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Lance Carney

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Lance Carney is an award winning 30+ year hospital pharmacist (5 year award, 10 year award, 15 …). He has been writing medical/pharmacy based fiction since the 1980s. His first novel, Ripped Tide: A Daniel O’Dwyer Oak Island Adventure, follows a hospital pharmacist who reluctantly goes undercover to fight prescription drug diversion in a hospital near his new home. Ripped Tide is a 2017 McGrath House Indie Book Award Winner in the Humor Category. His second novel, No Egrets: A Glenn and Glenda Oak Island Mystery, teams Daniel with husband and wife bar owners to solve a medical mystery. Mantis Preying: A Daniel O'Dwyer Oak Island Adventure (Book 2) picks up post-Ripped Tide. Of Vamps and Vampiros: A Finnian O'Dwyer Universal City Crime ...more

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Lance Carney And therein lies the reason I write mysteries and adventures. Going out for the morning paper…do de do de do. Going to work here, boss. (Arrives back…moreAnd therein lies the reason I write mysteries and adventures. Going out for the morning paper…do de do de do. Going to work here, boss. (Arrives back home.) Mowing the grass, scooping the cat litter, (real) boss. Filling up the bird feeders…do de do de do.
My daughter is graduating college with over a hundred thousand in school loans in two weeks, so I guess the real mystery in my life is will she get a job? (Scary stuff indeed.) Happy Mystery Week everyone!
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Lance Carney Hello Richard! For some reason, my mind chooses to break your simple question into parts. How is the weather - does he mean at my home in West…moreHello Richard! For some reason, my mind chooses to break your simple question into parts. How is the weather - does he mean at my home in West Virginia (it snowed on Monday) or my home away from home on Oak Island, North Carolina where my novels are set (always beautiful, especially when I have my toes in the water, keister in the sand). Out there? Often my mind is "out there" where the weather is either fuzzy with a chance of meltdown, or Doppler radar shows intense jocularity approaching. Stand back, he's gonna blow!(less)
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Lance Carney Candace wrote: "Lance,
Thanks for the friend invite. Congratulations on your books and writer's luck on your next short story or novel. I take it when you said you were juggling four books you meant reading three ..."


Actually I am reading four and writing one. I am on chapter seventeen (first draft) of a new novel. And thank you for the writer's luck. I need all I can get!


message 10: by Candace

Candace Lance,
Thanks for the friend invite. Congratulations on your books and writer's luck on your next short story or novel. I take it when you said you were juggling four books you meant reading three and writing one.
Happy reading and writing,
Candace


raneeeemmm Lance wrote: "I woke up thinking about polliwog (thank you Raneem!) so I am going to use it as part of the heading of chapter 14 I will be writing today. I will work it into the story somehow. I am off work for ..."

Good luck with your writing, and I hope chapter 14 is as beautiful as the rest of your chapters! (you're very welcome by the way!)


message 8: by Lance

Lance Carney I woke up thinking about polliwog (thank you Raneem!) so I am going to use it as part of the heading of chapter 14 I will be writing today. I will work it into the story somehow. I am off work for four days so I plan on writing furiously.


raneeeemmm Lance wrote: "Thank you Raneem (and you definitely used the word correctly). I have no idea why cowabunga slipped into my mind when you asked for my favorite word. I could just have well have written aardvark, d..."

Aardvark, doohickey, pollywog.. what an outlandish array of words! I never knew words like this even existed!


message 6: by Lance

Lance Carney Thank you Raneem (and you definitely used the word correctly). I have no idea why cowabunga slipped into my mind when you asked for my favorite word. I could just have well have written aardvark, doohickey or pollywog. I hope you have a great day as well!


raneeeemmm Cowabunga! Thank you for the friend request! (did i use the word correctly?) Congratulations on your books and have a stupendous day!

-Raneem


message 4: by Lance

Lance Carney Majenta wrote: "Hello, Lance! Thank you for contacting me! Congratulations on your books, and I like the way you answered the questions! Happy reading, writing, and everything else! Have a great weekend and week a..."

Thank you Majenta! I am glad you found this comment because I am actually using the mantis shrimp in the book I am writing now and I couldn't remember who had messaged me about it. Isn't Goodreads wonderful to help us connect with like-minded souls! My love of reading led to my love of writing; I don't know when I get more excited, when I read a good book or have a good day of writing! Hope you have a fantastic holiday weekend.


Majenta Hello, Lance! Thank you for contacting me! Congratulations on your books, and I like the way you answered the questions! Happy reading, writing, and everything else! Have a great weekend and week ahead. Blessings!

Best wishes from Majenta


message 2: by Lance

Lance Carney I have never heard of the Mantis Shrimp so I had to look it up. Capable of breaking through aquarium glass with a single strike! Awesome. Thanks for "learning" me. I am actually sitting down to start the first chapter of my third Oak Island book. Can I include the Mantis Shrimp in the story? It would be my way of apologizing for my faux pas (plus I am always looking for new animals and sea creatures to make it more interesting).

Stomatopods rule!


✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) With all due respect to Jimmy Buffet, silly pink crustaceans suck. My crustaceans are of the multicoloured, deadly kind, so please do not insult me.

All Hail the Mantis Shrimp!


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