Thomas Grant Bruso

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Thomas Grant Bruso knew at an early age he wanted to be a writer. He has been a voracious reader of genre fiction since he was a kid.

His literary inspirations are Dean Koontz, Patricia Cornwell, Thomas H. Cook, Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini, Karin Fossum, Carol O' Connell, Ed McBain, Joyce Carol Oates, and John Connolly.

Bruso loves animals, book-reading, writing fiction, prefers Sudoku to crossword puzzles.

In another life, he was a freelance writer and wrote for magazines and newspapers. In college, he was a winner for the Hermon H. Doh Sonnet Competition. Now, he writes book reviews for his hometown newspaper, The Press Republican.

He lives in upstate New York.

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Thomas Grant Bruso Write because you love it. Write what inspires you. Now plant your butt in a chair and get to work!
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A Light in the Dark

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Something Beautiful Remains

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Jay Bird

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Winter's Light

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A Door to the Heart

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Past Sins

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Love's Chances

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The Light Between Us

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PAST SINS

Past Sins by Thomas Grant Bruso

Exciting news! My mystery novella, PAST SINS, is available now from JMS Books LLC!

Officer Jack Ballinger receives a phone call from the chief of police in the early morning hours regarding a dead body at an apartment building in a quiet neighborhood in the small upstate New York town of Black Falls. A female student lies in a pentagram outlined in her own blood, clutching a rosary. Ballinger... Read more of this blog post »
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“Ten years is too long to pretend”
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“Compassion," Zeke had said. "The world could use more of it.”
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“Some people should not be allowed to have pets.”
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“You can’t control what others think. The only thing you can control is yourself. Some people will look down on you for your choices in life, no matter what they are. You can’t do anything about that. The only thing you can do is decide how to live your own life. And to hell with everybody else”
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“42. Most people will spend their lives doing jobs that they don't particularly enjoy, and will eventually save up enough money to stop doing those jobs just in time to start dying instead. Don't be one of those people. There's a difference between living, and just surviving. Do something that you love, and find someone to love who loves that you love what you do.
It really is that simple.
And that hard.”
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Thomas Bruso Kid wrote: "Hi, Thomas! Thank you for adding me :) Currently enjoying reading through some of your reviews of others' work. Great job on them!"

Thanks, Kid. Like writing, book reading is one of my passions. I enjoy supporting other authors and sharing their work with readers.


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Kid Boise Hi, Thomas! Thank you for adding me :) Currently enjoying reading through some of your reviews of others' work. Great job on them!


Thomas Bruso Jack wrote: "Hey, Thomas! :) Thanks for the friending."

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