Dale A. Grove

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Dr. Dale A. Grove is a product developer by day and writer by night. He has a vivid imagination in creating new stories and products and has worked for such firms as Owens Corning, Johns Manville, LNP Engineering Plastics, Azdel, Tekni-Plex, Resodyne, and US Silica. Dr. Grove holds over ten US Patents.

His first book, Gray Maneuvers, received a positive Kirkus Review, and all of his books are generally, highly regarded by his readers. Recently, his latest release, Loose Strings, was featured in a Herald Media interview in the Hagerstown MD area where he resides. Dr. Grove serves as an Event Host for the Western Maryland Writers and one of four organizers for the Frederick Writers Salon.

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Dale A. Grove I typically write during the evenings and weekends---my darn paying job gets in the way. The first draft is usually pretty lousy, and I spend a lot of…moreI typically write during the evenings and weekends---my darn paying job gets in the way. The first draft is usually pretty lousy, and I spend a lot of time going through the book over and over again with the perspective of either adding additional character attributes, scenery, varying sentence structure, adding more intensity, etc. At some point around draft 7-10, I employ an editor to catch my mistakes. Loose Strings was particularly difficult because one of the editors, rightly so, suggested to revamp a portion of the book in regard to Armas' conversion. At the very end, I'm reading it out loud and slowly to try to catch any other mistakes. It's very difficult to catch them all, and it takes a number of editors besides yourself to do it.(less)
Dale A. Grove You get to create your own world and characters to share with others. There's not many hobbies or careers out there that allow this kind of freedom.
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