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Dwayne Fry

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Born
in Nevada, IA, The United States
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Kurt Vonnegut, Mark Twain, Dave Barry, J.D. Salinger, Joseph Heller, ...more

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October 2013


Dwayne was born in Iowa in 1966.

His first published novel, Rave On, which Dwayne sees as a romantic musical comedy, is his fiftieth birthday present to himself. His second novel, Suckers & Rogues is a study of teenage angst and is due to be published in July of 2018.

Dwayne is the author of several highly acclaimed short stories, such as Old Pops' Last Beer, Austism and The Six People You Meet In Creative Writing Workshop. He is also the creator of the popular series of flash fiction, Happy Clown Burger.

Dwayne has also published a few novellas, such as the soul searching The Asphalt Carpet, the harshly satirical Very White Jesus and the slapstick-silly Vampire's War On Christmas.


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Dwayne Fry No. Of course not. I am working on that every day.

Pat, since you asked this publicly and it seems you're asking because I removed a bit of your spam…more
No. Of course not. I am working on that every day.

Pat, since you asked this publicly and it seems you're asking because I removed a bit of your spam from a group I moderate, let me pass on some advice.

If you want to get noticed, you are not going about it the best way. Set up a real author account on Goodreads, with links to your books, an author photo, etc.

Join groups that are appropriate and get to know the members. Mingle a bit, help out other members. Do not join every group you see just to post the same spammy message about your book as you are doing. It could get you noticed, but more than likely you're just going to piss off people who are tired of authors constantly shoving their books at every turn. (less)
Dwayne Fry As for reading, I don't keep a list. I just pick up the Kindle and skim for whatever looks interesting or whatever I've started that I'd like to…moreAs for reading, I don't keep a list. I just pick up the Kindle and skim for whatever looks interesting or whatever I've started that I'd like to finish. Riley Amos Westbrook's "Everyone Dies At The End" is one I would like to finish. Aside from that, I do not know.

I have been listening to some of my favorite novels on CD in my car. I recently listened to Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle. Currently I'm listening to Joseph Heller's Catch-22 with John Irving's A Prayer For Owen Meany next and probably William Golding's The Lord of the Flies after that.

I guess I should mention that I'm also proofreading and editing my second novel, Suckers & Rogues and hope to have it out by the end of the summer. (less)
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Happy Clown Burger: Volume One

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Mr. Meeker

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Are You A Frustrated Writer? Perhaps You're Trying Too Hard

I find myself distressed right now. Nothing is seriously wrong in my own life, but it's this overwhelming empathy I feel toward some other writers. I've been seeing a lot of writers here and there today stating that they're frustrated, angry, throwing things, crying... all due to being a writer.

Why?

I really don't know. I will never claim to be the greatest writer, but at times like this I feel... Read more of this blog post »
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Which of the Celtic names listed below is your favorite? [Round 2]

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Yesterday, you shot a serial killer who was targeting your family and believed all of you to be safe. Today you found out, too late, that his spirit possessed your body.
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Would you be interested in participating in a month-long, team-based, challenge that involves ONLY MIDDLE-GRADE books?? Could possibly happen in August.

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Diary of a Dairy Fairy by Dwayne Fry
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Dwayne Fry is a talented writer! This whole story is written as a fifteen year old girl's diary entries and he makes you believe that is truly what they are! Could not put it down. I have read all of the Noah City short stories and..." Read more of this review »
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“You should edit before and after editing.”
Dwayne Fry

“there is, indeed, a heaven but he said hell does not exist. According to Ezra, when one dies, they have a choice of remaining on earth as a ghost, being reincarnated or going to heaven. Ezra said that heaven is not the perfect paradise we mortals believe it to be but he said it is a wonderful place where you will be able to do everything you enjoyed in life. Ezra said that God does exist and is not the angry, vengeful”
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