What My Readers & Clients Say

Many people tell me and others how they feel about my writing and my company, Adducent‘s publishing help and assistance. You can read their comments below.


 

“Oh my gosh!!! I am in tears. That was amazing how you just pulled a beautiful and complete story out of a simple picture!” -Janet Mix, about The Ballerina in the Garden

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DAUNTLESS A Novel of the Gulf War WD Sullivan“I am also indebted to Dennis Lowery, president of Adducent without whose guidance, support, and encouragement this book could not have been published. An accomplished author in his own right, Dennis was invaluable in suggesting improvements, catching mistakes, and shepherding me through the process of taking my story from concept to completion. Dennis is a real pro and a pleasure to work with.” -William D. Sullivan, Vice Admiral, USN (Ret), about helping with his first novel, USS DAUNTLESS | A Novel of the Gulf War (publishing early 2018).

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“I’m pleased and very happy with this…” -Lorna Robertson, memoir client.

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Some of the early reader comments about What the Wind Blew Away:

“Superbly written.” –Gwendolyn M.

“Wow, what a bittersweet yet beautiful story of love and loss and healing… Thank you for such a poignant and touching story Dennis!” -Lisa Wolfington

“Loved your story. It made me think of loved ones that are no longer here. They will always be with me. Thank-you.” -Marsha Mooneyhan

“Beautifully written, Dennis.” -Michael Koontz

“A beautiful story of loss and healing; so touching and lovely.” -Nina Anthonijsz

“Talk about tugging at the heart strings.” -Vicki Tyley

“I love your story; it’s a touching and poignant piece.” -RC de Winter

“Thank you, so much. It’s a beautiful story; a sweet and touching read. I need to explore that connection [in the story] I am glad you wrote this as it’s nudging me to explore what it is.” -Amy Dionne

“Left me speechless and filled with precious memories from when Mom was around. Thank you for this beautiful story.” -L. Moncivaiz

As a writer you believe what you’re creating will touch someone in some way. But you send your creation out into an often silent world. Maybe it’s just not found so it can be read. After all, we live in a world where we’re inundated with information, social media shares, and posts. Pictures of cute dogs… cute cats… cute girls… and bacon. In all of that, sometimes your writing gets missed. BUT then there are times where you get a message from a reader like this. And it confirms that what you’re doing does reach some people and that it’s touched their heart. I received this message–screen-grab below–from a reader of the excerpt from What the Wind Blew Away that I posted on social media.

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“Dennis, it doesn’t matter what you are writing about, your descriptions of the scene or the feelings inside of a character, the reader feels like they are there watching it all unfold before them. Everything is so vivid. Thank you for this sweet story.”  -Janet Mix, about The Song On the Wind

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“What a beautiful story and music to share with us. Great way to start the day with a smile.”  -Kathy Rosson, about The Song On the Wind

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“I enjoyed the story very much, have always loved the song. Great job.”  -Karen Gross, about The Song On the Wind

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“Made my day. Thank you. 💛”  -Dawn Jackson, about The Song On the Wind

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“Cute story. You do have a way with words. Merry Christmas!!”  -Dave Hendrickson, about The Song On the Wind

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“I just love your writing.” -Autumn H., about WHITE BIRD

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“Loved the story.” –Rosa Cloyd (early reader), about WHITE BIRD

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“Ohhhh, the suspense!!!!!!” –Janet Mix (early reader), about WHITE BIRD

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“I’m hooked and love the story, Dennis!” –Nina Anthonijsz (early reader), about WHITE BIRD

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Some of my early reader comments, about WINGS:

“That is a really good read. I quite enjoyed it.” –Jocelyne Corbiere

“That was a beautiful story, and full of meaning. Sometimes, we need to stop and fill our minds and hearts with love and tenderness for life can be very hard.” –Kathryn Nokony

“Dennis, I just loved it, actually read it twice… Forgive me but I see romance in so much, and when she asked ‘What will you do with me?’ It’s not what you wrote, but the way you wrote it, that made it come alive. Also, when she said ‘You’re a man,’ all of “his” response was so well-written. I promise not to reveal too much of the story because I encourage everyone to read it — but when each character shared their story of pain and courage; different but yet familiar, and she said: ‘To fly…’ and stated her outcome so far. I had to take a break from the story; I felt tears running down my face because it became so real to me… The ending was surprising but great. What a great message in this story… Thank you for sharing your great gift with me. A great, compelling, short story… ‘Wings’ touched me deeply, your writing moves me!” –Bernice Joe

“Just beautiful! I cried a few tears as I read this… Every time I think Dennis Lowery can’t write any better, he does. This story gave my wings a much-needed pick me up… I love that each story he writes, I find myself in it. This story is the perfect focus on the woman with kindness from the man, tragedy, pride, vulnerability, joy, and peace.” –Sarah Odendahl

“That’s a fantastic short story. My girls love fairy stories.” –Liz Moshier Echols

“Every time I read one of your stories I’m in awe! Keep ’em coming please.” –Regina Dollar Castleberry

“I love to read your stories, you take me right there.” –Jo Myers

“That was beautiful!” –Janet Mix

“This was gorgeous! My only regret is how short it was. That was beautiful, nice balance between the sounds and the tone! Very cool story as well!” –Macady Watson

“Love the story…” –B. Ambrose

“I love your stories, especially Wings. You’re a great writer!” –Lisa Fuller

“Great story! They will meet again!” –Susan Gabriel [And you never know… she may be right]

“Well-written and I would love to read more of your work in the future!” –Yannick Bretschneider

“Oh my gosh…I wish it would’ve been longer. It is a shame she went through all that. It also would have been so nice to get more backstory on both the man and her. But this story was absolutely flawless in my opinion.” –Luke Cooper

“This is such a unique story, and the words are so descriptive!” –ARS

“So beautiful. It had me in tears. But then, Dennis Lowery always seems to touch my heart with his words. I think this might be my favorite.” –Nina A.

“This story was beautiful!” –Alison Fu

“Incredible, and so moving!! Thank you for the beautiful story, Dennis.” –Linda Anani

“So beautiful. Almost brings a tear to my eye.” –Lisa Korn

“You soar, Dennis Lowery. One of my very favorites…” –Lena Kindo-Kamara

“Very nicely written. My favorite genre.” –Paul Wade

“I enjoyed reading Wings, definitely magical, Thank you for sharing. Now I want more. You’re an excellent writer.” –Yolanda Ocasio

“I think this story sends a positive message to young people who are not happy with their bodies, or life situations. I enjoyed reading this short story, Dennis Lowery Thank you.” –Hazel Payne

“So beautiful…” –Sherry Thompson

“You know women so well… you have fulfilled your purpose.” –Renee McDaniel

“Magic. And even better you were able to write it so quickly.? You know the writing is so good that you can feel that you are in the story. That is one heck of a trick.” –Mike Trani

“Fabulous Dennis Lowery – truly enjoyed my morning read. Loved it.” –Diane Carolyn

[She quotes from the story] “Why do you go on then?’ ‘Because,’ and he smiled at her from the knowledge that only comes from experience, ‘Because, I deserve to find what I’m looking for.’ As we all do. Wonderful story Dennis Lowery.” –Samantha O’Brien

“Loved it.” –Robert Partridge

“It is beautiful!” –Claire Toffolo

“I love this part… ‘We fly highest and farthest then. That freedom… the feeling of our wings drinking in the wind, is what fairies long for.’ Truly beautiful, and so much feeling, Dennis Lowery.” –Margie Casados

What some of my early readers had to say about Ask for the Dance, a coming of age story (with some important life lessons):

“A story about good parents who give the right advice, and how a smart kid can learn the right lessons from that advice. This is a Must Read.” -Jyoti Q Dahiya

“This has touched my heart.” -Vickie Farnsley

“Great story!” -Dirk Hooper

“That was such a beautiful story, brings back sweet memories.” -Paul Wing,

“Love it!” -BF

“Wow, that was amazing!!” -Queen Rae

“You have such mad talent! ? this!” -Cindy Corhn

“Great writing, Dennis. You are enormously talented. From a man who hates to admit any romantic inclinations, I want a do-over for high school.” -Gerald Shackelford

“Truly enjoyed it, Dennis.” -Denis Labelle

“Great read Dennis! ‘And chances are you will fail—at many things—if you’re trying to live a life of purpose and meaning to yourself.’ That’s some very sage advice.” -GP

“I love this story!” -Jenn R

“A beautiful story.” -Rebecca Fowler

“This left me grinning from ear to ear.” -Dawn Hart Jackson

“Young love… a great story! Loved it!” –Susan Gabriel

What some of my early readers had to say about The Thanks GIVEN, a Thanksgiving holiday story:

“You were born to write, Dennis Lowery and that shows in every word. What a beautiful celebration of family. Lovely. Truly lovely writing.” –Sean Cowen

“Wonderful, as always.” –Sherry Thompson

“A Beautiful story. Thank you for sharing.” –Bernice Joe

“Loved it… it’s beautiful! Me encantó! La traducción era soportable. Felicidades, es precioso…” –Elsa Bornay Delgado, Madrid

“A story from Dennis Lowery, do take a couple of minutes to read his wonderful words. For me they always conjure perfect images of the story as if I were running a movie clip in my head. I highly recommend checking out more of his excellent work.” –Fay Handstock, United Kingdom

“Beautiful.” –Deanna Elliott

“This touched my heart in many ways for I can relate in many many ways. I cried when I was reading this. For I feel the exact same way. And reading this with my three yr. old laying in my lap falling asleep… I look at her and am truly blessed in every way. Thank you for helping me see that again.” –Brandie Chavez

“Dennis, this is a beautiful piece of writing. I love it. And it made me think of my own memories that HAD power over me that I did not realize until reading this. Thank you.” –Vera Athans

“Heartwarming and cozy, like a hug by the fire on the hearth. We need to be constantly reminded of what’s worthwhile.” –Liz

“I so enjoyed this!” –Lena Kindo-Kamara

“Hermosa. Lagrimas en mis ojos. Beautiful. I’ve tears in my eyes.” –Merchi Sananes

“Dennis, that is beautiful! I love it.” –Joyce Swindall Jacobs

“I’ve seen this story play out in real life, just different names. It’s wonderful that you can put it on paper, the way you do. I loved it.” –Karen Gross

“A great and heartwarming story.” –Annemieke Reffeltrath, The Netherlands

“This is lovely. I love how you describe the sounds and smells and sights. Great!” –Nina Anthonijsz, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

“Love it, Dennis! Your writing is awesome!” –Sylvia Sotuyo

“Perfect!” –Cilla Cantrell

“Beautiful, thank you.” –Tracie Parker

“Great and worthwhile read Dennis, and I especially liked how your story and postscript worked together to create a message that is both as beautiful as it is true and meaningful. Hopefully the core of it sinks in to every and anyone reading it.” –Michael Koontz, Sweden

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“A quick and clever read! Great ideas for maintaining and improving relationships are woven in with funny stories and offbeat banter to keep you reading. My wife was so taken by the book that she bought a copy for each of our sons for Christmas.” –Mike S., Amazon Review of WISHBOOK

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“SUPERB!!! This book is amazing! It should be required for all men who want a great relationship with a woman! The authors wrote a comprehensive study of what will bring the best out in any woman. A man taking this to heart would benefit greatly! This is the “stuff” that women respond to. It is kind of amazing that men wrote it. That fact should make it easier for a man to read it and take it seriously. For all women, I sure hope they do!” Amazon Review of WISHBOOK

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“Thanks, Dennis. you always make it clearer. I like all of your changes. I’ll let you know when it posts.” –TC, a client (organization president) who asked for help with improving their articles and blog posts.

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“If you’ve been around this collection, you know I have a high opinion of Dennis Lowery’s short stories. Here’s a fascinating piece of folklore/history, retold in his inimitable style.” –Jyoti Q Dahiya, about JACK  | The Origin of the Jack-O-Lantern (sharing with her followers via social media).

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A few reader comments About The House of Sorrow & Pain

“Well that story just gave me a lovely chill up the back of my neck. Haha. Perfect…” –Dan S.

“If you haven’t read it, here’s another great story by Dennis Lowery. I love it.” –Sarah Odendahl

“Wow! A spooky but awesome provenance…” –Fay Handstock

“As with all of your stories Dennis Lowery, once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down til I finished.” –Regina Dollar Castleberry

“Like an unpardonable sin your words read so sweet. 🙂 I like this very much, Dennis. Very nicely written.” –Michael Koontz

“Fantastic!!!! Love it. It is really good and the chills went all the way to me in Norway.” –Sylvia Sotuyo

“Yes, this definitely was felt in Colorado, too. Intriguing and intense.” –Margie Casados

“Fantastic story, Dennis. Kind of in the O. Henry vein.” –Jim Zumwalt

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READER POSTED ON FACEBOOK “‘She saw light and color just beyond and pushed harder. The dirty, broken, glass silently fell away and revealed the band of setting sunlight that now swept across the orchids.’ Whenever I feel down or whenever I’m struggling with something I always read this story. It reminds me to keep pushing, because what I see through the broken and dirty glass is beautiful. Thank you, Dennis Lowery.” –Jaime Payamps, about What You Can See Through Broken Glass (in my collection SEASONS PASS | Life Remains)

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“Amazing.” –Atai Sumaya, about All That I Am

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“A heart-warming little short story about love.” –Jyoti Q Dahiya, about The Dawn Star

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“That was good. I thought I was going to cry when DELETED SPOILER PART. I love happy ending horror stories. Kinda creepy how I relate to it. I live in an old house, in the country, by myself, I had a German Shepherd until he passed away, my family worries about me being alone, I’m not hot but I don’t think I’m ugly either. Glad this had a good ending for several reasons. LOL.” –Brittany Stone, about NIGHT NOISES

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“Well written! The story flowed well and kept me eager to read on!” –Margaret Pypher, about The Bargains Below
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“Good lord I’m never shopping for bargains again!! Brilliant!” –Rea de Miranda, about The Bargains Below
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“Coooool. I lolled a few times too. Can’t wait to share once it is public.” –Nina Anthonijsz, The Bargains Below

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“Interesting take on a ‘Faustian bargain’ version of werewolves.” –Tom Parsons, about The First Werewolf

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“Time and tide waits for no man or in the now waits for woman either, wonderful to have that snapshot in time we can look back on. Loved the post.” –Chris Black, about Dance of Fireflies

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“Love it! The best part of being a writer is the little scenes that can reel through our heads at any given time. It’s quite entertaining.” 🙂 –Kat Caldwell, about CAST Away

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“Love this.” –Lory Case, about The Girl in Blue

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“Thanks Dennis Lowery. It’s a little story, but so full of emotions.” –Mehdi Ben Hamida, about The Girl in Blue

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“Sad, but beautifully poignant. Thanks for sharing this story!” –Rhonda Hall, about The Girl in Blue

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“Beautiful… lovely!” –Fatima Loureiro, about The Girl in Blue

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“A powerful story.” –Vicki Tyley, Bestselling author, about The Girl in Blue

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“Awesome!” –Nina A, about Thou Shalt Not | Thou Shalt Not | Thou Shall

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“Dennis, thanks for your edits and comments. I accepted all. You made it a better piece.” –TC, a client (organization president) who asked for help with improving their articles and blog posts

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“This has got to be one of the most intriguing titles I’ve ever seen to generate reader interest! Very cleverly captioned!” –Jim Zumwalt, about this

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“Another piece of writing by Dennis Lowery, this time fact not fiction and you are once again faced with what a powerful writer he is. And how his words make images and feelings dance within you.” –Jyoti Q Dahiya, about The Moments and Places That Make You Feel

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“Love everything you say. Our precious dogs give us forever loyalty and unconditional love!” –Jeri Gething, about IT’S JUST A DOG

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“Proverbially, short but sweet! One of those short stories that leave you wanting more. I would like to know what happened after the bayonet was drawn but it would appear that the author wants us to use our imagination.” –Antonio V., about The Boy Who Got Away

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“This writer, Dennis Lowery… I have learned a lot through his stories, about life, over the years. When I finished I wanted to hug him. I’d like to share one of his latest gems here with you. You’re welcome.” –Nina Anthonijsz, sharing The Center That Holds on Facebook and Twitter

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“I just read your blog entry on Memorial Day, really well done and thought provoking, lest we forget.” –General Richard ‘Butch’ Neal, USMC (Ret.) Former Assistant Commandant of the US Marine Corps, about MEMORIAL DAY (In Stone)

