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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: 4.11 · 16,951 ratings · 3,307 reviews · 13 distinct worksSimilar authors
Ms. Bixby's Last Day

4.27 avg rating — 7,203 ratings — published 2016 — 4 editions
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Sidekicked (Sidekicked, #1)

3.94 avg rating — 2,088 ratings — published 2013
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Granted

4.01 avg rating — 1,319 ratings — published 2018
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Finding Orion

4.04 avg rating — 524 ratings — published 2019 — 8 editions
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Minion (Sidekicked, #2)

3.92 avg rating — 583 ratings — published 2014
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The Dungeoneers (Dungeoneer...

4.24 avg rating — 385 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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Insert Coin to Continue

3.93 avg rating — 234 ratings — published 2016 — 6 editions
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Standard Hero Behavior

3.67 avg rating — 212 ratings — published 2007
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One Last Shot

4.25 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 2020 — 4 editions
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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

“Words accumulate. And once they're free there's no taking them back.

You can do an awful lot of damage with a handful of words. Destroy a friendship. End a marriage. Start a war. Some words can break you to pieces.

But that's not all. Words can be beautiful. they can make you feel things you've never felt before. Gather enough of them and they can stick those same pieces back together, provided they're the right words, said at the right time. But that takes more courage than you'd think.”
John David Anderson, Posted

“A wish is many things. It is hope and desire and daydreams. It is impossibility and improbability and something in between. It is stardust and well water and spectrums of light in the sky. It is half-melted birthday candles and Christmas lists. It is broken turkey bones, It is the willing suspension of disbelief.
And sometimes it is desperation. It is a hole in your heart that wants filling. It is more-than-anything-in-the-world.”
John David Anderson, Granted

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