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Steve Merrill

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about me

I'm just a guy who spent his childhood daydreaming and never really stopped.

I work the night shift at a machine shop. I'm blessed to live in Vermont, one of the world's beautiful places, with my wife and two daughters. I returned to school as an adult and earned a bachelor's degree in English/writing in 1996.

Eudora Welty once wrote, "Without the act of human understanding--and it is a double act through which we make sense to each other--experience is the worse kind of emptiness."

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To The Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
Dandelion Wine, Ray Bradbury
Cannery Row, John Steinbeck
Moby Dick, Herman Melville
Lord Of The Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
David Copperfield, Charles Dickens

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ReconPilot wrote 4 days ago

I'm also ReconPilot on Call to Duty (Ghosts). I'm not great...my K/D ....

tgreen wrote 70 days ago

Hi Steve I liked your reply to the thread-- it is a tough one but ....

Spilota wrote 73 days ago

* waving * Hi Steve! Hey, is that *snow* behind you? Spi xxx

Freddie Omm wrote 81 days ago

haha yes i see it doesnt like para breaks, steve the dodo! cheers ....

Freddie Omm wrote 83 days ago

hey steve the dodo (remember him?) hath returned into the forum!

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I wrote 125 days ago

If it's true you wrote this in four hours, I can only say "wow, just think what Adam could do in 6 hours!" In all seriousness, you have a real talent for writing humor. You could make money doing this! view book

I wrote 280 days ago

Marrisa, A space has opened up on my bookshelf, so I am putting your book back on my shelf. You have a talent for hooking a reader, and your prose is excellent and beautiful to read. I enjoy the details, such as how the grandmother's house smells of lavender. Best of luck, and I hope my backing push... view book

I wrote 416 days ago

I remember backing this book long ago under the old system, and am putting it on my shelf once more. Superior prose, charming characters, great title. view book

I wrote 568 days ago

Entirely fascinating. Your choice to use the story of the brother being taken away was a good choice for the prologue, as it immediately pulls the reader into the story. We want to know what becomes of Pietro. A little rough in spots. Paragraph 5 of Train to Hell, you write "Finally the train wa... view book

I wrote 597 days ago

I have only read you're first chapter, but would like to offer my thoughts. I think there are some strong points, and a few weak ones. First I would like to say, taken as a whole, the chapter works very well as a beginning chapter. I see that this is one in a series of books, but not having seen the... view book

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