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“This is a great, inspiring book of women taking that leap and making their dreams come through – fantastic that it ends with action steps as well. I would buy it for any aspiring female entrepreneur.” –Dr. Paul A Sherrat, Amazon review of Adventures of Women Entrepreneurs | Stories That Inspire

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“OMG – I LOVE IT. Congratulations Robin (and of course Dennis).” –Lori Ames, about Adventures of Women Entrepreneurs | Stories That Inspire. [Lori’s story is included in the book. Her company is a public relations agency specializing in publicity, public relations, and marketing for non-fiction book authors]

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“I would recommend this book to anyone! These are real stories from real women. It’s well written and easy to read. Most importantly, it inspired me to go forward with a new opportunity that I had put on the back burner.”JKS, Amazon review of Adventures of Women Entrepreneurs | Stories That Inspire

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“I just love it. Loved Seals and Croft in their heyday too!” –Adrianne, about The Smile Waitin’ in the Kitchen

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“Just read your ‘Honey, Where’s That Book?” It was a blast 😉 and nice use of ‘letting the reader use their own imagination.'” –Debra Dayton

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“Great read! Captivating and extremely well written!” –Antonio V., about Through A Lens of Dark & Light

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“I just love wordsmiths. Ever since I was a kid, in heaven with two large unabridged Webster’s dictionaries and Encyclopedia Britannica, I appreciated just how people can make writing seem so easy (when I’m always questioning just HOW they can take an idea and create a whole world around it, like Tolkien did with his love of languages and created a fantasy world from it). Mr. Lowery has that knack, and does it in the abridged form so needed these days (as we’re following much more content than ever before, to read War and Peace manuals too often now).” –Kevyne Shandris, about How To Get Started on Your Memoir

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“I love it.” –Yochi Shilo, about The Oxygen Mask Priority

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“I just finished reading, ‘What You Can See Through Broken Glass,‘ and I absolutely loved it. It was so relatable and spoke with me instantly.” –Jaime K Payamps

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“This is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing! This is my fave kind of story!” –Sheri Caldwell, about BLINDED
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“Thanks. Enjoyed.” –Heather Papa, about SAVED! | What a Child Taught Me
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“Really inspiring. Thanks for sharing.” –Vanshika Dudeja, about SAVED! | What a Child Taught Me
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“For people who are bookworms, and people who have a hard time sitting still to read a book….. this man is amazing, he can grab your attention and by the time you know it you’re finished and wanting more. Take a glimpse of his writings and you’ll see for yourself! I’m so very proud to call him my brother in law/brother since I don’t have any brothers and I’ve known him for most of my life. Amazing how he puts words on paper and they come alive and make you feel so hard and true. Thank you, Dennis!” –Rebecca, about Born Different
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“A beautiful little story about how parenting brings about change–sometimes in unexpected ways.” –Jyoti Q Dahiya, about SAVED! | What a Child Taught Me
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“❤Teary-eyed while smiling.” –Nina A., about SAVED! | What a Child Taught Me
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“Enjoyed that – especially Alpha and Beta’s presence☺.” –Margaret Burckard, about Like the Song, She Haunted Our Dreams
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“I love how defined you have made each time period. And, how relatable the characters especially in relationship of one to another. I held my breath, cheered for the heroes and applauded their courage. This takes the reader on a rollercoaster of emotions… pain, sorrow, brewing love and more. Bravo Dennis!” –Lena Kindo-Kamara, about BLINDED
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“The story behind the story is very interesting! Creepy but in a good kind of way.” –Margaret Burckard, about The Story Behind the Story… The House of Sorrow and Pain
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“Nice and scary. Thanks immensely. I love short stories.” –Mohanbir Singh Ghura, about The Story Behind the Story… The House of Sorrow and Pain
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“I genuinely enjoyed reading your novella. I think I will check out your other books as well.” –Antonio N., a second  comment about Through a Lens of Dark & Light
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“So captivating!” –Carol Goller, about Like the Song, She Haunted Our Dreams
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“Bad boy 😀 You are soooooo great !!!!!” –Irena Udoviciv, about Like the Song, She Haunted Our Dreams

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“I really enjoyed ‘Through A Lens of Dark and Light’! I thought it was well written and I highly recommend it!” –Antonio N.

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“Captivating as all his stories are! Dennis Lowery has a way of bringing you in and leaving you wanting more.” –from an Amazon Review of Union Station

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“This writer always has the gift to make my day. That story about Huck is truly inspiring and has put hope back in my life. Thank you Dennis Lowery for another great work of literature.” –Katie Amanda Kuper, about The Note to Miss Watson

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“Wow. Goosebumps. Well done, and you’re raising a great pair!” — Jyoti Q Dahiya, about BABY SATAN  in A Crosswalk

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“You know that moment when you come across someone, who is able to put things in such a way that all you can do is nod passionately in agreement while saying ‘Exactly!’ To me, this author, Dennis Lowery is such a person.” — Nina Anthonijsz, about BABY SATAN  in A Crosswalk

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“Delightfully unexpected! Delicious suspense in a short story that peeks beneath the surface, and exposes the depths of revenge. I devoured it in 25 minutes and read it a second time in one sitting.” –Bobbie Today, from an Amazon review of The Crossing
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“Rare getting wordsmithing like this these days. Where figurative storytelling isn’t CGI hand holding. The mark of a great writer is pulling you into his/her fantasy, yet also letting your imagination fill in the missing pieces. Why books are still the best medium for storytelling (not movies/videos).” –Kevyne Shandris, about Dance of Fireflies
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“It’s a great story. I’m happy to boost it.” –Debra Dayton, helping spread the word about Through a Lens of Dark & Light
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“I felt like I was sitting on the couch with Alpha and Beta!”😱 –Janet Mix, about The Boy Who Got Away
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“I wish I was on a chair next to the twins. I so enjoy what you write.” –Jo Myers, about The Boy Who Got Away
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“I’m reading your book now, ‘Blinded’ first. OMG, it’s so Good!Thank you!” –NeoMe Brock, about NIGHT DESCENDS
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“Right on point Dennis. We need to read, compare, learn alternative viewpoints, and listen, before we speak.” –Donna McAleer, about Horny Toes
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“I’m hooked , and I want your book. I’ve just subscribed to updates and confirmed via e-mail. I look forward to reading more of your works! Have you heard of Jonathan Aycliffe/Daniel Easterman (Denis M. MacEoin)? I enjoy the writing genre under the first pen name. I mention this because I think your style is comparable to his.👈🏼FABULOUS!” –NeoMe B., about reading the free first chapter of The D’Arkane Files ~ Book One.
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“Thanks alot hope to read more of your books.” –Monica Anyango, about reading the free first chapter of The D’Arkane Files ~ Book One.
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“A very creative parent… was curious as to what the ending would be, and SMILE I did as it concluded. Loved it!” –Katie Amanda Kuper, about Finding the Light in Her Smile
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“Thanks for my daily dose of heartwarming.” –Nina A., about Finding the Light in Her Smile
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“That was beautiful, making the coming of morning seem the same as a smile. You had me smiling once I was done reading. Amazing!” –Midnight S., about Finding the Light in Her Smile
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“Dennis Lowery is a writer as well as a father, and sometimes gives us a sweet glimpse into parenting two great girls by means of a well-crafted short short story.” –
-Jyoti Dahiya, about Finding the Light in Her Smile and sharing the story on social media
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“I love it!” –Eva Toma, about Finding the Light in Her Smile and sharing the story on social media
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“So beautiful.” –Elizabeth Marie van Wyk, about One of Those Hot Texas Nights
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“You have a way with words, beautiful.” –Jo Myers, about HOME Trees
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“You make feel I’m there. How beautiful…” –Brenda Gross, about HOME Trees
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“Wow, I liked it!!” –Ida Pena, about The Candle
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“Love your short stories. AAA+++ book illustration covers, too!” –Kevyne Shandris
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“Dennis, this story brought beautiful tears and many memories of ‘The Eagles’ but for this girl thoughts mostly of my Dad!!! You are creating Magic for your daughters and I salute you~~ Having been a Daddy’s girl it is with great pleasure to be reminded of his wonderful soul through a song, a smell or through this beautiful vignette you have written for Alpha and Beta. Your legacy is sealed forever (already} in your daughters hearts. Well done. God bless you. Regards , Kathy” –Kathleen Leonard, about One of Those Hot Texas Nights
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“Lowery writes really, really well.” –Kevyne Shandris, about One of Those Hot Texas Nights
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“It’s beautiful and important, making memories with those you love. Everything Dennis writes is just…. special, different, brilliant!” –Nina Anthonijsz, about One of Those Hot Texas Nights
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“Beautiful story…” –Lefti K., about One of Those Hot Texas Nights
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“How reading this makes me want to explore and travel.” –Margaret Burckard, about The Moments We Remember
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“This is beautifully written and sounds most extraordinary… thank you for the thought provoking inspiration. Well done…” –Kathleen Leonard, about The Moments We Remember
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“I’m picturing you journeying to all these places with a leather traveler’s journal and fountain pen at the ready. Documenting experiences, sketching, and adding bits of ephemera collected along the way.” –Debra Dayton, about The Moments We Remember
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“I believe what you say here is true!” –Margaret Burckard, about The Stonecutter
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“Thank you. I truly enjoyed the read.” –Ginger Hunt, about The Stonecutter
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“Dennis, you are blessed with an amazing talent!” –James G. Zumwalt, best-selling author of Bare Feet, Iron Will ~ Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields, DOOMSDAY IRAN | The Clock is Ticking and Living the Juche Lie, North Korea’s Kim Dynasty
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“Oh my goodness…! I felt the undercurrents in part 3, but thought that she SPOILER REMOVED due to her circumstances. 😲 Really creepy! He got SPOILER REMOVED… so my feeling about SPOILER REMOVED. A SPOILER REMOVED mystery here. Great work.” –Margaret Burckard, about THE CROSSING
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“I really liked how ‘The Crossing’ turned out Dennis. That was good story. Glad you were able to make something out of just a photograph… a credit to your talent.” –Dan S., about Every Picture Tells a Story, Don’t It? | ‘THE CROSSING
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“I love a good book I pick up, can’t put down, and end up reading all in one sitting! I recently came across ‘Til The End’ and this book was read just that way! I couldn’t put it down! The book is unlike any other book I’ve ever read. I’m usually more into psychology, self-help, self-improvement and non-fiction books being a graduate in Psychology (a Masters in Counseling), but I love a good book of murder, thrill, and suspense every now and then. This book isn’t your typical suspense novel though, it’s actually very different from what you’d expect, but that is exactly what I loved about it. Many of us have our own secrets, some darker than others. This book gets you thinking about what kind are worth keeping and what are best let out in the open, confessed, apologized, and paid for. It tells a great, compelling story that is extremely tense and best of all, gets you thinking about friendship, loyalty, choices and the consequences that follow. A beautifully written, dark novel that kept me hooked ‘Til The End!’ –Cindy Batchelor
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“I just happened on your site here in Google. It was really accidental. But I enjoyed it, especially your ‘The 12 Doves for Christmas 2015’ and now I’m curious and looking forward to reading the upcoming 2016 on the 14th Dec, which is also my birthday… Thank you for sharing your thoughts with other people. In the occasion I wish you Merry Christmas and a joyful happy New Year.”  –Elena Landri
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“The books came in the mail today, thank you once again, the girls will love their copy! And I love mine!” –Sheila Adams, about receiving their signed copies of SEASONS PASS | Life Remains
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“Signed sealed and delivered… loving it. Thank you Dennis!” –Lena Kindo-Kamara, about receiving her signed copies of SEASONS PASS | Life Remains
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Second email today on how well Bill’s book-signing event went (the other was from the venue, letting me know they were packed, sold all books on hand and took orders for more).
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“Beautiful, wonderful stories, what a fabulous collection!” –Deidre Huff, about SEASONS PASS | Life Remains
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“The power of words written by a writer with passion for all things is a gift…” –Andro Vampy, about SEASONS PASS | Life Remains
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“A collection of beautiful, inspirational stories… but Dennis’s works are never ‘just stories.’ They always leave the reader with some kind of positive feeling and always, always give you something to think about. I love how it takes him only a few words to paint a vivid image of any given situation, how he draws you in and makes you feel as if you are part of his story, a witness. And that is a special and beautiful experience.” –Nina Anthonijsz, about SEASONS PASS | Life Remains
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“Your writings remind me of the pebble thrown into a pond, creating ripples that flow outward and go on to change the surrounding shoreline. Clearly, your writings have had just such a ripple effect on the lives of others. That is a great talent to have. I congratulate you for your ability to do so.” –Jim Zumwalt, about SEASONS PASS | Life Remains
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“You wrote a great story and I felt every word. Your significant ending to the story was ‘The Song of Solomon, the passion of love bursting into flame is more powerful than death, stronger than the grave.’ Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful heart!” –Evy Hannes, about The Candle (a story included in my collection of suspenseful stories, NIGHT DESCENDS
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“Love it.” –C.S. Jackson, about There is No More Wine from Atlantis
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“I absolutely love what you wrote. It brought tears to my eyes and enlightened my heart. At least we know that from utter darkness comes the most amazing light, for that day we wait with perseverance, tolerance and patience as goodness breeds goodness.” –Ruby King, about There is No More Wine from Atlantis
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“Thank you. I have been looking forward to your response to this horror. Probably because I knew upfront it would soothe my pain. Thank you.” –Nina Anthonijsz, about There is No More Wine from Atlantis
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“I wanted to let you know I read your book and enjoyed it. It got me thinking about my own life and how I really need to focus more on my personal life and family. I often refer to my life as constant marathon with no finish line. I shared your book with our Vice President of Mission Resources (my boss) and she is truly excited to be able to partner up with you.” –Mary, Make-A-Wish Foundation
One of my writing/publishing projects. My author/client is teaming with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. A portion of the proceeds from each copy sold will be donated to support their mission to help children. Their motto “One moment changes everything” meshes with the message of the book. The moments we experience–especially those we take a hand in creating–can be so very powerful in our lives. The launch/release date for the book is December 12, 2016.

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Reader comments about HALF… one of the stories in my collection, SEASONS PASS | Life Remains:

“Beautiful.” –Ann Brocklesby

“Love it, cheers!” –John Phillips

“Amazing story.” –Khadija Rouchadi

“Imbued with purpose, your daughters will go forth. Thanks for sharing.” –Abigail van Rooyen

“It’s truly amazing!” –Yinusa Teejani

“I love it, nice story.” –Olena Melnyk

“Great story!” –Priya Khan

“I truly enjoyed this short story, thank you!” –AL

“Very nice, lovely.” –Anne Derutas Gellama

“Beautiful!” –Elena Pavel

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“Got it and cried a bit.Held it to my chest and giggle cried. I love how your words can strike a different chord for each person that reads them. Anyhow… I was flying high about the book and couldn’t stop myself from tearing through it. My heart is damn near bursting with happiness. Thank you.” –Dawn Jackson, about her advance copy of SEASONS PASS | Life Remains

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“I have to say that ‘Born Different’ and ‘Wings’ were two that really touched me. Not that there was a bad spot in there at all; just wanted to let you know I completely loved the book.” –Craig Sprout, about his advance copy of SEASONS PASS | Life Remains

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“I love the different personalities of each character and how the writer bridged them together. The story was a straight forward easy read. It had everything that I needed in a good book, lies, murder, drugs, secrets, and deceit.” –from an Amazon review of ‘Til the End

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“To my sounding board, Dennis Lowery. You not only validated my thinking, but also contributed significantly to the finished book. I enjoyed exchanging Set For Life stories with you. Working with you made for a wonderful experience and memory.” –Ed Elgarresta, SET FOR LIFE | How to Create Happiness in a Way Too Busy World

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READ 4000 words–Reader Comments–about the stories in NIGHT DESCENDS

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“Jeeeeeeesus! Eeeek!! That name alone is so wrong already! Appreciate the disclaimer… And one more thing: the way you described the way she took a deep breath… Masterful.” –Nina A. , about Timmy
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“It’s not easy for me to be brief because there’s a lot I can say about him. But I’ll try: I first contacted Mr. Dennis Lowery in 2014 to discuss my story about the Vietnam war. Now, two years later, we have completed three book projects—novels—together (two about the war in Vietnam and persecution and escape afterward, and another about how a combat wounded [Iraq] veteran saves a pit bull from being euthanized and how that dog, in turn, saved her life). Dennis provided me with tremendous assistance in developing the plots, structuring the books, editing and proofreading the final drafts. I have also learned a lot about publishing from Dennis and that you can tell your story, write your book and send your message to the readers at large, without depending on major publishers. Last but not least, I appreciate the opportunity to work with such an intelligent, decent and good man.” –Duyen Nguyen, Esq.

