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Marc Shoemaker

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Born
in Madison, WV, The United States
June 14, 1962

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Marc grew up in the hills and hollows of rural Lincoln County, WV, listening to and telling ghost stories and reading Poe and Bradbury.

Whatever Marc tries to write, ghosts eventually show up, so he has given in.

Marc has published three young adult novels and, most recently, a ghost story for grown-ups: No Victims.

It's not that I never have time to read; it's that I have a limited time to read. There is a certain, finite, amount of time I can take to sit down and immerse myself in a story. That's why I've picked up the audiobook habit—since I make two nearly hour-long drives every day, this increases the reading time available to me.

It is also why I tend to read books by old, familiar, authors. And that'... Read more of this blog post »
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At the Edge of the Sea

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“By the age of twenty-five, [Louis T. Wigfall] had managed to squander his considerable inheritance, settle three affairs of honor on the dueling ground, fight in a ruthless military campaign against the Seminoles, consume a small lakeful of bourbon, win an enviable reputation in whorehouses throughout the South, and get hauled before a judge on charges of murder. Three years after that, he took the next logical step and went into Texas politics.”
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“I am still every age that I have been. Because I was once a child, I am always a child. Because I was once a searching adolescent, given to moods and ecstasies, these are still part of me, and always will be... This does not mean that I ought to be trapped or enclosed in any of these ages...the delayed adolescent, the childish adult, but that they are in me to be drawn on; to forget is a form of suicide... Far too many people misunderstand what *putting away childish things* means, and think that forgetting what it is like to think and feel and touch and smell and taste and see and hear like a three-year-old or a thirteen-year-old or a twenty-three-year-old means being grownup. When I'm with these people I, like the kids, feel that if this is what it means to be a grown-up, then I don't ever want to be one. Instead of which, if I can retain a child's awareness and joy, and *be* fifty-one, then I will really learn what it means to be grownup.”
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“The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.”
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“The way our group or class does things tends to determine the proper objects of attention, and thus to prescribe the directions and limits of observation and memory. What is strange or foreign (that is to say outside the activities of the groups) tends to be morally forbidden and intellectually suspect.”
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