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L.C. Barlow

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in Dallas, The United States


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L.C. Barlow is a writer and student. She has a BA and MA in English, as well as an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast program.

Barlow has had several short stories (flash and otherwise) published in various journals, including Oak Bend Review, Flash Fiction World, Linguistic Erosion, Flashes in the Dark, Separate Worlds, Every Day Fiction, and Pop Culture Review.

It was during Barlow's M.A. that she simultaneously worked on Pivot - her first novel that she self-published. Pivot was ultimately successful in that it received over 65,000 downloads and won several awards. These awards include: a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Awards, a Winner of the Indie Reader Discovery Awards, and a Winner of the


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I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I have been offered a three book deal by California Coldblood Books, an imprint of Rare Bird Books, for the Jack Harper Trilogy - a trilogy I have been working on for the past five years. To say that I am over the moon is an understatement.

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“They expect from me a flicker, and I give them stars.”
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“And in this simple moment, I suddenly began to wonder if perhaps we shake hands with God in agreement to the lives we live, before we are ever born.”
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There are no such things as angels, I thought to myself as I walked that path. There is only Cyrus, those who follow him, and those who sneak around him. Everything is a backwards dealing, a script where errors are miracles, and corrections are only a bullet away.

As for good works, they are dangerous and impossible. Only the likes of demons can successfully complete them, and they know not wholly what they do.

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