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“Woooo!!! I work in vacant houses, cleaning up moldy situations. This sent a chill up my spine!!! Thanks! I think.” –Lori Sherwood, about Timmy
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“Just purrfect…, Dennis.” –Hazel Payne, about Timmy
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“Luv’d this.” –Liz S., about Timmy
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“Creepy. And fun.” –Alvin Stearns, about Timmy
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“Love this… spooky good. I knew I’d be Halloween pleased stopping by to read. So glad I did!” 🙂 –Margie Casados, about Timmy
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“Yikes!” –Susan Gabriel, about Timmy
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“Oh wow!!! This is really exciting stuff, Dennis. I will sleep with one eye open tonight after reading this.” –Sylvia Sotuyo, about Timmy

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“Dennis Lowery is a consummate professional who has a unique talent for being able to help you help yourself in developing your story, whether fiction or nonfiction. Blessed with great patience, he is a good listener who gently leads you as your project progresses, while at the same time making sage and valued comments for consideration. Responsive and diligent, he is a master at bringing out that elusive idea or thought, presenting it to you in a thoughtful yet persuasive manner. He introduced me to creative nonfiction and effortlessly guided me along a path that led to my first book. If you are considering writing a book, the ‘go to man’ is Dennis; he will aid and assist you throughout the effort and will make the journey enjoyable.” General Richard ‘Butch’ Neal, USMC (Ret.)

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“In immensely practical terms, … discusses the ‘nuts and bolts’ of arranging funerals. I especially like that this book is short and readable, filled with important details and devoid of lots of unnecessary “fluff.” –from an Amazon review of, Nobody Wants To Talk About It

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“When I watched the video your voice triggered my Alexa too — so I got that same eerie echo effect. The book looks great!” –Doug Metz, about the video of the NIGHT DESCENDS eProof

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“I like it… although on the sad yet thoughtful side. Would that I could write like that.” –Brenda Church, about the excerpt from Through a Lens of Dark & Light 

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“I hope it does well for you! You are an amazing writer. You weave your words together like a fine fabric always with beautiful results.” –Janet L. Mix, about the October release of NIGHT DESCENDS

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“I love it!” –Yochi Shilo, about Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon

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“I can’t wait to have it in my hands! Looks gorgeous! (and I loved the song).” –Nina Anthonijsz, about the video peek inside NIGHT DESCENDS

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“Okay i just stumbled upon this and wow this is a very nice piece of writing!” –PV, about HOME Trees

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“Wonderful writing… I love it!!!” –Tammy Coker Collins, about Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon

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The excerpt, Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon… a scene from my novella Through a Lens of Dark & Light, resulted in the following comment thread on Facebook:

Comment thread when I replied to someone who gave a story excerpt a sad-tears-face on Facebook

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“It’s amazing how descriptive your writing is. Every time I so much as read a sentence from you, let alone a short story, I’m there–in the scene. I’m feeling the emotions of the characters and experiencing the events likewise! Thank you.” –Jessica Griffin, about HOME Trees

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“Your words are so colorful that I was actually able to ‘see’ your memories as you painted them on the page. I could hear the laughter of the girls as they were running around and having fun in your backyard. You do so know how to put words on paper in such a way as to help a person to be able to see what you want them to see. You are a truly remarkable writer. I love reading your stuff.” — Brenda Church, about HOME Trees

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When I came across this book, I was interested in the suspense that was described, although I have no liking for football what so ever. I decided to give this a try based on the reviews and I am so glad that I did. This book is a very simple read and it’s written in a lax style that allows me to enjoy this book without too much concentration. The writer wastes no time introducing the key stars in this book, Ryan, Tyler, Avery, and Jacob. I like that I knew exactly who each of the boys were right from the beginning of the book, and I was able to gauge their character and have a better understanding of their actions as the book progressed. The football scenes in the book were tolerable for me and I was continuously engaged and kept wanting to read more, especially when the action begins in the story.”Ashlie Walton, from her Amazon review of ‘Til the End

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“Clear concise and oh so raw. Bird’s eye view into the sharing of siblings upon the passing of their Mom. With ease could be anyone of us. Nice read.” –Bryanne Ineson, about What You Can See Through Broken Glass

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“OOOHH HELL YEAH!!!! Loved it. Awesome!!! Exciting, with unexpected twists and turns.—SPOILER PART OF COMMENT REMOVED — Thanks for this very satisfying story, Dennis, I really enjoyed it!” –Nina Anthonijsz, about The Crossing

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“I think you are a great writer!” –-Teresa Nevinger, about the STORIES collection shared on social media

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“Oh man! You really got me with this one. Could not stop reading and had no clue about the twists and turns of the story.” –Susan Lewis, about The Crossing

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“Very sweet!” –Jyoti Q Dahiya, about What You Can See Through Broken Glass

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“That’s good. But now I have to know about the white dress! I’m on the edge of my seat. Nice writing. Keep it up. I’m hooked” –Brenda Church, about The Crossing

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“You really do have a knack for punch lines. Loving it!” –Kevyne Shandris, about my writing

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“Nicely done!” –Dan S., about The Crossing

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“I just finished reading it. Love the twist..hehe…in the story. You always have the best surprises!?” –Debra Dayton, about The Crossing

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“A very good story….love it.” –Lalina Ramnarine, about The Old Trunk

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“You are pushed forward on a ‘fated’ path… all those intricate details… Is this a movie?! You try but you cannot untangle yourself… amazed at the turn of events… and a deeper layer shows.. which is painful… and i love it! ❤ Thank you Michael [a reader that shared the story with her] for introducing this great writer … expanding our lives!” 🙂 –N. Azadi, about Union Station

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“These shorts are simply terrific. I’m a bookworm and devour good prose. Never can get enough. A+++” –Kevyne Shandris, about The Old Trunk

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“Thanks for sharing this wonderful story in such a very simple way. I do think many of us can relate and it is very encouraging to us as well.” –Camilla Bynoe, about The Old Trunk

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Reader comments about ‘TIL THE END – excerpts from some of the Amazon Reviews

Til the End - A Novel by Joseph Patrick With Dennis Lowery“An excellent read and one which will totally captivate any person who played high school sports.” –Robert Steven Thomas, Amazon USA Top 200 Review

“A Great story! This is a very interesting read. Perhaps it should be used as an example, or reminder that life is not a video game, you can’t reset the screen or reload the game, once something is done, it cannot be undone – you must live with the consequences for life, the buck stops with you!” –Susan Keefe

“Awesome book!” –Rick Gnacke

“Dreams die hard in Michigan author Joseph Patrick33’s dark, relentless and, at times, crushing novel, “’Til The End,” about four high school football stars overflowing with high hopes, unlimited talent, wild ambition and some increasingly dark secrets. This novel will grab you like a football cleat grabs turf on page one and keep you guessing until the final page. The author is concerned with how the choices we make define our lives and the lives of those we love. “’Til The End” is about what the author describes as “unpredictable fate” that can turn on a dime and take our greatest dreams and aspirations to places unimaginable in our worst hours. Familiarity with the settings, along with an ability to create jaw-dropping, dramatic scenes spanning 1988 to 1993, allow the author to maintain an authenticity that resonates and never feels contrived. He also has a sharp ear for the kind of dialogue that keeps the overall narrative rushing toward what is inevitably more hard knocks and defeats for the four friends who once swore solidarity and are now separated geographically. In the end, the author brings it all back home to Shelby Township with this cautionary, heartbreaking novel. Just as sports often imitates life with its glory, passion, promise and thrill of victory, “’Til The End” portrays the impossibility of hiding from secrets, erasing the past or carrying on lives filled with lies. The author is a championship storyteller and his novel succeeds in us showing how we all pay, in one way or another, for the choices we make. We may not be able to control fate, according to the author, but “’Til The End” brilliantly underscores how facing reality like a full-body tackle can make us all winners at our very core.” –John J. Kelly

“Michigan author Joseph Patrick33 is likely using a nom de plume: that would explain the ‘33’ tacked on the end of his name. It is nearly impossible to believe that this is his debut into the literary field as ‘TIL THE END is a major achievement and one that signals the arrival of an important new voice in American literature. As far as background information we are only informed that he has 11 years of higher education earning degrees at the bachelors, masters and doctorate level, area of concentration not shared. He does acknowledge assistance from Dennis Lowery, a highly skilled author whose many books indicate his vast life experiences and technique of expression have aided many other authors. So Joseph opens this fine novel with a conundrum. Joseph does share that his first novel may be fiction, but within that fiction are the keys to facts that every reader will discover and find universals within the events of the story and the characters that ring true to each of our life journeys. And that is one of the many reasons this new author is important to watch. The novel is set outside Detroit from 1988 – 1991 – and in that three year timeframe we learn the intricacies of each of the four lads’ destinies which in retrospect as the book ends allows us entry into the interstices of coming of age, promises of glory, the dark finger of fate, and the impact of misjudged bonds of a lie and strange dissolution of dreams as tainted by those factors we all recognize as deterrents to a happy life. This is not only an important debut novel: this is a very finely written important novel about choices. Highly Recommended.” –Grady Harp, Top 100 Reviewer

“Intense from the beginning, the author creates four major characters with whom readers can connect and sympathize. Each one must keep a mutual, dangerous secret that will twist and turn his entire future. Found ‘Til the End’ to be a poignant, gut-wrenching morality lesson of good and bad decisions based on life’s uncertainties.” –Darlene Hood

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“Great read! Your daughter is an amazing artist as well! Peace, love, and positivity to you and yours.” –Adam Helbling, about HURT

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“This is not only felt for everyone of us but very true that you are the only one who feels for oneself. Thank you for putting it together in an unique way that we can understand.” –Tisha Ashpole, about HURT

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Every time I read this, I get a lump in my throat.” –Nina A., about HURT

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“Exquisitely written as always.” –Chris Chan, about Ink & Shadows | PRELUDE

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“Eerie. Baffling. Well written!” –Margaret Burckard, about Ink & Shadows | PRELUDE

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“I think this story touches so many and I just wanted to share…!” –Sheri Carter, sharing What You Can See Though Broken Glass on her social media

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“You have a wonderful talent. Your short stories captivates my mind and this piece reveals what I think almost everyday too. Wow!” –Miriam Omi, about The Water Girl

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“That was such a beautiful story, brings back sweet memories.” –Paul Wing, about Ask for the Dance

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“L💜ve it!” –BF, about Ask for the Dance

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“Wow, that was amazing!! 😍” –Queen Rae, about Ask for the Dance

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“Another great story! –Mimi, about The Boy Who Got Away

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Recent re-shared my story, Finding the Light in Her Smile and received a bunch of new comments on it:

“I love it.” –Violetta Mukami

“Dennis, you are a wonder!” –Jo Myers

“Beautiful!” –Charlene Talley

“I needed this just now. I really needed this. Thank you.” –Cilla C.

“A wonderful read. Breakfast table wisdom straight from life.” –Michael Koontz

“I first read this to myself, at Cilla’s prompting. I then read it aloud to the friends I’m sharing a cottage with. They enjoyed it as much as I did. Dark Side of the Moon is now playing. Thank you.” –Sean Heffernan

“Lovely story. Thank you.” –Marsha Mooneyhan

“Awesome, you know I don’t know if this was meant for what I am thinking but; I think this could go a long way if people notice someone is always alone in the cafeteria for an example, choose to reach out to them, talk to them and treat them like a good friend, it could save or change their life.” –Diane Martin

“Dennis Lowery’s wisdom never fails to be practical and applicable. I hope you’re smiling by the time you get to the end, too.” –Cilla C., sharing the story on social media

“Dennis Lowery’s words are just what I needed to read this morning…maybe you need to read them, too.” –Bobbie Z., sharing the story on social media

“Absolutely a Cracker 🙂 Glad you shared it Cilla 🙂 Thank you :)” –Sat Biswas

“Marvelous, isn’t it? So many smiles shared today!” 🙂 –Bobbie Z.

“It’s infectious and Dennis Lowery started the smile conga line this morning.” 😀 Cilla C.

“Beautiful, indeed and wise!” –Eve Aebi

“‘Waiting for someone or something to show you the way.’ Very good Dennis, very good indeed! ☆☆☆☆☆” –Joe J.

“Awesome…thanks.” –AE

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“A beautiful message in this story. You always give hope in your writings. Thank you.” –Nina Anthonijsz, about What You Can See Through Broken Glass

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“It’s beautiful. You are a wonderful writer, keep the stories coming.” –Sheila Adams, about What You Can See Through Broken Glass

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“So much this! I’m a giver by nature and it took me a long time to realize that I needed to believe in what people do and not what they say and that some people are emotional vampires. I’m still kind, but I’m no longer a doormat.” –Michelle C., about About Being Good… to Others

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“Not just a Signal Boost… I like the way Dennis Lowery tells a story.” –Debra Dayton, on social media sharing with others and boosting my presence at MEDIUM

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“I have lived and learned in the United States for more than forty years, but I still think, dream and construct my sentences in Dari (my native language) and English. This book would have been a combination of both languages without help from my friend Dennis Lowery, and his team, who patiently read and reorganized my thoughts.” –Nangy Ghafarshad in the Acknowledgments of To Lift A Mirror for What You’ve Lost | My Life in Afghanistan and the United States

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“As I like to be reminded, “All gave some, some gave all.” Very well written, Dennis. I really enjoyed this one. But, then, I’m coming to appreciate stories about the wars and people experiences.” –Brenda Church, about In Development – What Now Lieutenant (a client project)

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“This novel will grab you like a football cleat grabs turf on page one and keep you guessing until the final page. The author is concerned with how the choices we make define our lives and the lives of those we love. “’Til The End” is about what the author describes as “unpredictable fate” that can turn on a dime and take our greatest dreams and aspirations to places unimaginable in our worst hours. An ability to create jaw-dropping, dramatic scenes spanning 1988 to 1993, allow the author to maintain an authenticity that resonates and never feels contrived. He also has a sharp ear for the kind of dialogue that keeps the overall narrative rushing toward what is inevitably more hard knocks and defeats for the four friends who once swore solidarity and are now separated geographically. In the end, the author brings it all back home… with this cautionary, heartbreaking novel.” –from an Amazon Review of Til the End

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NOTE FROM DENNIS: This client’s project is a rewrite/development of a 207,928 word memoir that’s been written in pieces-at-a-time over many years (decades). Here’s some comments from him: “Well done. It had been a year or more since I read some of these stories. Your edits really helped to deliver them well.” And… “Just getting to review some more chapters. I haven’t read these stories for a while and really enjoy them. You’re doing a great job re-aligning the stories and getting them to flow.” –KCK

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“This really made me think about things… about my own ‘treasures.’ I believe we all have treasures of some sort if we look hard enough. The question we have to ask ourselves is which ones are really worth holding on to.” –Brenda Church, about The Old Trunk

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“Dennis, you amaze me once again! You’d think I’d be used to it by now, but every story is better than the last! Thanks for the great reads!!” –Cristie Brewer, about The Old Trunk
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“You make life good, Dennis Lowery. And you do ‘bad’ some good, too!” –Lena K.
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“Beautifully written. I was left wanting more.” –Chris Chan, about One Summer Night
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“Oh Dennis, this is fabulous!” –Rea de Miranda, about One Summer Night
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“A story that had all the hairs standing up, in the best possible way. Lovely! Read and enjoy. Dennis Lowery is great.” –Jyoti Q Dahiya, about One Summer Night
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“This one brought tears…great story!” –Tracie Parker, about Born Different
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“All time favorite. Holds the most special of places in my heart.” ♡ –Dawn Jackson, about Born Different
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“One of my favorites!” –Janet Mix, about Born Different
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“Dennis Lowery never disappoints. Spellbinding and breathtaking, I never wanted to put this one down. In fact, I’m looking forward to rereading it.” –Bobbie Today, an Amazon review of BLINDED (an 18,568 word novella)
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“This is a very finely written important novel about choices. Highly Recommended.” –excerpt from an Amazon review of ‘Til the End.
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“In 2015, I received lots of advice and help offered by well-meaning individuals after I completed writing my book, Fixing Washington 2016. But dozens of emails and voice messages to agents and publishing houses went unanswered over many months. In late fall of that year, I contacted Dennis Lowery at Adducent, and the response was immediate and most positive. He provided invaluable insight, suggestions and help with content editing and format and, in some cases identified sections of the book that could be deleted entirely, to improve the narrative in my book. The entire experience and relationship were better than I could have ever hoped for, and the book was published, by his company, with excellent reviews. I have referred two other individuals to Mr. Lowery since and I know that one of those has recently had his book published by his company, Adducent, as well. He was similarly impressed by the outstanding encouragement and support he received. Dennis Lowery is absolutely the first person I would turn to if I should write another book, or a follow-on version to Fixing Washington 2016!” –-Tom ChurchVice Admiral, USN (Retired)

