Alan Edwards majored in English at the University of Florida for approximately four weeks, until the endless daily grind of non-stop investigations into whether every single mention of a long straight object was nothing more than a phallic symbol made him quickly realize that he would never make it through to actually get a less-than-useful English degree. He determinedly became a drunkard and dropout afterwards.
Later, he learned the fine art of bookkeeping, decided he enjoyed it, and eventually went back to school, this time for an Accounting degree, which he was able to complete while working full-time and attending night classes for the simple reason that there was no discussion of phallic symbols.
Becoming a stalwart and valiant accountant, he set the world afire with the speed of his T-accounts, the precision of his reconciliations, and uncanny way of balancing debits and credits. By night, he dazzled and amazed all and sundry by reading, playing computer and console games as well as tabletop role-playing games, watching TV, and playing with his dogs.
Nearly all of his time is spent with his lovely wife and companion Lisa, whose patience and love quite seriously carries him through the tribulations of life.
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The Storm of Northreach (Northreach Saga, Book 2)
The storm is breaking, and the undead are loosed.
The legacy of the insane necromancer Troius lives on. Now freed from his control, the scattered remnants of his undead horde stalk the isolated hamlets of Northreach. The survivors of the destruction of Daneswall seek shelter from the oncoming storm, while soldiers of Baron Northreach are sent to investigate the strange message sent by the Baron
Before the Storm
A midnight tryst by a lonely tree on a windswept knoll can be a very romantic thing. When the dead stalk the night, however, much more than a villager's heart is at risk.
For some people, routine is very important. Upsetting that routine can have dire consequences.
During the zombie apocalypse, it isn't always the roaming hordes of walking dead that send you over the edge. Sometimes, it's the little things.
The Curse of Troius: A Zombie Fantasy Novel
In an isolated backwater of Northreach, a powerful mage completes the work that will create the army that he needs to sweep the world and accomplish his thirst for vengeance. The village of Daneswall, a peaceful and forgotten community in Northreach, is caught in the forefront of the awakened zombie horde that grows with every farm and village it encounters.
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- Be the Monkey - Ebooks and Self-Publishing: A Dialog Between Authors Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath
on March 29, 2011
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