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Jeff Gunhus

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Jeff Gunhus is the USA TODAY bestselling author of thriller and horror novels for adults and the middle grade series, The Jack Templar Chronicles. The first book, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, was written in an effort to get his reluctant reader eleven-year old son excited about reading. It worked and a new series was born. His books are available in several languages, been Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalists, and reached the USA TODAY bestseller list.

After his experience with his son, he is passionate about helping parents reach young reluctant readers and is active in child literacy issues. As a father of five, he leads an active lifestyle in Maryland with his wife Nicole by trying to constantly keep up with their kids. In rare mo
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Jeff Gunhus Thanks for the question, Alan. Deciding the right amount of sensory detail to include in a scene is a constant consideration. My style is to get the f…moreThanks for the question, Alan. Deciding the right amount of sensory detail to include in a scene is a constant consideration. My style is to get the first draft out as quickly as possible. This is the fertilizer draft, the pile of manure out of which great things will later grow. During this draft, I describe enough to get the image in my mind down on paper. During rewriting, I Goldilocks my way through the book deciding when there's too little or too much. At this point, I do rifle through the senses to see if I'm missing an opportunity. For example, I love how Hemingway always remembered to include the sense of taste in his writing and I rarely do on a first draft so I look for those opportunities. Ultimately, I try to read my own work as a fan of fiction and ask whether I feel immersed in the world as I read. If I don't, then it's back to the drawing board. Thanks again!(less)
Jeff Gunhus I'm reading Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology right now and Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar is staring at me, begging to be read. …moreI'm reading Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology right now and Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar is staring at me, begging to be read. After that it's The First City by Joe Hart (last in the trilogy) and Wired by Douglas Richards. That's as far as I've gotten, but a few friends had books they are finishing and I'm looking forward to being an early reader for them too. (less)
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I Don't Have Time To Write

I always enjoy people's response when they find out I'm a writer. They are usually very nice, interested to know what genre I write, whether they would have heard of one of my books, how I get my ideas.

Quite often they will confide that they have a book in them waiting to get out... only they don't have time to write.

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