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“Another great short! Lowery is truly a Jack of all pens; is there any genre the man can’t write?” –E. W. Johnson, in an Amazon review about All That I Am (an 8,874 word short story)
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“Dennis Lowery allowed me to realize my dream of publishing a memoir of my Navy career, SEA DETAIL, in order to leave a record for my family and friends. He was an absolute pleasure to work with, professionally editing my amateur transcript, making solid recommendations, and tightening up the text. Dennis works fast, quickly turning each version so that we could both review and improve the product. He was always available to answer questions and make recommendations. Having begun my effort with a different publisher, I can tell you that the process was remarkably streamlined under Dennis’ watchful eye and mentorship. I highly recommend Dennis Lowery (his company, Adducent) to anyone planning, or hoping, to publish their book.” –William D. Sullivan, Vice Admiral, USN (Retired)
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“I honestly can’t wait to read more.” –Brenda Church, about, The Night Bridge
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“Absolutely beautiful 😍. You are a very talented writer. Will there be more soon??? Please!” –Maria Crawley, about The Night Bridge [an excerpt from the draft of my 2016 Holiday Season short story — coming in mid-November]
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“Great story. I enjoyed it, thank you.” –Elaine K., about The Sweetest Hours
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“Love ♥” –Dawn Jackson, about The Sign of Fools & Sages
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“Maybe this is a sign of great writing, but I always wonder if these stories are autobiographical. 😀 Don’t clarify. I rather enjoy that wonder.” –Debra Dayton, about The Boy Who Got Away
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“I had forgotten that I listened to this song often in my childhood. It is nice to hear it again. That you wrote a story around the song is truly amazing. You just keep proving, over and over again, what a talented author you are. Keep it going. Hope to see more.” –Brenda Church, about One of Those HOT TEXAS Nights
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“Wow! Awesome, thank you.” –Conrad Ross, about All That I Am
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Just in from a reader of Finding the Light in Her Smile | An Alpha & Beta Story and I love that she read my story to other young people and it made them smile!
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“OOOH! Very nice. [And when she shared a link to the story on her social media] Dennis tells his daughters about the creepy girl in high school. High suspense!” –Jyoti Q Dahiya, about Like the Song | She Haunted Our Dreams
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“I don’t know where you come up with these things, Dennis!” –Janet Mix, about Little Pink Elephants
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“A story, once read, you will never forget…” –from an Amazon review of Through a Lens of Dark & Light
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“A beautiful story!! You are great!! –Tammy Coker Collins, about The Sweetest Hours
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“Oh my word… amazing… I laughed at the part where he didn’t say goodbye that first morning… brilliant… and cried at the part where he, lovingly cooked for his wife and studied her, without any negative words of the coolness that had come between them. And a perfect ending, my friend. You are more than talented Dennis Lowery. Thank you for sharing your work with us!!!” –Tracie Parker, about The Sweetest Hours
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“Your writing amazes me! I truly think you could write about anything. You draw me in from the first phrase and leave me wanting more with the last. I know this is an excerpt but even when your short stories end there could be more.” –Janet L. Mix, about In the Shadows
My reply: Thanks Janet! I appreciate the compliment about my writing. I do try to leave my readers wanting more because I think that’s the mark of truly engaging them in the story.
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“Dennis Lowery comes up with some excellent stuff, usually targeted at his own young teens. However, since he’s a good writer, he often converts it into a story, allegory or essay that has applicability across the spectrum. So, here’s a piece about identifying ‘good’ but ‘negative’ people, and the impact they have. The sad truth is that some people are emotional drains. All the love in the world won’t prevent them from sucking down other people’s lives. They need treatment, and mere love won’t do the job.Beware of them. Particularly, don’t get into long term relationships with them, without setting up protection for your own mental health.” –Jyoti Q Dahiya, about About Being Good… to Others
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“Thanks, Dennis Lowery. I wish my Dad had written that for me 40 years ago…but then again, I probably wouldn’t have listened. Sometimes “being good” to each other means walking away from them in order to maintain self-respect and save our selves.  In some way, I believe that does help them grow, and maybe even consider changing their path. Maybe not.  We’re only human, after all. “ –Bobbie Z., about About Being Good… to Others
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“A special thanks to Dennis Lowery. His professionalism and input were instrumental in bringing this book true to form.” –from my client, Joseph Patrick33 (their pseudonym). He is a Michigan author who grew up in Shelby Township (the primary location of the novel, ‘Til the End). He has 11 years of higher education earning degrees at the bachelors, masters and doctorate level. The creative aspects of Til the End were sparked by personal interests of subject matter that not only intrigues, but seems to find its way into the vast majority of our lives. In addition to the struggles of real life, Joseph Patrick33 wanted to capture the essence of unpredictable fate. Although most of the characters are jaded, he believes you will find little pieces of them within us all. No matter how your mind perceives this book, always know that even within fiction there can be true meaning.
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“Quite how you portray such things through mere words never fails to amaze me.” –Nyan N., about my short story All That I Am
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PART 1 – “Ok. I’m hooked! Can’t wait for tomorrow’s installment but I guess I’ll have to. That sucks.” –P. Tane, about the serialization of All That I Am (free for one week in my Fiction Collection at Google+) and they continued the next day with: PART 2- “Well, that was interesting. Still can’t wait to read more.” and the following day: PART 3 – “Ok. So what happened to the girl? The old lady apparently died in the rocking chair, but the girl was supposedly in some kind of a coma. You are killing me! Gahhhhhh!” And about PART 4 – “I’d rather wait for the installments. The story is proving interesting as I figured it might. I’m really enjoying your writing. I can’t wait for another exciting sci-fi [part].” PART 5 – “Oh, dude! You got me on the edge of my seat! What the hell! These are just small bit pieces you’re giving us. I need more! Pleeeeease!”
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“If you can’t enjoy it physically, you can always escape in the imagery that Dennis manages to conjure up. My morning is beginning much the same, through his mind’s eye!” –Gerald Shackelford, about The Morning…
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A writing client just sent me this, a comment from one of the first readers of his book (an Advance Reader Copy): “I love your book! The first couple of paragraphs alone brought me to tears.” –Lynn C., about The Unlocked Soul
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“Love it ;-))” –Teresa Pilcher, about At 17… then and now…
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“Most excellent! I love a hard boiled noir story and this fits the bill!” –Kevin Lockhart, about The Wrong Man
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“This is the very best thing that I read today.” –Dawn Jackson, about “I’m  not a guy looking for trouble…”
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“A good book [story].” –Audrey Dallas, about the Booktrack version of The Boy Who Got Away
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“I went through a flash fiction phase when it originally became popular.  I never really found an author whose short works fit into my reading preferences but may have just found one.” 🙂 –Alysianah Noire, about Under an Artificial Rain…
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“Wonderful ♡” –Dawn Hart Jackson, about Under an Artificial Rain…
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“Very good!” –Kitten Holiday, about Under an Artificial Rain…
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“Hey, first I love your stories and am glad I happened to find them. Well done and smooth movement through years and life.” –Matthew DeVirgillis, about She Made a Beautiful Sunday
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“That was lovely. I like to think that one of the advantages to being in my 40s and not in my 20s, is the wisdom to be able to make calculated risks, even if they are for pleasure.” –Michelle C., about She Made a Beautiful Sunday
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“My deepest and most special thanks to Dennis Lowery who made the impossible… possible…and for believing in me.” Laila al Bellucci, client author of Mirabella and the Pearl of Chulothe [book two of the five book series, Mirabella and the Invisible College of Enchantment is coming Summer 2016]
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“You are able to describe situations and feelings so I feel I was part of it. That is so beautiful!” –Nina Anthonijsz, about A Moment & Memory | Outside Our Window
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“Nice. Took me back to my young married days. Thanks for the trip!” –Cheri Lynn Reeves, about The Smile Waitin’ in the Kitchen
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“Really cool Mr. Lowery! Thanks for sharing!” –CN, about Leaving Taos
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“Brilliant.” –Thelma Dailey, about Leaving Taos
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“This is beautiful; thank you for sharing with us.” –Cory May, about The Water Girl
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“Amazing. I really did enjoy reading it. I’m looking forward to read more of your stories…” –Maria Adeli Bituin, about The Water Girl
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“Really enjoyed that and want more.  Glad I happened across this today. If you have a link to where I can follow or find your other short stories, I’d enjoy having it.  Thanks.” –Alysianah Noire, about The Water Girl
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“You are a true gentleman and I really enjoy doing business with you.” — Senator Larry Pressler (Retired)
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“I loved it. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop until I finished. Your writing is very descriptive; I felt as if I was there.” –Jessica Griffin, about The Pleasure Planet | A Captain Bob — Space Explorer — Adventure
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“Phew!”–Rea de Miranda, about One Night in Barcelona
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“Wonderful, Dennis. Quite evocative.” –Sean Heffernan, about One Night in Barcelona
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“Written with a remarkable touch of humor which keeps the reader fascinated and eager to see what the next turn of events will bring. The story covers the art world, his talented performances as a singer in Paris night clubs, sailing the world and much more including ‘those wonderful creatures called women’ some extremely famous and very well known.” –from an Amazon Review of Climbed the Hill
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“Awesome funny. And … the irony.” 🙂 –Jyoti Q Dahiya, about The Knocking Dead
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Comments from US Senator Larry Pressler about our (my company’s) help with his new book:
Comments from Senator Larry Pressler 2-09-2016
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“You have a wonderful way with words. Damn.” –Sam Hetchler, about One Night in Barcelona
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 This was interesting news from Google’s Social Media Community Manager:
COMMENT from Mari Barros at Google+ about Dennis Lowery Free Short Fiction Collection

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“Very true, yet I haven’t seen it communicated so clearly nor explained in such a perfect analogy. Thank you for this!” –Deidre Huff, about my LinkedIn Pulse article, What Successful People Never Do

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Wow! That sucked me in!! I’m glad I didn’t read it at night!” –Janet Mix, about BLINDED’s opening scene – shared on Facebook

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“Good and straight to the point information Thanks a lot.”👍 –DaShay Johnson, a consulting client via Clarity [Clarity is a booking platform I started using for scheduling book project consulting calls]

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“Drags you right in, very good.” — Jo Myers, about  BLINDED’s opening scene – shared on Facebook

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“Another great short!” [See the complete review at the following link]–Amazon Review of All That I Am

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“Wonderful, Dennis. The ‘smoke’ in here is making my eyes water.” –Mike Trani, about Of Dogs & Leaves… and the Girl Who Finally Believed in Herself

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“This is very cool! Thank you for sharing with us, Dennis! We really loved your blog post! Can you DM us your contact information?”Dove Chocolate (owned by Mars, Inc.), via Facebook about The 12 Doves of Christmas

DOVE Comments about The 12 Doves of Christmas by Dennis Lowery

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“Your stories, the way that you tell them, touches me deep inside. They make me think and make me feel. Your heart and soul shine through your words. And what I see is beautiful.” –Nina A.

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“A story about good parents who give the right advice, and how a smart kid can learn the right lessons from that advice. This is a Must Read.” –Jyoti Q Dahiya, about Ask for the Dance…

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“Thank you for sharing your wisdom and creativity in this post. I really enjoyed reading it.” –Galit Breman, about The 12 Doves of Christmas

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“Ha ha I remember reading this the first time, and I still love it. Charming and witty, very much looking forward to seeing it completed.” [The series is told in installments/episodes.] –Michael Koontz, about The Pleasure Planet | The Adventures Of Captain Bob, Space Explorer [The first installment.]

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“Simply perfect. –Dawn Hart Jackson, about The 12 Doves of Christmas

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“That was a good read. I wish the volume could go a bit higher but the whole experience was new, interesting and overall something I could support as an avid reader.” –SA, about the Booktrack version of The Boy Who Got Away

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“I wanted to say, my favorite was…. But I couldn’t chose just one…” –Janet Mix, about The 12 Doves of Christmas

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“I’m selfish, Dennis. I only share quality stuff so that people realise I have great taste.” 😀 –Jyoti Q Dahiya, commenting about sharing PROGRESS… In Work [an Alpha & Beta Story]

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“Great advice and as usual, you make me reflect on my own life and priorities…” –Gerald Shackelford, about The 12 Doves of Christmas

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“Pretty good lessons on life! I guess that’s what gave rise to Forrest Gump’s profound statement, ‘Life is like a box of chocolates…'” –Jim Zumwalt, about The 12 Doves of Christmas

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“This makes me happy. –Dawn Hart Jackson, about AGELESS Love…

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Love your writing!” –Renee Mann

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“Dennis Lowery never disappoints. Spellbinding and breathtaking…” [See the complete review at the following link]–Amazon Review of BLINDED

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“So romantic and awesome!” -Olena Melnyk, about, Baby… I’d Love You To Want Me

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“Great story! Would have loved to sit in on that conversation because of my love of history and specifically Persian history.” –Dan S., about It’s Good to Have Friends Like This

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“Enjoyed your story… and the song!” –Vera Athans, about It’s Good to Have Friends Like This

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“I especially like that this book is short and readable, filled with important details and devoid of lots of unnecessary fluff.” –Bill Hoy, from his Amazon Review of No One Wants to Talk About It [a nonfiction book I worked on with a client]

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“Beautiful…” –Vicki Tyley, about The Ballerina in the Garden

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“Wonderful story Dennis. Thank you. I’m going to share this post and copy the link to the wonderful little story.” –Mike Trani, about Born Different

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“I always enjoy the visions from your head.” 🙂 –Deidre, about Born Different

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“I enjoyed the way in which the book was written. It is concise, easy to follow and understand. It also contains lots of common sense information that is easy to read and comprehend.” –Mihalis P., from their Amazon Review of No One Wants to Talk About It  [a nonfiction book I worked on with a client]

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“So beautiful…” –AJ Bell, about Born Different

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“I love it!!!”  –Rebecca Weilersbacher, aboutFinding the Light in Her Smile

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“One of my favorites!!! I hope your daughters know how blessed they are!” –Janet Mix, about Born Different

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“Thanks, Dennis, absolutely fantastic!” –Olena Melnyk, about She Was Just A Statue

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“I loved this!” [See the complete review at the following link]–Amazon Review of BLINDED

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“This is wonderful. It put a huge smile on my face. Thank you for sharing this…  I needed it.” –Dawn Hart Jackson, about PROGRESS… In Work

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“You have such mad talent! ♥ this!” –Cindy Corhn, about Ask for the Dance

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“Great writing, Dennis. You are enormously talented. From a man who hates to admit any romantic inclinations, I want a do-over for high school.” –Gerald Shackelford, about Ask for the Dance

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“Absolutely fascinating story! Once I started, I could not stop reading.” [See the complete review at the following link]–Amazon Review of BLINDED

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“The scenes and characters are so well developed, readers can experience them as they unfold. You will not be disappointed.” [See the complete review at the following link]–Amazon Review of BLINDED

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“I could not put this down once I started reading… I would highly recommend this author to anyone that loves a good story, interesting characters and likes to be pulled into a story from the first page.” [See the complete review at the following link]–Amazon Review of BLINDED

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“I really enjoyed this. Many times you hear people say – I couldn’t put it down. I don’t always agree with them but in this case it definitely held true.” [See the complete review at the following link]–Amazon Review of BLINDED

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“I had to read it but THE LIGHTS ARE ON!!!!!” –Janet L. Mix, about The First Werewolf…

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“That was good! Such detail. I could imagine the scene transpiring.” –Tracie Parker, about The First Werewolf…

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“You can’t stop now Dennis… a masterpiece in the making. I love how defined you have made each time period. And, how relatable the characters especially in relationship of one to another. Written on the heels of Halloween, I held my breath, cheered for the heroes and applauded their courage. This takes the reader on a rollercoaster of emotions… pain, sorrow, brewing love and more. Bravo Dennis!” –Lena Kindo-Kamara, about BLINDED...

