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~How to Write~ A Daring Writer's Handbook (Volume 1) Paperback – June 19, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1477633939 ISBN-10: 1477633936

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 46 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 19, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477633936
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477633939
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,027,343 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Although I've written a variety of books, my favorite genre is suspense/thriller, with some erotic romance thrown in. I write what I know and many of my life experiences wind their way through my books. My life hasn't been an easy one and I've had many losses and some shocking betrayals, so my mysteries aren't sugar coated and are raw and filled with real life as I know it. I'll leave it for you to decide what is real life and what is my imagination. However, the medical and traumatic scenes/patients, while they are filtered through my experience, they always are fictional and do not feature any actual patients I have encountered.

I always say that working as a paramedic, for 25 plus years, there isn't anything I haven't seen done to another human or animal.I have witnessed countless horrors during my career as well as seen the good that tragedy brings out in my fellow beings. In a way, my writing is cathartic and I guess you could say that is why my suspense/thrillers most certainly go to my dark side. I started writing my first suspense/thriller, while working as a paramedic and state certified police instructor, back in the late 90's and my inspiration was Patrica Cornwell and her books featuring Kay Scarpetta.

I do have a lighter side and believe that there are good people in this world - no matter what I see on the job or the media may show us on a daily basis. I know that this belief is why I've shown my softer side in my paranormal romances and other books. If I could be any of my characters, I'd be Kit Montaque in Witches Enchantment. Boy does she have the life I wish I was living. I enjoy writing both sides of life and some days it's the sunny side of the street and some days it is down, dark and dirty.

I am passionate about animals and animal rights. I've helped with rescuing our beautiful american horses from slaughter as well as fostering many greyhounds, rescued off the tracks. I live with 2 sweet retired rescued greyhounds; Kelsey and Queenie. I bring both of them to life in my paranormal romances, featuring magical greyhounds and greyhound rescue. Luckily the fame hasn't gone to their heads and they still are happily racing around the yard, like normal dogs.

Most of all I want you to know how much I appreciate you, my readers. I value you and it thrills me every time I get feedback from you, whether good or bad. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and to me it makes the world and life much more spicy.

I'd love to connect with you on facebook at Author Laura J. Kendall or you can email me at

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I still work as a paramedic to this day. I guess once the first responder bug bites, it never quite leaves the system. I am grateful to work with such amazingly competent and selfless paramedics, police officers, troopers, emts and emergency room docs, rn's, techs and unit secretaries. I'm proud to be among you.

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By Amazon Customer on October 11, 2012
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very short, I expected more out of it but it did have a few good points of interest, overall not what I was looking for.
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