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Strange But True

by John Searles

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Strange But True by John Searles
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    Jul 2004, 256 pages
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    Jun 2005, 366 pages

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John Searles is the author of Boy Still Missing and Strange But True, and the  Deputy Editor at Cosmopolitan where he oversees all book excerpts and reviews for the magazine. His essays, articles and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post and other national newspapers and magazines. He lives in New York City.

When asked how he approaches the process of writing fiction, compared to working on a magazine he replied, 'Both experiences are so different. At Cosmo, my work is part of a huge group effort each month, whereas my writing is done in solitude for long stretches of time until I am ready to share the story with my editor. Still, I approach both things with a great deal of focus while trying to maintain a sense of humor about myself and not take things too seriously.'

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