Brian J. Anderson

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Twenty-five years ago

When Brian returned to his room in the May Roach dormitory he had an idea in his head and the idea was the plot for a novel he would write and even though he had thought about writing a book before he had never done it so he decided that this time things would be different. His roommate was away for the weekend and he didn't have much school work to do so he went to his desk and he sat down and he started to write the story that was in his head.

The events in the book took place shortly after the Civil War and these events centered around a man who was falsely imprisoned for murder. After spending some time in jail the prisoner decided he had had enough and he would plan a daring escape and lead the po
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Ghosts of Florence Pass

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The Stand at Fosters Field

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The Ascent of PJ Marshall

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What can I possibly say that hasn't been said? "Winter's Bone" has it all--strong sense of place, compelling characters, superb dialogue. Had me reading long into the night.
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Stephen King
“No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side.

Or you don't.”
Stephen King, The Stand

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“If trouble comes when you least expect it then maybe the thing to do is to always expect it.”
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“He stood at the window of the empty cafe and watched the activites in the square and he said that it was good that God kept the truths of life from the young as they were starting out or else they'd have no heart to start at all.”
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“By day the banished sun circles the earth like a grieving mother with a lamp.”
Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Ernest Hemingway
“Write hard and clear about what hurts.”
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message 10: by Barry

Barry Lando Have you read the Underground Railway yet? Great historical novel. Also suggest you might be interested in my newest novel, "Deep Strike" about Russian hacking, rogue CIA agents, and a dysfunctional American president"--let me know..


Martha Perez Great meeting you Brian, Welcome to Goodreads :)
Best Wishes


George R. If you would like to download a free E-book copy of my latest mystery/thriller, "Random Acts of Malice," please let me know. www.randomactsofmalice.com .


message 7: by Flora

Flora D. Hi, Brian! Thank you for the friend request, lovely to meet you!


message 6: by Rusty

Rusty Nugent Hello Brian,

How are you doing? I am well.
Please stay in touch.
Read more books.
Rusty


Carole Gill thanks for adding me, Brian


message 4: by A.R.

A.R. Thanks for the add, Brian.


message 3: by Karen

Karen Malena Hello Brian! Thank you for the friend request! Best of luck on your writing!


message 2: by Davee

Davee Jones HI Brian! thank you for the connection, lovely to meet you.


Cassandra Thank you for the friend request.


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