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Subject: Help me find a new author
Date Posted: 8/19/2008 2:09 AM ET
Member Since: 6/17/2008
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I am looking for some new authors to get into.  I enjoy reading Jack Ketchum, Bentley Little, JF Gonzalez and Richard Laymon.  I don't like anything supernatural, though.  Any ideas anyone??  I would really appreciate it.


Date Posted: 8/19/2008 8:26 AM ET
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I don't recognize any of the authors that you've listed so I have no idea what genres you prefer. Do you like mysteries? Right now I'm recommending C.J.Box a lot (his Joe Pickett series or his stand alone mystery, Blue Heaven) and also Craig Johnson, who also writes mysteries set in Wyoming.
Date Posted: 8/19/2008 2:51 PM ET
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Kerri, one of my favorite sites to find new authors is www.stopyourekillingme.com which has a "location index", a "job index", etc--which are lists of mysteries set in a particular location, or with a main character with a particular profession, etc.  I've had a lot of fun with these.

Date Posted: 8/19/2008 3:20 PM ET
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Fantastic Fiction is a fun site to browse around on.

For instance here's a list of books by Richard Laymon, you'll see his other pen names under his picture and if you scroll down there's a list of authors that other people have looked at that looked at this one. So, it might give you an idea of different authors to try.

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