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Scott Craven

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I've been a writer most of my life, with my earliest verifiable work coming in third grade when I established a link between the Pilgrims and the invention of Thanksgiving (since repudiated).

The Dead Jed trilogy is my first trilogy, and first three books I've ever written. I started one back on college at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and quit after the first page (I used an electric typewriter back then, cutting-edge tech). I have no idea what it was about, but I am sure it was like every other story I wrote in which I tried to mimic Stephen King.

I've been a journalist for 35 years, the last 30 with The (now departed) Phoenix Gazette and The Arizona Republic. I love telling stories, whether they are mine or those of others.

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Scott Craven The closest I'm coming is San Francisco for the ALA conference. Sorry. But if I can find any excuse at all to visit, I'd be there in a heartbeat. Love the area.
Scott Craven Bust right through it. I've lost count of the number of times I've started Word, stared at the screen and said, "Now what?" So I wrote, knowing odds w…moreBust right through it. I've lost count of the number of times I've started Word, stared at the screen and said, "Now what?" So I wrote, knowing odds were I'd be returning soon to rewrite everything. Yet after 400 words or so, I'd find my rhythm, writing scenes that never occurred to me before I sat down.(less)
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Dead Jed: Adventures of A M...

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Dead Jed 2: Dawn of the Jed

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Putting the word out

I'm assembling a grassroots marketing campaign to get Dead Jed's word out to local teachers and school librarians. Hoping to soon score some Jed-branded posters, pens, magnets and such, dropping them off at schools with an offer to come out and speak to students -- for free! By the way, if anyone knows how to get a book listed with the Accelerated Reader program, I'd sure love to know.
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