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John David Anderson

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John David Anderson once hit himself so hard on a dare by his sister that he literally knocked himself out of a chair and nearly blacked out. He has since translated this passion and singularity of purpose to the related arts of novel writing and pizza eating. The author of STANDARD HERO BEHAVIOR, SIDEKICKED, MINION, THE DUNGEONEERS and the soon-to-land MS. BIXBY's LAST DAY, Anderson is a firm believer in wearing the same pair of jeans for three days in a row (four in the winter) and the power of writing to solve 73% of the world's problems. He lives with his beautiful wife and twins in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Average rating: 4.15 · 10,122 ratings · 2,228 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
Ms. Bixby's Last Day

4.35 avg rating — 4,350 ratings — published 2016 — 10 editions
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Posted

4.08 avg rating — 2,146 ratings — published 2017 — 10 editions
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Sidekicked (Sidekicked, #1)

3.93 avg rating — 1,889 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Granted

4.04 avg rating — 531 ratings8 editions
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Minion (Sidekicked, #2)

3.87 avg rating — 481 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
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The Dungeoneers (Dungeoneer...

4.23 avg rating — 318 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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Standard Hero Behavior

3.65 avg rating — 199 ratings — published 2007
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Insert Coin to Continue

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 2016 — 6 editions
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L'ultima lezione di Miss Bixby

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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Untitled (Dungeoneers, #2)

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“I don't think there's too much normal out there anymore. Though there's still plenty of average to go around.”
John David Anderson, Standard Hero Behavior

“The nod is the easiest lie there is.”
John David Anderson, Sidekicked

“You have to slay the dragon to be the hero. Not easy to do, but at least you know what you're dealing with...

But there are no such things as dragons. It's never that clear-cut. Sometimes, the thing you're fighting against is hiding from you. It's tucked away, buried deep where you can't see it. In fact, for a long time, you might not even know it's there. Maybe when it starts, it's just this tiny thing you don't even notice. Maybe you mistake it for something else or you ignore it. But then it starts to grow, and before you know it, it's stalking you. Before you know it, it has you cornered...

Of course, sometimes it really is a dragon, or at least it's a monster, determined to destroy you or someone you care about from the inside out. And you know it's there. You just have no idea how to stop it.”
John David Anderson, Ms. Bixby's Last Day

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