George Bernstein

Biography

I have a B.A. from Northwestern University, and am the ex-president of a publicly held Chicago company. I now live in south Florida, where I divide my time with writing novels, working with wood (my 3-car garage is a cabinet shop), and punishing myself by playing golf. I am also a “World Class” fly fisherman (12 World Records), and have published articles in Saltwater Sportsman magazine. I have recently self-published Toothy Critters Love Flies, the who-what-where on fly-fishing for pike & musky, which has received excellent reviews. I am a serious novelist, and have attended numerous writers’ conferences and Donald Maass’ (famous author’s agent) “Break-out Novel” seminar, all aimed at improving my craft. I have worked with independent editor, Dave King (Self-Editing for Fiction Writers), who was a great help in my developing my “voice.”

Smashwords Interview

When did you first discover you were a writer?
In High School. It was always my papers that were read to the class in English. I’ve always had a vivid imagination, partially sparked by my sister, Iris, who made up interesting stories to tell me when I was younger.

However, it took attending classes at several writers conferences and a seminar by ace fiction agent, Donald Maass, to sharpen my skills and show what made great writing. Talent alone isn’t usually enough… a sad lesion infrequently learned by self-published debut authors
What is your favorite part of writing?
Getting emotionally involved with my characters... making them come alive. When I can cry and laugh with them, and choke up at tense moments in the story, I know I’ve done the job well. Giving good characters little faults, and finding something a little redeeming for villians.
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Where to find George Bernstein online


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Books

A 3rd Time to Die
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,590. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
2 souls find fated love...and brutal death, first in 17th Century England, & again in 19th C. Philladelphia. Reborn again in the 21st Century, each mired in fractured marriages, they discover each other again, brough together by their love of jumping horses. They struggle to find happiness again in this life time, as others plot to fulfill a 300 year old legacy of death.
Trapped
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,460. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
JACKEE awakens from surgery, finding she's a physical vegetable. Only her eyes work, but her mind is still sharp. Her therapist, FRANKIE, is her one hold on sanity. Then her husband, PHIL, brings his mistress home. Jakee discovers she's telepathic, learning Phil tried to kill her for her trusts. She lusts for revenge, creating a psychic plot to destroy him, but must hurry with only a year to live.

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