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Author John Grisham took me under his wing and taught me the secrets of novel writing. Writing With The Master is my story of working with this famous writer to craft a nuclear weapons thriller, the newly released Sleeping Dogs. With Johns actual critiques and margin notes, my book pulls back the curtain on Johns amazing plot development techniques, giving the reader an inside look on what makes John one of the all-time bestselling novelists. This article in Virginia Living has more about my writing.

I discuss this in an interview on the public radio program With Good Reason , a available for download here. The interview also is here. I also discuss this once-in-a-lifetime experience with Wisconsin Public Radio . The interview can be
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Sharing his trials and tribulations of trying to break into the literary world, author Tony Vanderwarker spoke Jan. 24 at Victory Hall in Scottsville. The event was part of an ongoing lecture series sponsored by the new Focus Contemporary Gallery. By Heather Harris / For The Rural Virginian


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“John (Grisham) was really helpful keeping me on track, not wandering off into subplots, making sure I didn't spill the beans too early, all kinds of nitty-gritty things that you've gotta have under control if you're going to write a good thriller.”
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“The biggest gift a writer could have is to have someone with the writing expertise and experience of John Grisham brought to bear on their work. My biggest lesson from all this is that a writer should never give up. Sleeping Dogs is a book that was turned down by I don't know how many agents. When I went back to it, and reprised it with John's mentoring, it sold. The lesson there is to have faith in yourself.”
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