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“Very original and fast paced. Loved it and really want the next installment like…now!” [See the complete review at the following link]–Amazon Review of The ShadowRipper

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“I loved it! I was not ready for it to end, honestly. There seemed to be more to be said. You are so very good at what you do. Loved Morgan and the fact that she was a barista. I may have squealed a little bit when she busted open the Sumatra. Alex was a bit of a mystery, which I am sure was intentional. Anyhow…thank you again. It was perfect for today.” [Halloween]. –Dawn Hart Jackson, about BLINDED...

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“Blown away… “ –Lena Kindo-Kamara, about Just Before Midnight…

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“Captivating! I don’t think I could read a full story of that. It’s so good I’d have to sleep with the light on!” –Janet Mix, about Just Before Midnight…

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“OMG, I loved this! But then again, I do love your writing. I had to put it down the first few times I started to read it because I was at work and couldn’t keep reading. A wonderful thing to have as a reader. I would love to continue reading the story. It’s a great story, moves at a nice clip and all the characters are interesting and beautifully written. It’s like I’m right there with them.” –Susan Lewis, about BLINDED...

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“That was amazing!” –Michelle C., about Night Noises…

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“I really enjoyed this. Many times you hear people say – I couldn’t put it down. I don’t always agree with them but in this case it definitely held true. The pacing is very fast, like an action movie – and keeps you going from scene to scene. The headers with time/location worked well for that as it didn’t require lengthy exposition to set a new scene.” –Doug Metz, about BLINDED… 

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“Absolutely fascinating story! Once I started, I could not stop reading. Your very vivid descriptions of scene after scene made the reader feel as if he was there experiencing it alongside the characters. When it comes to the paranormal genre, the sign of a good writer is one who causes a reader’s heartbeat to quicken. Mine did!” –Jim Zumwalt, about BLINDED… 

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“Beautiful story, Dennis!” –Ewin, about In the WINDOW…

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“I love your writing….I can see everything as I read it!! I so enjoy when you write about your life with your beautiful bride and daughters.” –Renee Mann, about Home Trees

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“So sweet.” –Julie Gross Nader, about Home Trees

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“That is beautifully said.” –Susan E Dymond, about Home Trees

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“Reading through your posts, I am impressed with the sense of joy you express in them for your wife and kids. It is so refreshing to see such reflections from a loving husband and father. Bravo Zulu!” –Jim Zumwalt

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“That’s lovely!” –Janet L Mix, about Home Trees

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♥ Debbie Gaudet, about Home Trees

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“Wonderful read!  Instantly brought me back in time.” — B. Ambrose, about In the WINDOW…

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“Love this.” –Dawn Jackson, about In the WINDOW…

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“I love. Love. Love it. Descriptions as always, brilliant. I could almost smell and taste that coffee! Good stuff!” ♥ –Nina Anthonijsz, about In the WINDOW…

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“It’s beautiful, brought tears to my eyes. Thank you.” –Rebecca S. Fowler, about In the WINDOW…

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“You’re very good! Cute story!” –Janet Mix, about The Little Boy in a Lost Photo

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“It touched my heart Dennis!” ♥ –Rea de Miranda, about The Ballerina in the Garden

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“Beautiful. I just love this story.” –Amy Dionne, about Born Different…

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“Moved me very much. It could have been written about/for me… thank you.” –Rebeccas S. Fowler, about Born Different…

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“This is not for the kids but it was fun reading! Had fits of laughter while reading this short story. Nice job with the music and sound effects too. Loved it!” –Tracy Andersen, about The Pleasure Planet | The Adventures Of Captain Bob, Space Explorer

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“Great story..I enjoyed it thoroughly..thanks so much for sharing this wonderful and poignant story that take us all back to our younger and inexperienced day…the music was perfect!” –Shasta Davis about, Sweet Love

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“That is wonderful writing. Well done!” –Lane Philan, about Born Different…

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“Now that was a nice turn of events… fun short story you got here. You took me on a ride from Hmm… to Woah! in a matter of pages. LOL” –Rose Kensington, about HONEY, Where’s That Book…

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“Love it!” — Susan Gabriel, about Like the Song – She Haunted Our Dreams

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“Lovely, fluid write 🙂 Happiness is just a simple as that.” –Nadia Fortuna, about Born Different…

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“Love the story and song. The song was one of my Aunt Sara & Uncle Clifford’s ♡ favorite songs. Thanks for the beautiful memories.” ☺ –Rebecca, about You Never Even Called Me By My Name

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“Amazing story you got here. Thanks for sharing it! Worth the read.” — Damon Xanders at Booktrack, about The Boy Who Got Away

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“Wow! Loved it! This is such a wonderful read. 5 stars!” :D— Monette Tolin at Booktrack, about CATCH & Release.

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Reading this is good way to start a morning… reader comment about my short story, All That I Am.

“To compare the two it’s like taking a pleasant drive in a mild convertible (the book I was reading), then I read your book and suddenly, you round the corner and you’re in a 1000HP beast pushing the corners hanging on tight to the steering wheel. 😀 That was what it felt like when I mentally shifted gears and got pulled into your story… well done, well done.” –Dan Syes Click the following image to read the complete comment:

GP comment 8-25-2015 on All That I Am... by Dennis Lowery

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“I like it. Loved how the story progressed to bring it to the conclusive event.” — Monette Tolin at Booktrack, about Honey, Where’s That Book?

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“Amazing flash fiction and it literally ended with a flash. Loved it!” — John Christopher at Booktrack, about Honey, Where’s That Book?

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“That was an awesome book I loved it” — Kobe Ropitini at Booktrack, about The Boy Who Got Away

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Her smile made me smile…

From a fan 8-20-2015

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[This came in via separate comments so I’ve edited for clarity and to join the two together.] “Just finished reading it, and you certainly have to keep building on this story. The world wants more of this Dennis 🙂  I really liked it and it especially hit it’s stride once you toned down the Sci Fi techno terms from the first chapter. The humanness in it, the small touches and grounded everyday people, their little things, doings and feelings is what sold me. The swift action itself was made the stronger because of the moshy stuff, and vice versa, a very well balanced story – a little Game of Thrones’esque in that regard. Well, different times and writing of course, but part-brutal action has its well deserved place in a good character driven fictional story and I think you did that balancing act very well here. So now you just have to write a full fledged book, or why not an entire universe since I am sure there is room for many books hidden in this short story.” –Michael Koontz, about All That I Am…

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“First, I’d say it was hot. Yet it is tastefully written with a warm sense of sensual resplendency. Shows that a book [story] of this sort, done with decorum, is of beauty.” –Patrick Connors, about CATCH & Release at Booktrack

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BT LinkedIn Recommendation 8-6-2015

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“Great job on final draft! See minor revisions and additions to memoir draft #150727. I look forward to your call on Wednesday, 5 August.” –Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris, Major General, USAF (Retired). [This is my second book with her.]

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“…loved the story…made me cry! Lol… You are a talented writer Dennis Lowery. So happy to get to read your work… Thank you for sharing :))” –Tracie Parker, about ‘Cause I Want… We All Want… Sweet Love

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“So sweet and innocent. Just lovely.” –Nina Anthonijsz, about It’s a Wild World…

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“Love this… it’s full of mystery and magic!” –Carita Bp., about “The Fairy Lights…”

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“That was lovely!” –Janet M., about “The Fairy Lights…”

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“Love this one. I love all your writing but u knew fairys are my soft spot.” –Sarah O., about “The Fairy Lights…”

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From a reader who was moved by the beauty of an image from photographer Paul Howard and sent a link to it. She asked me what story it had to tell and I wrote “The Fairy Lights…” for her. She had this to say in reply: “It struck me deeply, indeed, just like your writing. I really felt the two needed to be fused. And look! The result is just how I imagined. Thank you so much Dennis Lowery. “ –Nina Anthonijsz

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“One of my favorites.” 🙂 –Bobbie Z. about The Candle…”

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From Janet M. (click to enlarge the image so you can read), who suggested a picture to me that she thought, ‘held a story.’ So I wrote “The Ballerina in the Garden.”

JM comment about my handwritten notes for The Ballerina in the Garden... by Dennis Lowery JM comment on The Ballerina in the Garden... by Dennis Lowery

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“Lovely as always.” –Sarah O., about “CATCH and Release…”

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“What a great read, over morning tea! Thanks!” –Susan Gabriel, about “The Ballerina in the Garden”

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” Enjoyed your story and sentiment a lot.” –Michael Koontz, about “CATCH and Release…”

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“For a lovely morning read, and to start the day feeling good!” –Nina A., about “The Ballerina in the Garden”

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“Made me tear.” –Renee M., about “CATCH and Release…”

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“Wonderful piece!” –Amy Dionne, about “CATCH and Release…”

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Greg Slavonic is also a retired Rear Admiral, United States Navy

GS LinkedIn Recommendation

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“Oh what a beautiful story. And what a wonderful dad you are. I think I’ll remember this every time I’m holding on to a grump… and that can be often. Smiling now. Thank you. :)” –Bobbie Z., about, Finding the Light in Her Smile

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“This is lovely” –Dawn Hart Jackson, about “CATCH and Release…”

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“I’m lying in my own dark morning awaiting dawn with tears running freely. Such a timely word. A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.” –Cilla C., about, Finding the Light in Her Smile

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“Great moments are such as these. Marvelous, Dennis.” –Drew Istre, about, Finding the Light in Her Smile

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“Love Love Love!” –T. Dragonn, about “CATCH and Release…”

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“Sigh… loved it!” –Rebecca S. Fowler-Evoniuk, about, In the Morning a Scent of… Citrus

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“Thanks, Dennis. I needed that!” –Bobbie Z., about, In the Morning a Scent of… Citrus

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“Just… Just… Gosh, I love the way you do this.” –Nina A., about, In the Morning a Scent of… Citrus

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“I enjoyed reading this. It’s great.” –Vera Athans, about, In the Morning a Scent of… Citrus

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“Perfection.. Both the written words and the hope.” –Sarah O., about, In the Morning a Scent of… Citrus

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“Wow!!! What a wonderful story.” –Mike Trani, about, In the Morning a Scent of… Citrus

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“Such a perfect story for such a mighty trouble 🙂 Well put and handled Dennis, and so true what you Said/Think. Daddy of the year award for this one.” –Michael Koontz, about The Mighty Struggle…

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“I love how inspiring you are to your kids and all of us with these stories.” –Sarah O., about The Mighty Struggle…

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“Loved this…” –B. Ambrose, about The Mighty Struggle…

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“I found my second dad, hehehe! Thanks a lot! Kisses from sunny Croatia.” –Irena Udovičić,  about The Mighty Struggle…

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“Oh Dennis, that is beautiful…” –Nina Anthonijsz , about To Find Her… in Time…

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“Sigh… ♡” –Bobbie Z., about To Find Her… in Time…

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“What’s great about this is you can close your eyes and be there. Hell I didn’t even have to close my eyes.” –Mike Trani , about To Find Her… in Time...

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“This story thrilled me! Can only imagine how the girls slowly turned to listen to it.” –Carita B , about Just like the song… she haunted our dreams…

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“This was so awesome to read, thank you, Dennis Lowery. :-))” –Rebecca S. Fowler-Evoniuk, about Just like the song… she haunted our dreams…

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“Lol, I’m hooked; stopped drinking my coffee!” –Susan Gabriel, about Just like the song… she haunted our dreams…

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“Fantastic! You had me going until the very end, lol.” –Sarah O., about Just like the song… she haunted our dreams…

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“Oh damn you are GOOD AND SO BAD! I love it!” –Nina A., about Just like the song… she haunted our dreams…

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JZ comments on the story, Union Station... by Dennis Lowery

 

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[From a reader in Amsterdam:] “As of yesterday, the proud owner of a Dennis Lowery Original T-shirt… [with a quote from some of my writing]

from a reader in Amsterdam - one of the Ts with some of my writing

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“A flash horror fiction for you to read in about two minutes. You may shudder for longer.” –Jyoti Dahiya, about Found… & Lost…

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More comments about The Knocking Dead…

“Excellent read! Uncannily true…” –B. Ambrose

“Tears from laughing!” –Nina A.

“Omg hahaha I love this!” –Angelica Clark

“Bahahahaha!” –Dan Radice

“Rofl!! One word, Hilarious!” –Jean Wader

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“Truly enjoyed it, Dennis.” –Denis Labelle ab0ut Ask for the Dance…

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“A legacy of words, your thoughts, dreams, woven wisdom penned. This is special, Dennis. So much heart in this… I love it.” –Cilla C. about Just Outside… My Door

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“Great read Dennis!  ‘And chances are you will fail—at many things—if you’re trying to live a life of purpose and meaning to yourself.’ And some very sage advice.” –GP ab0ut Ask for the Dance…

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“Dear Dennis, I love the way you describe the environment. It brings me in and makes me feel as a reader that I’m there with you figuring it together. I also love your sense of humor! I was wondering where it was leading to as the end of the story was coming and then – great ending!” –Galit Breman, [commenting about Curiosity… can be dangerous…]

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This is always good to hear from readers because it means I’m doing what I set out to do. Touch the reader, make them feel what I’ve written without burying them in stuffy, stilted, crappy writing.

Comments on excerpt from a scene in an upcoming novel...

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Dennis, both stories are excellent to use for teaching moments. Very intriguing, well crafted, challenging, yet clearly answers the situation. It also allows the twins to solve their issues. I am going to use these stories for my great-nieces, -nephews.  I just love stories which are a great way to make specific points or good for teaching moments. Former Secretary of VA, Eric K. Shinseki was a wonderful story teller and it made a difference in how he related to people, especially veterans.” 

–Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris, Major General, USAF (Ret.) commenting via email on The Mighty Struggle… and The Things We Carry… two stories I wrote to illustrate something for my daughters… and others, too.

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I love this story!” –Jenn R [via Google+, about Ask for the Dance…]

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“…stories that wrap you in them, is an accurate description of your work.” – Pietro Montevecchio [Commenting at Google+ on Just Outside… My Door]

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A request from one of my readers about a quote excerpted from my story, Union Station… “Dennis, is there any way that I could get this on a tee shirt? I love it so very much. I think I have read it at least 100 times since you shared it.” —D [name withheld because I’m about to post the picture she sent wearing the shirt she received — with her permission.]

My reply: “That is so sweet of you and thank you for the compliment! You can get this on a T-shirt… here’s a link to order one.

Fan feedback is great… especially when they send you a picture wearing a t-shirt with an excerpt and quote from a story you’ve written. I just received this: “Dennis, look what already arrived in my mailbox! I love it! I am thinking about ordering another for my best friend. She loves this one.”

A quote from my story Union Station on a fan's t-shirt 2-20-2015

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“Loved the story!  Made my heart go pitter patter. It reminded me of the time…  Also love Supernatural, especially the Winchesters… yummy.” – B. Ambrose [Commenting at Google+ on The Boy Who Got Away…]

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“You master duality, Dennis.” – Lena Kindo-Kamaro [Commenting at Google+ on my writing and new story development]

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From one of my publishing clients: “My gratitude also goes to Dennis Lowery at Adducent, Inc. He was an enthusiastic and discerning partner who made our book idea into an actual book.” – J. Phillip “Jack” London, author of Character: The Ultimate Success Factor and Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of CACI (NYSE), a $3.8 billion information technology and professional services company that celebrated its 50th year in business in 2012. He served as CACI’s President and Chief Executive Officer for 23 years between 1984 and 2007.

