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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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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Heaven's Light (The Light B...

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A Door to the Heart

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Red, White, and a New Begin...

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Love's Chances

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The Light Between Us

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Heat Wave: Plattsburgh

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THE READING ROOM: APRIL

Today is the perfect rainy day to stay in and read a good book. Check out my April picks in this weekend's Press-Republican!

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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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“Never harbor regrets. Such useless emotions detract from an avowed purpose. Spare neither tears nor sentiment, which sap strength and energy. Rather, shake the dust of encumbering people and places from your feet and march bravely into the future. We are the women of the world, and we will not be denied.”
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“Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.”
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“We're not really afraid to die. We're only afraid of being forgotten. We know that we'll be forgotten, and the idea is unbearable, don't you agree? As time passes we become infrequent visitors in the minds of those left behind. The ones who clear out the house & divide up the belongings. Throw away the rubbish. And forget. If we knew that every evening someone lit a candle and sat down to think – thought about is if only for a few seconds – then we could depart this earth in peace. No-one will light a candle for me. Who would do that?”
Karin Fossum

“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."

You bet!


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