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William Hazelgrove

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William Hazelgrove is the bestselling author of ten novels and three works of nonfiction. Ripples, Tobacco Sticks Mica Highways Rocket Man, The Pitcher,Real Santa, Jack Pine, forthcoming Pitcher 2 and 3, Madam President and Forging A President. His books have received starred reviews in Publisher Weekly, Book of the Month Selections, ALA Editors Choice Awards Junior Library Guild Selections and optioned for the movies. He was the Ernest Hemingway Writer in Residence where he wrote in the attic of Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace. He

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William Hazelgrove I never really had it. What I recommend is that you just write anything. Anything at all and eventually your brain will kick in. Writers block is self…moreI never really had it. What I recommend is that you just write anything. Anything at all and eventually your brain will kick in. Writers block is self censoring. (less)
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Diane Thank you for the invite and I will post to Amazon the review.

message 26: by William (last edited Nov 03, 2013 06:38PM)

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D.A. Schneider Thanks for adding me. The first chapters of Avenging Autumn and The Wintermen are on my profile now.

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Sanaz Hi William,

Thanks for the friend's request.

Good Luck

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E.A. Thanks for the invite, William. I watched the vidio and WOW. That's amazing.

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message 18: by Lee (last edited Jan 08, 2009 03:34AM)

Lee Thanks for being my goodreads buddy, William!

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message 17: by William

William I would start with Rocket Man and then try Tobacco Sticks. Take Care.

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Susan Can't wait to read your work -- thanks for including in your circle of friends!

Susan Gregg Gilmore

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Maria Dear William,

It would be my honor to be as your friend.
Thanks for adding me.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.


Miss Kodok Hi William, thank you for adding me. That's so great being your friend here. Keep writing... keep reading.

Rosemary Very best wishes on the launch of Rocket Man!

DemonKitty003 Sure thing^^ but just to give you a heads up, I talk mostly about vampire books lol :D and some others if they catch my interest.

Ramin_lion How do you know that you are in the year 2008?

چه جوری میفهمی که الان در سال 2008 هستی؟؟

1) You find out that your family that is not more than 3 people have 4 or 5 mobile telephone numbers.
یهو نگاه میکنی میبینی خانواده ات که 3 نفر بیشتر نیستن ؛ 4 یا 5 خط موبایل دارن
2) You send an Email to a work colleague even though he/she is sitting at a desk right next to yours.
واسه همکارت ایمیل میفرستی در حالی که میز بغل دستی تو نشسته
3) Your relationship with family members and friends that have no Email gets worse and you hardly contact them.
رابطه ات با اقوام و دوستانی که آدرس ایمیل ندارن رو به وخامت میره و تو به سختی میتونی باهاشون ارتباط داشته باشی
4) You park your car outside your house then use your mobile to phone the house to ask for assistance with carrying the shopping in.
شما ماشینتون رو جلوی خونه تون پارک میکنین ..بعدش موبایلتون رو در میارین و به خونه زنگ میزنین که بیان کمک و چیزایی که خریدین رو از ماشین پیاده کنن .
5) Every TV advert has an internet address at the bottom of the screen..
هر آگهی تلویزیونی یه آدرس اینترنتی هم زیرش داره
6) Leaving the house without taking your mobile phone with you makes you really stress and rush back to pick it up even though you managed to live without one for 20 or 30 years of your life.
وقتی خونه رو بدون همراه داشتن موبایلتون ترک میکنین باعث میشه استرس تمام وجودتون رو بگیره و دوباره با عجله برگردین خونه تا ورش دارین در حالی که قبلا بدون موبایل 20-30 سال از عمرتون رو گذروندین و بدون هیچ مشکلی
8) As soon as you wake up in the morning you check the internet even before you have your coffee.
صبحها قبل از خوردن چایی و قهوه تون تا بلند میشین اولین کاری که میکنین سر زدن به اینترنت هست
9) You are now reading this, smiling and shaking your head.
شما الان در حالی که این ایمیل رو میخونین سرتون رو تکون میدین و لبخند میزنین ...
10) You are so busy reading this that you didn’t even notice that this list has no number 7.
و این قدر سرگرم خوندن این ایمیل بودین که حتی توجه نکردین که این لیست شماره 7 نداشت ..
11) You went back up to check that there is no number 7.
شما دوباره برگشتین تا چک کنین که شماره 7 رو داشته یا نه؟
12) I am sure if you scrolled up that you will find number 7, its just that you didn’t notice it.
و من مطمئنم که اگه شما دوباره به بالا برگردین حتما شماره 7 رو پیدا میکنین ...این مال اینه که شما بهش توجه نکردین
13) You scrolled up again but you did not find number 7. I am making fun of you of course, this goes to show that you have no trust in yourself and that you believe anything said to you.
شما دوباره بر میگردین بالا ولی باز هم شماره 7 رو پیدا نمیکنین .. البته که من با شما شوخی کردم و این نشون میده که شما به خودتون هم اعتماد نمیکنین و هرچی بقیه بگن باور میکنین

Ramin_lion درود
شاد شدم ؛ از اينكه دوستي مرا فراخواند
اميدوارم دوستان خوبي براي يكديگر باشيم

Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)


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Roger Hi William
I'll look out for your book.
Roger Smith

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Ilyn Ross Hi William,

How are you? Thank you for being my friend. Good fortune on your books.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: “Happy & Brainy Group” and “To the Glory of Man”.

Have fun. Best regards.

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Roger Cottrell Thanks William,
Me too! But I won't be talking books today! I'm validating the course I teach tomorrow then teaching solid for two days, putting a film script into Screen West Midlands and concocting a business plan for the college film company for Thursday!

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Roger Cottrell Hi William,
Always great to meet another writer and anyone into Kerouac and Hemmingway is fine by me.
Thanks for the friendship on Goodreads,

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