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“Great read Dennis! Loved this line: ‘And chances are you will fail—at many things—if you’re trying to live a life of purpose and meaning to yourself.’ Some very sage advice.” –Gnotic P.  [via Google+, about Ask for the Dance…]

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“Maybe I’ve never written it to you, but you’ve got an incredible sense of rhythm Dennis. I’m so sensitive to it, as any musician should be, and it’s a great talent you master in such a consummate way.” –Pietro Montevecchio

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“You paint characters so well, Dennis Lowery. And with so few words, too.” – Vicki Tyley, Bestselling author of five mystery/suspense novels, about Leaving Taos

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“Outstanding!” – Frederick Andrew [Commenting at Google+ on The Boy Who Got Away…]

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“Great Story!! I love reading… especially horror, scary, exciting, books… love love stories too… thanks for your gift.” –Shawn Potter, about The Ladies of the Pain

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As a reader, there is no better experience than to forget you are reading and just become immersed in the story. This book did that…  Amazon review of Through a Lens of Dark & Light…

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“Stephen King would be happy to put his name on this story! (I mean this as a compliment).” –Jyoti Dahiya, about The Candle

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“I was plowing through a really bad book and finally gave up. I loaded this book that I had downloaded a little while back and thank you Dennis Lowery for saving me from the reading blues! Excellent job! Loved the work! It was a really great read. I’m still thinking about it. And the end with the SPOILER REMOVED really hit home with the perspective of what one’s feelings, experiences, and sometimes tragedies might be to others.” –Mike M. Jensen [Commenting at Google+ on Through a Lens of Dark & Light…]

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“Wow…what a great story. I loved it Mr. Lowery. Loved it!” –Jo Ann Boomer [Commenting at Google+ on The Candle…]

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“I must applaud you. You have a real knack at captivating the reader immediately at the outset.” –Jim Zumwalt [Commenting via email on the excerpt/story idea for The Dragonthorn…]

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[This comment came in stages] 1)I’m halfway through, Dennis. It’s wonderful. Hard to put it down. Great read! 2) Best I’ve read in a long time. I finished it late last night and even dreamt about it. I woke this morning and it’s still with me… I’ll have some coffee and get my thoughts together and let you know. 🙂 –Bobbie Z. [Commenting on Through a Lens of Dark & Light…A great thing about social media is that I get comments from readers while they are reading my stories. So I get a sense of what they are feeling about it in almost real time.

Here is what Bobbie sent me once she’d had her coffee [aboutThrough a Lens of Dark & Light…] 

Believing is Seeing. Coincidentally, strike that, I don’t actually believe in coincidence, but I happened to read an article just yesterday morning that discussed why many never find their purpose. It mentioned this very concept…and reminded me of something I’ve always understood to be true, that we see exactly what we’re looking for, in most situations throughout our lives. We see what we are ready to see.

I cannot tell you how deeply this story affected me. I was drawn in from the very first song lyrics. I found myself singing each familiar tune along in my head, and as it always does, allowing the music to work as a time machine.

In so many ways, I related to this tale. I loved how you wove now and then together through wakening and dreaming happenings. I loved the premise of light and dark, and the lens we all use to focus on what matters most to us….love, understanding, even forgiveness reaching back to heal the misunderstandings of the past.

I adored the SPOILER REMOVED helping lead the SPOILER REMOVED. I loved that SPOILER REMOVED…

Just everything, the genre, the photography, the history, the family secrets, the decade, kept me glued to the pages. (I actually found myself attempting to Turn the Pages on my iPad as if it were a bound book.)

Wonderful tale, Dennis Lowery. You outdid yourself.

Thank You.

Devoted Reader, Bobbie

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“In a story combining the writing style of O’Henry with the suspense of Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone, Dennis Lowery takes the reader on a fast-paced journey about love lost and love re-gained. With a riveting story-line, the reader is left hanging at the end of each chapter, eagerly ready to jump into the next. Very well written!!!” –Jim Zumwalt via email (James G. Zumwalt is the author of Bare Feet ~ Iron Will – Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s BattlefieldsThe Juche Lie | North Korea’s Kim Dynasty and Doomsday Iran: The Clock is Ticking.

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“This was a proper way to start my day.” – Dawn Hart Jackson [Commenting at Google+ on The Moon Over Water…]

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From one of my publishing clients:  “To the team at Adducent who carried out my vision, particular president (and senior editor) Dennis Lowery. His patience, wisdom, insight and experience helped me navigate the many hurdles in publishing a book. His entire team was a pleasure to work with and always available to answer any question or concern which arose along this journey.” – Greg Slavonic, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.), author of Leadership in Action | Principles Forged in the Crucible of Military Service Can Lead Corporate America Back to the Top

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“Sometimes I Sits And Thinks And Sometimes I Just Sits And Thinks … this read is better than coffee.” – B. Ambrose [Commenting at Google+ on Legs & Lace…]

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“I like all your stories.  It’s said the mark of a good writer is to have the ability to not only describe the rain, but to actually make the reader feel it is raining. Dennis Lowery, I think you accomplished that…” – B. Ambrose

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“I liked the way you referenced songs.I will have to listen to them on YouTube. SPOILER REMOVED was a big surprise.I thought his SPOILER REMOVED. The story isn’t predictable.  That’s great writing. –Renee McDaniel [Commenting on Through a Lens of Dark & Light…]

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“This has touched my heart…” –Vickie Farnsley [via LinkedIn’s Pulse, on Ask for the Dance…]

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“An awesome story! –Jyoti Dahiya [Commenting on Through a Lens of Dark & Light…]

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“Hey Dennis, I have just finished reading your wonderful novella. I am left with a feeling of wonder at the research you must have put into the songs as well as other time era imagery you put in. You work is very descriptive and leaves nothing to wonder as to when, how, what and why. I find it is a brilliant novel about friendship, and I use this word in the truest form only, it is also about true love. How it surpasses all time and into everlasting.  You have shown this all inside your novella. A story about of the past and present so intertwined but yet so meticulously laid out it flows through every time period. You have a talent I see for time change. Below are a few notes I have taken as I read by chapter. I thought I would include them. –Randa Wilson [Commenting on Through a Lens of Dark & Light…] NOTE: Randa sent me a a chapter by chaper commentary on all that she liked in each chapter and major scene. It’s much appreciated to see that level of interest and engagement in a story you’ve written.

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Sublime! –Cilla C. [Commenting on One Night in Barcelona…]

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“Fantastic! Oh, this made me cry happy tears and had me riveted the entire time. I knew SPOILER PART REMOVED… I didn’t want to continue but I was compelled to finish even though I knew there was sadness mixed with joy. It makes me think that I should look at moments in my life differently.” –Kira H. [Commenting on Through a Lens of Dark & Light…]

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[This comment came in three stages]“1) Dammit Dennis Lowery !! Take my money already! This is good! My lunch break is over, but I don’t want to stop reading.  I think by far this is the best work of yours I’ve read yet. 2) I can tell a good story by the imagery it creates in my head.  If it’s good, as I’m reading, I’m seeing the events unfold like a movie… and that’s exactly what’s happening here.. down to background details. 3) Finished.. that was excellent and I’m extremely impressed.   I was actually laughing to myself and called you an SOB for the twist at the end.. well done. 😀  –Dan P. [Commenting on Through a Lens of Dark & Light…]

He further had this to add via social media:

“Want a good read? I mean a really good read?  This is an excellent story… and if you don’t follow Dennis, Id suggest you do. I don’t follow many authors, but I enjoy his works.  Good stuff. … do it…do it now…” 

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This grabbed me right away. Compelling… is it a ghost story!? [rhetorical]  Loved how the writing perspective changes between present and past. You tied up the loose ends beautifully. A great read. –Debra Drayton [Commenting on Through a Lens of Dark & Light…]

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“Thanks, this is really interesting. Beautiful descriptive prose.” –Doug [commenting via Facebook message on Union Station…Douglas Preston is the New York Times best-selling author of 26 novels and several nonfiction books on history, science, exploration and true crime.  He has written about archaeology and paleontology for the New Yorker magazine and has been published in Smithsonian magazine, Harper’s, Atlantic Monthly, Natural History, and National Geographic.

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“Reading a story, well-written and a so called page turner such as this, brings the reader to the point of recall of his/her distant past, particularly for us older folks. Interesting approach to past and present by date headings keeps the story moving along. –David Hendrickson. [Commenting on Through a Lens of Dark & Light…]

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“Great story!” –Dirk Hooper [via LinkedIn’s Pulse, on Ask for the Dance…]

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“I love how the whole time I kept falling from one surprise into the next and how from beginning to end, the story kept building and building. The entire time, when you think, ok – this is it, another surprise is presented. Absolutely amazing until the last paragraph. And, I do have to mention this again.. Dennis.. The way you describe details.. I can’t tell you how special that is. Details that I think no one else would ever notice. You paint a picture with your words like no one else. –Nina Anthonijsz [Commenting on Through a Lens of Dark & Light…]

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“A wonderful rich story full of every detail I could imagine. I particularly enjoyed the music references and flow between past & present. Well Done! –Fay Handstock [Commenting on Through a Lens of Dark & Light…]

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“What a honor to have been included in the pre-unveiling of your work, thank you! So well written… the detailed descriptions taps into all the senses… nostalgia at its best. You know you’ve tapped into something great when each frame changes, moving you forward, yet gives new meaning to a previous scene or event. It’s a re-read with several stories, and even in that there are the stories that each character could tell. I’m left wanting more. Again, Thank you! –Lena Kindo-Kamara [Commenting on Through a Lens of Dark & Light…]

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“I thoroughly enjoyed this story and read it in one sitting which is unusual for me. It kept me interested. —Mark [Commenting on Through a Lens of Dark & Light…]

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“Sexy and humorous writing, I like your style!” –Trudy Grossman [Commenting at Google+ on A Good Morning…]

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“I enjoyed the story a lot. From the character portraits to the small “technical” details (and accurate) of how he operated his camera, and the story itself, a very enjoyable read from you.” –Michael Koontz [Commenting on Through a Lens of Dark & Light…]

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“I like this… it’s amazing.” –Merchi Sananes [Commenting at Google+ on When the magic happens…]

“Love it; the imagery is fitting!” –Martha Rodgriguez [Commenting at Google+ on A Good Morning…]

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“I love this story…” –Lisa Rose [Commenting at Google+ on When the magic happens…]

“You are a tease! 🙂” –Hazel Payne [Commenting at Google+ on A Good Morning…]

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“Too good not to share. Thanks Dennis.” –Marcie Keithley [Commenting at Facebook on When the magic happens…]

“Oooh, very nice!” –Kira H. [Commenting at Google+ on the excerpt from Through a Lens of Dark & Light…]

“Awesome! Dennis, you are gooood. 🙂 <Jumps up and down> SOOOO GOOOOD!!! MORE MORE!” –Nina Anthonijsz [Commenting at Google+ on the excerpt from Through a Lens of Dark & Light…]

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“Another great story!” –Jim Zumwalt (James G. Zumwalt is the international bestselling author of Bare Feet ~ Iron Will – Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s BattlefieldsThe Juche Lie | North Korea’s Kim Dynasty and Doomsday Iran: The Clock is Ticking. [Commenting via email on the excerpt from Through a Lens of Dark & Light…]

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“A very good read indeed. Now I am looking forward to reading it all.” –Michael Koontz [Commenting at Google+ on the excerpt from Through a Lens of Dark & Light…]

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[A comment in reply to Trudy Grossman’s further below about this story] “I know!  I was bawling when I read this the first time. Dennis Lowery can play my emotions like a music instrument. Well not only mine obviously, but you know what I mean.” –Nina Anthonijsz [Commenting at Google+ on The Bench…]

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“This is outstanding; your story and this capture [cover picture]” –Beth Baker [Commenting at Google+ on The Watergirl…]

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“Wow, this is really good…” –Roxy May [Commenting at Google+ on The Watergirl…]

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“Beautiful cover, insightful prose.” –Trudy Grossman [Commenting at Google+ on The Watergirl…]

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“Ooooooh… scary and suspenseful. I like it.” –Vicki Tyley, Bestselling author of five mystery/suspense novels [Commenting at Google+ on Toward a Blood Red Sky…]

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“WOW. Yep it’s good!” –Wendi Brown [Commenting at Google+ on Toward a Blood Red Sky…]

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“This made me cry. Very poignant!  You describe human nature so well.” –Trudy Grossman [Commenting at Google+ on The Bench…]

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“Dennis, know what I love most about your work? How you describe images. With exactly the right words, never too few, never too many. You paint such clear pictures with your words, it’s like I am there and I see and feel it for myself. How many times have I not hurled a book across the room , out of frustration, because the descriptions were tedious and never ending and made me scream in my head:”who cares!?’?” Or I just was not able to connect to any character in the story for lack of detail. You, my friend, are juuuust right.” –Nina Anthonijsz [commenting at Google+]

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“Dennis: I just finished reading your piece titled “Union Station…” As usual, it was extremely well written. I, as I am sure was true for most readers, felt your detailed descriptions enabled me to picture a scene in my mind as if I was actually watching a movie! You very effectively kept the reader on seat’s edge in the final pages of the story, wondering how everything would play out. And the ending with – DELETED SPOILER PART OF THE COMMMENT- was an absolutely brilliant touch on how to bring the whole story to closure.” –Jim Zumwalt (James G. Zumwalt is the international bestselling author of Bare Feet ~ Iron Will – Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields, The Juche Lie | North Korea’s Kim Dynasty and Doomsday Iran: The Clock is Ticking. [Commenting via email on Union Station…]

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“Perfection…” –Michelle C. [commenting at Google+ on The Lady Can Coach…]

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“BOOM!” –Tony Payson [commenting at Google+ on The Lady Can Coach…]

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“What a lovely story. And recognizable too. My mom shared with me her favorite childhood books, when I was about 12. Thanks for bringing those moments back to my memory.” –Nina  Anthonijsz [commenting on A Small Book of Big Memories…]

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“I am so motivated after reading this… It always gives me great pleasure to read your posts.” –Bernice Joe [Commenting at Google+ on The Child Inside…]

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“Thanks for writing my story, Dennis. Well, it would be with a few minor changes (smile). “I would not choose to erase the past.” I so agree. The past is part of us.” –Vicki Tyley, Bestselling author of five mystery/suspense novels [Commenting at Google+ on The Child Inside…]

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“Great story!” –Peter Noah Thomas [commenting at Google+ on The Boy… Who Got Away]

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“Perfection…” –Lena Kindo-Kamara [commenting at Google+ on The Smile… waitin’ in the kitchen…]

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“This was really enjoyable, and I agree with the others – a great soundtrack… it was a great story with a strong atmosphere!” –Emily MacGowan [commenting at Booktrack on The House in the Woods…]

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“Love it!!!” –Kim O’Brien [Commenting at Facebook on Union Station…]

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“Well that story just gave me a lovely chill up the back of my neck. Haha. Perfect…” –Gnotic P. [Commenting at Google+ on the Story behind the story of The Ladies of the Pain…]

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“Vivid and sensuous storytelling, Dennis.” –Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author of five mystery/suspense novels [Commenting at Google+ on Union Station…]

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“It’s amazing how you managed to find the perfect music and ambiance to accompany your vivid imagery. The description of the scarf was exceptionally powerful. Looking forward to read more from you here!” –Courtney C. [Commenting at Booktrack on The Tide Buried Bones…]

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“You really are gifted, Dennis. This is a touching piece.” –Jim Zumwalt (James G. Zumwalt is the international bestselling author of Bare Feet ~ Iron Will – Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s BattlefieldsThe Juche Lie | North Korea’s Kim Dynasty and Doomsday Iran: The Clock is Ticking. [Commenting via email on The Bench…]

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“Great story! And amazing use of the sound effects. Really brought the whole story to life!” –Leigh [Commenting at Booktrack on The Tide Buried Bones…]

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“A whole new concept of reading! Love it!” –Susan Gabriel [Commenting at Booktrack on The Tide Buried Bones…]

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“I didn’t read this story I saw it! Felt like I was watching a movie cause I was so absorbed by it. Perfect.” –Chazz Hill-Hayr [Commenting at Booktrack on The Tide Buried Bones…]

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“Great job, this is a great story and the soundtrack is fantastic. I felt like I was there!” –Craig Wilson [Commenting at Booktrack on The Tide Buried Bones…]

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“DAMN, that was good!” –Nina  Anthonijsz [commenting at Google+ on The Boy… Who Got Away]

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“Nice….thanks!” –Bob Wardell [commenting at Google+ on The Smile… waitin’ in the kitchen…]

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“Thank you for your beautiful memory of love!” –Olena Melnyk [Commenting at Google+ on Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon…]

“A beautiful way start to my day… I do indeed love your stories in the morning. Thank You Dennis Lowery.” –B. Ambrose [commenting at Google+ on The Smile… waitin’ in the kitchen…]

