(less)
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It Happened One Doomsday (D...

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A Kiss Before Doomsday (Dru...

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Conspiracy of Angels

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For every brilliant manuscript that grows into a best-selling novel, untold thousands of others get dumped into the recycle bin. What’s the crucial difference between them? Ask Jamie. Over the years, James Persichetti has seen more unpublished manuscripts cross his desk than most people could read in a lifetime. He started out at the incomparable […]
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Outpost by W. Michael Gear
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A thought-provoking, well-written, evocative science-fiction tale that unfortunately fizzles out toward the end. Outpost presents the reader with colossal mysteries (a ghost ship, a temple of skulls, a secret psychopath, an intelligent alien life for ...more
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Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody
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Way back when I worked for a book distributor, Michael Wiese Productions sent me a sample copy of the original Save the Cat by Blake Snyder. I devoured that book, and it helped launch my career as a novelist.

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2,000 to 10,000 by Rachel Aaron
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This ebook changed my life. Because I'm kind of dense, I had to read it several times (and get corroboration from a bunch of best-selling authors) before I took its lessons to heart. Since then, I've more than doubled my writing speed. Highly recomme ...more
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Bird Box by Josh Malerman
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This claustrophobic horror novel gets off to a slow start, but it will soon hook you. A moody and engrossing supernatural survival story, Bird Box will scratch at your thoughts until you reach the un-put-downable ending -- and it will continue to hau ...more
It Happened One Doomsday by Laurence MacNaughton
"Such fun! While paranormal and dark — with unleashed horsemen of the apocalypse riding in demon cars rather than on horseback — this book is nonetheless light, humorous and very much in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer vein. Perhaps that comparison co..." Read more of this review »
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Solomon Kane by Ramsey Campbell
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This Solomon Kane novelization is so riveting that it has nearly ruined Robert E. Howard for me. Don't get me wrong, Howard is still one of my favorite pulp writers, but this book takes the venerable Solomon Kane character to a fantastic new level.

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No Sleep till Doomsday by Laurence MacNaughton
"4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/10/09/...

The apocalypse has finally arrived in this third Dru Jasper novel starring the crystal sorceress and her ragtag group of friends as they continue in their fight against the..." Read more of this review »
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