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Bob Mustin

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I've had a brief naval career and a longer one as a civil engineer in Georgia. During the early '90s, I was the editor of a small literary journal, The Rural Sophisticate, based in Georgia. In 2003, I was a North Carolina Writers Network writer-in-residence at Peace College under the late Doris Betts' guiding hand. My work has appeared in The Rockhurst Review, Elysian Fields Quarterly, Cooweescoowee, Under The Sun, Gihon River Review, Reflections Literary Journal, and at thesquaretable.com, raving dove, Sport Literate, The Externalist, Language and Culture, and R.KV.R.Y in electronic form. I also have two novels and one novella to my credit. A collection of connected short stories will be published late in 2012 or early 2013.

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Bob Mustin I very rarely have a problem with that. But when I feel I've run dry, I just take random notes on thoughts that occur, no matter the subject, and…moreI very rarely have a problem with that. But when I feel I've run dry, I just take random notes on thoughts that occur, no matter the subject, and usually something will appear that leads to a writing project. (less)
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The Blue Bicycle

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Sam's Place: Stories

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A Reason to Tremble

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A Place of Belonging

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A New E-book!

I’m truly fortunate in being able to keep writing and in having my work published. This Saturday, March 15, 2014, a dystopian novella of mine will be launched as an e-book. The name? We Are Strong, But We Are Fragile.

It’s something of a fable, a cautionary tale, set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the U.S… oh, what the heck, I’ll just give you the cover blurb:

2090 A.D. — The America nation has c... Read more of this blog post »
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I have some 30-40 pieces of short fiction under my belt, most of them published. That this is so may be testimony more to the desperation of litmus and zines than to my prowess in writing such stories. But I promise - after slogging through edits on ...more
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When I read Meyer’s more recent work, The Son, a family history of Texas, I vowed to read more. So when I discovered American Rust, I grabbed it. As it turns out, I was both impressed and underwhelmed. As with most first novels, American Rust has pas ...more
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