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“Very moving if that is the word I want to use. I could picture it in my mind as I read it. And also picture the women that is gone.” –Mike Trani [Commenting at Google+ on Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon…]

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“Dennis Lowery You want to evoke emotion with your writing. You succeed almost every single time. You are that good.” –Nina  Anthonijsz[Commenting at Google+ on Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon…]

“Beautiful. To have known that kind of love is a gift.” –Dawn Hart Jackson [Commenting at Google+ on Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon…]

“This is why you’re a great writer. You see every thing around you and you get great ideas.” –D. Denman [Commenting at Google+ on Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon…]

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“Very touching and poignant.” –Kira H. [Commenting at Google+ on Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon…]

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“Just finished reading Union Station, Dennis. For a short story it packs quite a punch. The characters are well developed and believable.. Just wished it could have gone on a little longer. Thank you for sharing.” –Hazel Payne [Commenting at Google+ on Union Station… a 7,463 word short story]

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“I love this Dennis… its touching.” –Rebecca Weilersbacher [via Facebook on The Smile… waitin’ in the kitchen…]

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“I like this Dennis Lowery; a story you can give your own ending.” –Hazel Payne [commenting at Google+ on The Smile… waitin’ in the kitchen…]

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“Oooohhh.. beautiful emotion!” –Susan Gabriel [Commenting at Google+ on Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon…]

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“I love how the sound effects and music build up to the transformation. Good job! ” –Michelle Zeng [commenting at Booktrack on The First Werewolf…]

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“Love this story! Amazing descriptions and use of sounds! ” –Leigh [commenting at Booktrack on Dance of Fireflies…]

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“Love the cover and the visual imagery – reminds me of ‘Game of Thrones.’ Would love to read more! ” –Karen T. [commenting at Booktrack on The First Werewolf…]

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“I just finished reading ‘Union Station.’ It was a great story and worth the wait! I read it on the site, then sent it to the Kindle, to read again. 🙂 The site works well. I like reading on the Kindle, too. Looking forward to ‘The Campfire…’! 🙂” –Pamela Trapani [Commenting at Google+ on Union Station…]

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Great Read!!!  Love the cover too!” –Susan Gabriel [Commenting at Google+ on Towards the Light…]

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“You did an excellent job with this one Dennis. I read it from a to b, and you really carved a complete story…” –Michael Koontz [Commenting at Google+ on Union Station…]

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“Awesome!!!” –Susan Gabriel [Commenting at Google+ on Union Station…]

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♥ I love this! Thank you for sharing.” –Dawn Hart Jackson [Commenting at Google+ on Union Station…]

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“Best story to a song I ever read. Damn Dennis. You make girls fall in love writing this way!” –Nina Anthonijsz  [Commenting at Google+ on She Was Mighty…Mighty…]

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“Badassery truth…  Thank you much for the words.” –Lory Case  [Commenting at Google+ on Who we are…]

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“What a beautiful story, thank you…” –Lisa Marie  [Commenting at Google+ on She Was Mighty…Mighty…]

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“Lovely, another morning smile courtesy of Dennis Lowery.” –Kira H. [Commenting at Google+ on Who we are…]

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“This is beautiful! ” –Loretta G. [Commenting at Google+ on Who we are…]

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“I loved this story!!!” –Michelle C.  [Commenting at Google+ on She Was Mighty…Mighty…]

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“Really great piece of flash fiction! I love that you don’t need any introduction to really get into the story. Great use of sound effects, made me feel like I was right there watching!” –Lauren [commenting at Booktrack on The House in the Woods…]

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“Lovely and sweet…” –Rennie Richard [Commenting at Google+ on Who we are…]

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“Great story! And way to really use Booktrack to its full potential!” –Leigh Tschirgi [commenting at Booktrack on The House in the Woods…]

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“I just reviewed the outline and I like it very much. It’s very good… actually, perfect.” –DN, writing client–an attorney–I’m helping develop and write a novel for, via email and phone. Name withheld due to confidentiality agreement]

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“I read it & love it.  Thanks, Dennis, it’s great!!!! Thanks again for a job well done. ” –Christine B. [Writing client/a memorial essay for her departed husband, via email.]

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“Wow… I love this, Dennis.” –Roxy May [Commenting at Google+ on The Old Book… in the Iron Box]

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“Thank you! I love to read… and this is a great cover!” –Susan Gabriel [Commenting at Google+ on The Old Book… in the Iron Box]

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“I enjoy your writing, you have a lot of talent and fall into that circle of fascinating people I’ve met…” –Gnotic P. [Commenting at Google+]

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“Something I would never be able to put into words, you did right here. Thank you!” –Nina Anthonijsz  [Commenting at Google+ on Something more than a thread…]

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“Wow, your stories sooo cool to read and on Friday the 13th, too!” –Roxy May [Commenting at Google+ on The First Werewolf…]

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“Is there anything you don’t write well? I can’t wait to read the rest!” –Kira H. [Commenting at Google+ on A Lady of Smoke & Mist…]

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“This is so good, Dennis!” –Kim O’Brien [Commenting at Facebook on Not All Believe In Honesty – But Everyone Understands Punishment…]

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“Amazing story…” –Merchi Sananes [Commenting at Google+ on Half…]

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“Beautiful.” –Leanne DeHope [Commenting at Facebook on Who we are…]

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“Oh, wow… wonderfully written.” –Sylvia Sotuyo [Commenting at Facebook on Rebirth Beach…]

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“Love this…” –Ilyanna Kreske [Commenting at Google+ on Half…]

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“Badassery truth… Thank you much, for the words:-)) ” –Lory Case [Commenting at Google+ on Who we are…]

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“This is wonderful Dennis Thank you for your awesome stories.. they are wonderful and inspiring!” –Sherry Thompson [Commenting at Google+ on Half…]

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“Lovely and sweet.” –Rennie Richard [Commenting at Google+ on Who we are…]

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“This is beautiful! ♥” –Loretta G. [Commenting at Google+ on Who we are…]

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“Lovely; another morning smile courtesy of Dennis Lowery.” –Kira H. [Commenting at Google+ on Who we are…]

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“Love this!” –Michelle C. [Commenting at Google+ on Who we are…]

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“Awesome in many many different ways. Parenting done the right way. Short story written the right way. Teaching done the right way. And also simply a lovely read filled with smiles, giggles, agreeing nods of the head, words to sing out loud, wise words, things to ponder on, to learn from, and to remember. All of that by Dennis Lowery.” –Nina Anthonijsz [Commenting at Google+ on The Sign of Fools & Sages…]

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“What a wonderful thing to wake up to, Dennis Lowery. Thanks for this glimpse into your world. I love how the music helps us tell our tales…wisdom in those lyrics, indeed.” –Bobbie T. [Commenting at Google+ on The Sign of Fools & Sages…]

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“Wonderful words, Sage.” –Cilla C. [Commenting at Google+ on The Sign of Fools & Sages…]

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“Those are wonderful words to say to your daughters, Dennis Lowery.” –Roxy May [Commenting at Google+ on The Sign of Fools & Sages…]

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“Love this…” –Kawthar A. [Commenting at Google+ on The Sign of Fools & Sages…]

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“Great read, Dennis Lowery and adulting. And yes – I would officially like to hear you sing ‘Ball of Confusion’ Make it happen.” –Michael Koontz [Commenting at Google+ on The Sign of Fools & Sages…]

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“Now that’s good reading, Dennis Lowery.” –Sherry Thompson [Commenting at Google+ on Leaving Taos…]

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“Excellent. Loved the twist.” Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author of five mystery/suspense novels [Commenting at Google+ on Leaving Taos…]

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“A bone-chiller to be sure, Dennis Lowery.” –Hazel Payne [Commenting at Google+ on Ink & Shadows… scene draft Rated M17+]

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“Awesomeness!” –Susan Gabriel [Commenting at Google+ on Leaving Taos…]

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“I LOVE your stories and discussions. I’m so glad for these weekly updates so I won’t miss them.” –Sarah O. [Commenting about receiving notification when I share new writing and updates with my readers.]

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“That was lovely.” –Michelle C. [Commenting at Google+ on The Child… Inside]

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“I keep coming back to read this. So beautiful.” –Dawn Hart Jackson [Commenting at Google+ on The Bench…]

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“Truly beautiful, Dennis Lowery I love it!” –Sherry Thompson [Commenting at Google+ on The Old Trunk…]

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“This story brought tears to my eyes! Your story is a metaphor of my situation. Thanks for sharing it!” –Lisa Fuller [Commenting via email on Towards the Light…]

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“Love your writing and look forward to the updates.” –B. Ambrose [Commenting about signing up for updates on my writing.]

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“Incredible…” –Lena Kindo-Kamara [Commenting at Google+ on Leaving Taos…]

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“Hahahahahaha!” –Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author of five mystery/suspense novels [Commenting at Google+ on Roll Call…]

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“Wise words from Dennis Lowery.” –Nina Anthonijsz [Commenting at Google+ on The Child… Inside]

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“A beautiful story.” –Rebecca Fowler [Commenting at Google+ on Ask for the Dance…]

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“This left me grinning from ear to ear.” –Dawn Hart Jackson [Commenting at Google+ on Ask for the Dance…]

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“Young love… a great story! Loved it!” –Susan Gabriel [Commenting at Google+ on Ask for the Dance…]

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“Had to ‘threeply’ to this; it made me smile!” –Fay Handstock [Commenting at Google+ on Roll Call…]

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“Beautiful… I didn’t want it to end.” –Rebecca Weilersbacher [Commenting on Born different…]

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“Wow! super pulp fiction. How does it end? I faithfully visit your updates as they appear with wonderment on how you keep it up.” –David Hendrickson, author of The Patrol Frigate Story | The Tacoma-class Frigates in World War II and the Korean War 1943-1953 [Commenting via email on The Wrong Man…]

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“One of my favorite pieces… and like most of my best reads, it takes new meaning each time.” –Lena Kindo-Kamara [Commenting at Google+ on Towards the Light…]

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“You got me hooked! Let me know more on this story.” –Mike Trani [Commenting at Google+ on The Wrong Man…]

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“I love when you write because I can put myself in that moment and visualize it.. As if I was living in the story. Life was so simple as a child.” –Tanya F. [Commenting via email on Dance of Fireflies…]

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“This is magnificent. It speaks to me. A most significant tale by the talented Dennis Lowery.” –Bobbie T. [Commenting at Google+ on Born different…]

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“Haha… you do have a wonderfully creative imagination. 🙂” –Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author of five mystery/suspense novels [Commenting at Google+ on The Worshippers…]

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“This is very beautiful. I enjoyed every sentence of it. Thank you, Dennis Lowery.” –Farkhanda Hayat [Commenting at Google+ on Born different…]

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“My favorite. I feel this one every time that I read it.” –Dawn Hart Jackson [Commenting at Google+ on Born Different…]

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“I love it!” –Karen Hoyt [Commenting at Google+ on Born different…]

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“So so beautiful, Dennis Lowery. You have such a wonderful gift.” –Sherry Thompson [Commenting at Google+ on Born different…]

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“Very elegantly done, Dennis. The build-up of possibilities of romance is well-crafted.” – Kris Mavericko [Commenting at Google+ on the novel excerpt and scene, titled “Coffee… and Love…”]

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“Love the tone of this, Dennis Lowery . Ditto the cover. 🙂” –Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author of five mystery/suspense novels [Commenting at Google+ on The Pleasure Planet…]

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“Sigh.. so romantic.” – Nina Anthonijsz [Commenting at Google+ on the novel excerpt and scene, titled “Coffee… and Love…”]

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“Wonderful story! Good Day!” – Clare Patrick [Commenting at Google+ on the novel excerpt and scene, titled “Coffee… and Love…”]

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“Amazingly written!  Keep them coming!” – Kawthar A.  [Commenting at Google+ on the novel excerpt and scene, titled “Coffee… and Love…”]

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“Good one. You can almost imagine you are there when you read it. All great writing is like that.” –Mike Trani [Commenting at Google+ on The Tide Buried Bones…]

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“You really know how to invoke all the senses, Dennis Lowery, and draw the reader into your world.” –Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author of five mystery/suspense novels [Commenting at Google+ on Dance of Fireflies…]

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“Ohhh…I like this story. I could feel the sand and tide coming in. Hear the waves hit the rocks. That’s what a good story does for its readers. As much as I would love to see you get really famous… I would never get a chance to tell you how much I enjoy your writing. Fame takes writers anyway from fans.” –Jo Ann B. [Commenting at Google+ on The Tide Buried Bones…]

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“Dennis Lowery, that’s an awesome piece of writing. It really does bring back memories, too…” –Jennifer Phillips [Commenting at Google+ on Dance of Fireflies…]

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“Beautiful!” – Clarissa M. [Commenting at Google+ on Legs & Lace…]

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“This brought back great memories. Thank you for taking me there, through your writing, for such a special walk down memory lane.” –Bernice Joe [Commenting at Google+ on Dance of Fireflies…]

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“Wonderful writing that brings back childhood memories! I can see the things dreams are made of. Quite a talent and a blessing for us to read!” –Susan Gabriel [Commenting at Google+ on Dance of Fireflies…]

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“Could have come from my favorite author… RAND! And is consistent with how I think.” –L .M. [ghostwriting client prospect, name withheld due to confidentiality, commenting via email on About Being Good… to Others]

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“Dennis, well, I’ve perused your sites, and ALL you’ve put out there. I must say NOTHING and no one comes close… not even 10% of what you present. [This next is to his attorney who is reviewing my standard agreement]: I have talked to a number of prospects [writers] and none come close to how I feel about, Dennis.” – L .M. [ghostwriting client, name withheld due to confidentiality – commenting via email]

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“I like your style!” – Felipe C. [client prospect commenting via email]

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“Take a minute to read the latest flash fiction from Dennis Lowery. It will make you think.” –Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author  [Commenting at Google+ on She was just a statue…]

From Dennis: I found this picture in a collection of public domain images and saved it because I knew she had a story. It turned out to also convey a message I wanted to share with my daughters (and others).

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“I found this piece of written wisdom to be touching and beautiful.” –Margie Casados [Commenting on The Old Trunk…]

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“The saddest thing is to be human but still have the “statue behavior”…great post!” –Bernice Joe [Commenting at Google+ on She was just a statue…]

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“Beautiful!” –Damian Trasler [Commenting on The Old Trunk…]

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“This poignant story reminds me of all the beautiful people who stay abandoned; for many reasons… they lost their illusions.” –Jean-Michel Dumay [Commenting at Google+ on She was just a statue…]

From Dennis: That’s the tone I wanted to evoke… but also to make a distinction with the closing two lines:

“As her world grew dim then dark she thought of how humans could stand up and make things change for themselves. But she was just a statue.”

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“Oh… I like the start of this!” –Kira H. [Commenting at Google+ on She was just a statue…]

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“Wow, thought provoking!” –Susan Gabriel [Commenting at Google+ on She was just a statue…]

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“Wonderful!” –José Galisi Filho [Commenting at Google+ on The Child… Inside]

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“This was awesome. Thank you Dennis Lowery for the solid valuable post!” –Ryan Best [Commenting at Google+ on The Child… Inside]

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“This is so good!” –Cilla C. [Commenting at Google+ on The Child… Inside]

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“I have been on the road. Went to Office Depot and printed all. Everything is awesome; I love it! Great minds think alike. –Business executive/ghostwriting client comment via email on reading the final draft of the adventure/thriller novel written for him based on his rough idea.]

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“Oh Dennis, you’re so good, that is exactly what happened!” –K. O. [ghostwriting client, name withheld due to confidentiality – commenting via email on the draft of her story.]

