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Curtis Edmonds

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My name is Curtis Edmonds; I am a self-published author living in central New Jersey. My new novel, A CIRCLE OF FIRELIGHT, comes out on February 20, 2020.

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Curtis Edmonds Chuck Berry said it best, "C'est la vie, say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell." I am currently working on a novel that's mostly…moreChuck Berry said it best, "C'est la vie, say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell." I am currently working on a novel that's mostly inspired by a car wreck I saw a year and a half ago, of all things. You don't know what's going to inspire you until it happens.(less)
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As you may have guessed, this was the release date for A CIRCLE OF FIRELIGHT. Some initial thoughts:





One thing that I did not fully think maybe all the way through is waiting quite so long for the release date; if I had to do it all over again I would have put the book out in December, right after the Kirkus and PW reviews came out. The problem is that you can’t post Amazon reviews now until aft... Read more of this blog post »
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I thought that this was well done, but limited. Half of it is good, solid advice about careers and surviving in the workplace, and it is as fine as far as it goes. The other half, the entertaining half, is the kind of workplace horror story that's ...more
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You have probably seen that video where Kurt Vonnegut, that Grand Old Master of lunatic science fiction his own bad self, draws out the arcs of stories. (If you have not, it is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP3c1h8v2ZQ). What the arcs do is go ...more
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I only give this four stars because I did not get the one thing that I really wanted out of it, which was comeuppance. I mean, well, you get a little bit of it, in a couple of places. The story (such as it is) revolves around the death of the oldest ...more
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So here's what I liked about the second book in the "Crazy Rich Asians" series:

* Comeuppance! We get a little bit of comeuppance. Not before time.
* Much more craziness. This is all to the good. Less craziness was not the way to go. Much more
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“A wise man once said that human beings were programmed to like boundary conditions—places like tree houses, mountain cabins, or transgressive gay bars. Boundary conditions exist in places where you can stay in one element and look at another different and fascinating element for as long as you wanted. That’s why people like beach towns like Cape May; you can sit and look at the ocean, or go in the ocean and look back at the land, whatever’s more fun. If that’s true, then maybe that’s why people go to funerals. Funerals are the boundary condition between life and afterlife. Sheldon Berkman had crossed the boundary between”
Curtis Edmonds, Wreathed

“I had been trying to find some sort of exercise program that wasn’t overly bourgeois, but I was having a problem. Weight-lifting was too obviously fascist in nature. Horseback riding was too imperialistic. I gave a lot of thought to starting a co-ed softball league, but that turns out to be closely tied to beer consumption, and I didn’t need the carbohydrates. I had to do something to improve my health that didn’t compromise my revolutionary ethics. (I went so far as to ask my mother for advice on the subject, and she sent me a link to a Chinese tour company that specialized in re-enactments of the Long March, which sounded fascinating but would take me away from Washington at a pivotal time in history, so I didn’t sign up.)”
Curtis Edmonds, Snowflake's Chance: The 2016 Campaign Diary of Justin T. Fairchild, Social Justice Warrior

“If we can show we’re paying interns a living wage, then that makes our offensive that much more credible,” I said. Polly rubbed her temples, which is something she does when her headache pain returns. “Before you seriously consider just how much of a financial hit we would take in paying interns,” she said, “and what that would do to payroll, including my job, you should check your privilege. After you do that, get back to work.” At first, I didn’t know why my privilege had anything to do with anything, but I checked it anyway, because it’s always a good idea. I decided that she was right. A minimum-wage increase would do more to help low-income workers than the issue of whether or not my fellow interns and I were able to earn a few more dollars a week, and anything I could do to help get the legislation passed--even saying nice things about Mitt Romney!--was more important than ideological consistency and purity.”
Curtis Edmonds, Snowflake's Chance: The 2016 Campaign Diary of Justin T. Fairchild, Social Justice Warrior

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“A wise man once said that human beings were programmed to like boundary conditions—places like tree houses, mountain cabins, or transgressive gay bars. Boundary conditions exist in places where you can stay in one element and look at another different and fascinating element for as long as you wanted. That’s why people like beach towns like Cape May; you can sit and look at the ocean, or go in the ocean and look back at the land, whatever’s more fun. If that’s true, then maybe that’s why people go to funerals. Funerals are the boundary condition between life and afterlife. Sheldon Berkman had crossed the boundary between”
Curtis Edmonds, Wreathed

“After all, I’m writing a book, and what better place to talk about how awesome you are than in your own book. You know?”
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