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Brief Update

 

I’m nearing the end of my 2nd year in the Ph.D. program.  This means I’m finishing up what I hope is the last of my course work.  I still need to get my committee sorted out and obtain a reading list for the summer to prepare for comprehensive exams.

I have 6 chapters of THE BOOK to finish on draft 2.  But, I’ll need another big revision on draft 3.  That’s the problem with learning how to write a novel WHILE you are writing the very first one. You screw up a lot.  But, I’m cool with that. I want this sucker to be as close to awesome as I can get it.  In no rush!

I do have my name on an academic journal article that’s making the rounds right now.  Crossing my fingers that it can find a home.  It would be my first break into that arena.

No pics.  Sorry.

Okay, I lied… here’s a gif.

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LOLZ !

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05 2015

Fiend: A Novel

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Fellow MFA alum, Peter Stenson, has a zombie novel on its way into bookstores. FIEND will hit the market on July 9th and is already getting some amazing buzz.  (From Amazon)

“Certain to invite comparisons to Hubert Selby and Cormac McCarthy…one scalding pressure cooker of a novel, and I advise you to buckle up and hold on tight because you’re in for one hell of a ride.  –Donald Ray Pollock, author of The Devil All the Time and Knockemstiff 

“This is the real meat. The last zombie novel you’ll ever need.”—Warren Ellis, New York Times bestselling author of Gun Machine and Twisted Little Vein

“Peter Stenson has done the near impossible in delivering a savage fire-storm of a page-turner while also enabling a hard and earnest look at addiction and love.  I tore through Fiend with the crazed fervor of an addict, but like all great stories these characters lingered in my thoughts long after I turned the last beautiful and brutal page.”—Alan Heathcock, National Magazine Award-winning author of Volt

“Peter Stenson is the bastard child of Cormac McCarthy and George Romero. In Fiend, he takes the reader on a dark joyride replete with junkies, zombies, and buckets of gore. Here is a novel that will jack your pulse and break your heart all at once.”—Steve Almond, New York Times bestselling author of Candyfreak and Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life

Having written with Peter, I know that I’m in for one hell of a ride.  He writing grabs on and doesn’t let go.  This was evident during our time together in the writing workshop.  Cannot wait to dig in.

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06 2013