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“I can’t tell you how many mistakes I made by believing that everybody has something good in them. Because of that I was hurt and disappointed many times. I wish that I read this 20 and more years ago.” –Irena Udovičić [Commenting at Google+ on About Being Good… to Others]

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“Truth!” –Sherry Thompson [Commenting at Google+ on About Being Good… to Others]

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“That’s a great quote!” –Jason Levy [Commenting at Google+ on Youth and beauty fade…]

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“Calm and sensual — woman as sun.” –Susara Phillips [Commenting at Google+ on At the day’s end…]

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“Beautiful!” –Sarah Odendahl [Commenting at Google+ on At the day’s end…]

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“A great read!” –Rebecca Harden-Heick [Commenting at Google+ on Leaving Taos…]

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“Love it! Freddy and Mark… too little and too much. But you! You’re just right. A familiar scene. Women!” –Lena Kindo-Kamara [Commenting at Google+ on A 1955 Melodrama… ]

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“I LOVE IT!” –Nina Anthonijsz [Commenting at Google+ on A 1955 Melodrama… ]

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“If you haven’t read it, here’s another great story by Dennis Lowery” –Sarah Odendahl [Commenting at Google+ on The Ladies of the Pain…]

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“Dennis Lowery it is always pleasurable to read your works. Your writing is beyond perfect to me, keep doing what you do!!! And thank you for sharing.” –Cristie Brewer

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“I love this. Plus I like the pic.” –Roxy May [Commenting at Google+ on She was just a statue…]

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“I love this! I can’t wait for more and I love that the lead investigator is a woman!” –Sarah Odendahl [Commenting at Google+ on The Siren’s Sonata…]

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“I really enjoyed this, Dennis. It’s just wonderful!!! Thank you so much for your amazing creativity!” –Sherry Thompson [Commenting at Google+ on The Bench…]

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“A perfect story for Valentine’s Day.” –Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author [Commenting at Google+ on The Bench…]

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“A beautiful story – short but captivating and woven with real emotions behind it. And perfectly so for Valentines.” –Michael Koontz [Commenting at Google+ on The Bench…]

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“Excellent!” –Kevin Baker [Commenting at Google+ on The Bench…]

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“Reminded me so very much of my parents who loved each other completely, until their dying day. I’m crying…” –Nina Anthonijsz [Commenting at Google+ on The Bench…]

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“Excellent writing, very poignant and yet it made me feel good as well! Thank you for sharing your flash fiction!” –Rebecca Harden-Heick [Commenting at Google+ on The Bench…]

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“Very heartfelt!” –Bernice Joe [Commenting at Google+ on The Bench…]

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“Nice, Dennis Lowery. I had a hard time seeing it. Eyes where clouding up.” –Mike Trani [Commenting at Google+ on The Bench…]

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“For all abandoned places of abandoned loves, I say thanks for this one.” –Jean-Michel Dumay [Commenting at Google+ on The Bench…]

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“I enjoyed the original, but I like the tightened, more active version even more. Really strong.” –Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author [Commenting at Google+ on Ink & Shadows… scene draft Rated M17+]

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“Just wow! Goes well with a Friday night! Speechless… Yeah that’s the ticket, because sharing anything less than my initial reaction to such a powerfully written piece would be a lie. Speechless…” –Lena Kindo-Kamara [Commenting at Google+ on Ink & Shadows… scene draft Rated M17+]

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WOW!!! I love how you wrote that. The feeling I got when I read it is exactly what I wanted to feel!  Awesome!” –T. F., writing client – name withheld due to confidentiality agreement  [via email]

 

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“I like this alot:-)))) It’s terrific!” –Lory Case [Commenting at Google+ on The Shape of Things…]

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“Damn you, Dennis. Once more you leave the reader thirsty for more!” –Jim Zumwalt via email (James G. Zumwalt is the author of Bare Feet ~ Iron Will – Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields, The Juche Lie | North Korea’s Kim Dynasty and Doomsday Iran: The Clock is Ticking.

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“Once again, captivated by your tease! Can’t wait to read the rest!” –Susan Gabriel [Commenting at Google+ on Ink & Shadows…” scene draft Rated M17+]

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“Funny and suspenseful! I want to read more. Is this part of another story?” –Steve Boggan [Commenting at Google+ on Next time bring spare batteries… and it is part of a scene from the upcoming Episode Three of The Shade]

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“Funny! :))” –Lori Heffernan [Commenting at Google+ on Next time bring spare batteries…]

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“Just what I needed, lying in bed in the morning! LOL!” –Erik Andersen [Commenting at Google+ on Next time bring spare batteries…]

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“LOL… hate it when that happens!” –Susan Gabriel [Commenting at Google+ on Next time bring spare batteries…]

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“Wow! I’m hooked! Can’t wait!” –Susan Gabriel [Commenting at Google+ on excerpts from The Devil’s Writer…]

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“Absolutely captivating Dennis Lowery; you always leave me wanting more… I suppose that is the point! There are few authors that can make me want to go out in the snow and buy the book NOW!! Thank you, this is very very good!” –Rebecca Harden-Heick [Commenting at Google+ on The Tide Buried Bones…]

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“I enjoyed this…..like strong waves it pulled me in and then let me go again. Strong painting skills with words.  I look forward to more.” –Kevin Walsh [Commenting at Google+ on The Tide Buried Bones…]

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“This is a great piece. Thank you.” –Sterling Leavitt [Commenting on The Fruit… or the Seed]

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“I just wanted to thank you. Just the simple interaction with you today has reminded me of why I went to you for advice, of which you provided a lot. I haven’t touched my writing in almost a year. This is the first night I’ve taken the time to edit anything. I’m still a million miles away from where I  need to be, but at least I’ve touched it again, So thank you for that. You truly are one of my idols. I enjoy your writing and I thank you for making it public.” –KD (Name withheld to respect their confidentiality)

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“I absolutely love this! Mind if i share it? It makes me smile every time i think about it.” –Kelly Ann Dalton [Commenting on A Little Story of Acceptance…]

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“Too funny!!!” –Kathy Rosson [Commenting on A Little Story of Acceptance…]

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“This is such rich, vivid imagery. One is really transported into the time and place of your storyline. Fascinating. I enjoyed reading this, Dennis. I suppose you time travel as well in order to get such detail in your writing.” –Melissa Rivera [Commenting at Google+ on the excerpted opening sections from a fantasy/thriller novel I co-authored, Serpentauria: Ark of Extinction…]

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“I really like it, Dennis. Nicely done.” –Gnotic Pasta [Commenting at Google+ on the excerpted opening sections from a fantasy/thriller novel I co-authored, Serpentauria: Ark of Extinction…]

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“Wonderful! I really like it. You are very good at what you do.” –Dawn Hart Jackson [Commenting at Google+ on the excerpted opening sections from a fantasy/thriller novel I co-authored, Serpentauria: Ark of Extinction…]

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“Very well told but remember The Thing can always get a bigger glass of milk. To ponder the life and death of a cookie…” –Virginia DeYoung [Commenting at Google+ on The Life and Death of a Cookie…]

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“Goliath, my hero. 🙂 A gripping tale.” –Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author [Commenting at Google+ on Night Noises…]

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“Thanks, Dennis! Not the usual sensation you so graciously serve up to go along with morning coffee. The timing and it not being expected really makes it thrilling!” –Lena Kendo-Kamara [Commenting at Google+ on Night Noises…]

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“No words but wow. I can’t wait!!!” –Roxy May [Commenting at Google+ on The Black Orchid ~ opening scene…]

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“Love it! A beautiful story.” –Leonora Lonesto [Commenting at Google+ on The Moon Over Water…]

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“I smell something burning…..oh, it’s only your keyboard as you burn it up with great stories!” –Jo Ann Boomer [Commenting at Google+ ]

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“”Two people in a place of wind and water and a time where body and soul become one.” A perfect climax (pun intended),” –Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author [Commenting at Google+ on The Moon Over Water…]

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“Hermoso… (beautiful)… I just love it.” –Merchi Sananes [Commenting at Google+ on The Moon Over Water…]

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“Very nice, sailor.” –Renee McDaniel [Commenting at Google+ on The Moon Over Water…]

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“Your writing is amazing I love reading these. Thanks, Dennis. :)” –D. Denman [Commenting at Google+ on A 1955 Melodrama… ]

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“Trouble brewing as the room fades to black!! Love your stories! My imagination gets a work out! Good combo with my coffee! :)” –Susan Gabriel [Commenting at Google+ on A 1955 Melodrama… ]

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“Did you make that story up because it’s really good! (My reply: ‘I did make this little story up Roxy. I typed it up in few minutes, when I saw the image and posted it on the fly.’) Cool, I love your stories, Dennis!” –Roxy May [Commenting at Google+ on A 1955 Melodrama… ]

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“Great words. Very nice. Your words create a magic that reminds me of my late father. Thanks a lot sir.” –Sadia Hussain [Commenting at Google+ on A Father and Daughter…]

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“I like it!” –Sylvia Sotuyo [Commenting at Google+ on The Janus Device ~ draft opening scene…]

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“This is beautiful. Everything leads back to those quiet moments.” –Dawn Hart Jackson [Commenting at Google+ on A Father and Daughter…]

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AMAZON REVIEW of Haunting Stories of… Love, Revenge and Retribution Vol. 1

“Great book for a book club discussion!”

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“I received my book today…whoop whoop:) Soo, no more studying…I am going to light my candles, pour a glass of wine, and read my book from my favorite author:) Thank you for everything.” –Bernice Joe [Commenting at Google+ on receiving her signed copy of Haunting Stories of Love, Revenge, and Retribution Vol 1.]

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“Awesome!” –Susan Gabriel [Commenting at Google+ on The Janus Device ~ draft opening scene…]

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“Just got my autographed copy of Dennis Lowery’s book! Perfect to read in bed today!” –Sarah Odendahl [Commenting at Google+ on receiving her signed copy of Haunting Stories of Love, Revenge, and Retribution Vol 1.]

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“I just read this wonderful collection of short stories. What I enjoyed most were the range of emotions that each story touched. They engaged your mind, they touched your heart and they made you recall things that scare us. With a touch of Dennis and his experience letting us, just for a moment, see into his creative mind. Thank you Dennis I really enjoyed the book… it was great!” –Jonnie de la Garza [Commenting at Facebook on receiving her signed copy of Haunting Stories of Love, Revenge, and Retribution Vol 1.]

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“I just wanted to thank you for the book. It was a very pleasant surprise today. I look forward to adding it to my personal little treasures. I hope you are having a wonderful day. ” –Dawn Hart Jackson [Commenting via email on receiving her signed copy of Haunting Stories of Love, Revenge, And Retribution Vol 1.]

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Mr Postman delivered a signed edition of Dennis Lowery’s Love, Revenge, And Retribution to my box today; A much better parcel than my usual bills!” –Eric Johnson [Commenting at Google+ on receiving his signed copy of Haunting Stories of Love, Revenge, and Retribution Vol 1.]

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“Confirming I received the attached. I have read all three and all are wonderfully written! Thanks! –Angela L. [Writing client commenting via email]

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“Very nice! … :-()))) –Lory Case [Commenting at Google+ on The Janus Device ~ draft opening scene…]

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“This is looking good!” –Gnotic P. [Commenting at Google+ on The Janus Device ~ draft opening scene…]

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“I tremendously enjoy reading your “voice” in these well-crafted pieces. I really like the seemingly effortless way with which the words glide and take us to all these magical places… THANK YOU!” –Linda Anani [Commenting at Google+ on my writing.]

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“Very nice!” –Tazein Mirza Saad [Commenting at Google+ on Leaves, vanilla and cinnamon…]

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“A lifetime story within a 30 second read!” –Jim Zumwalt [Commenting via email on Where does he go…]

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“So sweet, a wonderful way to start my day. Thank you. It’s nice to be able to personally thank a writer for a great story.” –Jo Ann Boomer [Commenting at Google+ on A Father and Daughter…]

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“This was beautiful.” –Roxy May [Commenting at Google+ on A Father and Daughter…]

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TWO MORE AMAZON REVIEWS of Haunting Stories of… Love, Revenge and Retribution Vol. 1

“They end too soon!”

Grab a cup of tea and get cozy!”

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“This is so perfect!” –Jo Ann Boomer [Commenting at Google+ on About Being Good… to Others]

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“I love the way you bring all the senses to life with your words.” Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author [Commenting at Google+ on Something more than a thread…]

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“Brilliant piece of writing and compassion! Exceptional work, Dennis Lowery, I have to share it!” –Rebecca Harden-Heick [Commenting at Google+ on About Being Good… to Others]

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“Awesome advice, Dennis Lowery. I think it is not what you say but how you say it. You hit two birds with one stone.” –P. A. [Commenting at Google+ on About Being Good… to Others]

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“Dennis, you amaze me once again! You’d think I’d be used to it by now, but every story is better than the last! Thanks for the great reads!!” –Cristie Brewer [Commenting on The Old Trunk…]

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“I love this!!” –Anna J. Sassin [Commenting at Google+ on the flashfiction/story idea for The roots reach…]

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“This is beautiful.” –Dawn Hart Jackson [Commenting at Google+ on Born Different…]

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“Ooooh, you’ve certainly piqued my interest, Dennis.” Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author [Commenting at Google+ on an excerpt from the draft of a new novel, a Thriller, in work for a client.]

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“Holy crap! I can’t wait to read more!” –Sarah Odendahl [Commenting at Google+ on an excerpt from the draft of a new novel, a Thriller, in work for a client.]

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“I love the premise…” –Stephen Michaelson [Commenting at Google+ on an excerpt from the draft of a new novel, a Thriller, in work for a client.]

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“You know how to get my attention!” –Dawn Hart Jackson [Commenting at Google+ on an excerpt from the draft of a new novel, a Thriller, in work for a client.]

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“Wow, that’s beautiful, Dennis.” –D. Denman [Commenting at Google+ on The Black Orchid — Opening Scene]

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“Dennis’s writing is amazing. His stories have a way of touching one deeply.” –Margie Casados [Commenting at Google+ when sharing some of my stories with her 30,000+ followers.]

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“Thanks Dennis. First let me say I think your draft is great!” –M. R. [ghostwriting client, name withheld due to confidentiality – via email in response to the initial draft of the thriller novel I’m working on for him]

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“Your imagination amazes me. :)” –Cilla Cantrell [Commenting at Google+]

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“As usual your stories never disappoint, Dennis Lowery. :-)” –Bernice Joe [Commenting at Google+ on The Old Trunk…]

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“Captivating…” –Mohammad Azam Khan [Commenting at Google+ on The Candle…]

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“A very enjoyable read and nicely put in words description of how we store away parts of life.” –Michael Koontz [Commenting at Google+ on The Old Trunk…]

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“Awesome.” –Jennie Wilson [Commenting at Google+ on The Old Trunk…]

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“Oh…wow… !! Love this.” –Sylvia Sotuyo [Commenting at Google+ on Towards the Light…]

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“Took my breath away, again.” –Sarah Odendahl [Commenting at Google+ on Towards the Light…]

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“Have just found my way to this invigorating piece of prose by the ever so eloquent Dennis Lowery. I added it to my #readinglist2013. It’s brilliant, Dennis, you have me as a faithful fan.” –Nina M. [Commenting via email on Leaves, vanilla and cinnamon…]

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“This is really good!!” –D. Denman [Commenting at Google+ on Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun…]

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“Awesome!!” –Lory Case [Commenting at Google+ on The House in the Woods…]

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“I didn’t want the story to end either. You’ve got a great talent, Dennis, to make the reader visualize what you are describing.” –Jim Zumwalt [Commenting via email on One Night in Barcelona…]

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“Dennis Lowery has a knack for getting under your skin w/this flash fiction.  Let’s hope he writes more.  I for one want to discover what happens next.” –Christopher Jennings Penders [Commenting at Google+ on The House in the Woods…]

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“Me encanta!!!!!!! (I love it)…” –Rosario Cotelo [Commenting at Google+ on The House in the Woods…]

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“Powerful! I could put myself in the situation…I loved it!!! Absolutely beautiful!!!!!” –Tanya Friesen [Commenting via email on Leaves, vanilla and cinnamon…]

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“Very nice, a touching little story. I’m always in awe of the way you speak about women, such depth, beauty and grace. Thank you!” –Cristie Brewer [Commenting at Google+ on Leaves, vanilla and cinnamon…]

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“Absolutely wonderful.” –Bob Everson [Commenting at Google+ on Leaves, vanilla and cinnamon…]

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“Dennis Lowery you write so beautifully!” –Sarah Odendahl [Commenting at Google+ on Leaves, vanilla and cinnamon…]

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“Beautiful, puts my love poetry to shame.” –Anthony Smith [Commenting at Google+ on Leaves, vanilla and cinnamon…]

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“….beautiful Dennis Lowery. Thank you for taking me for a stroll amongst the yellowing pages of a memory so freshly written.” –Lesley Collier [Commenting at Google+ on Leaves, vanilla and cinnamon…]

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“Very touching and beautiful; also I could imagine I was her.” –Birgit Backlund-Palander [Commenting at Google+ on Leaves, vanilla and cinnamon…]

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“Kind of sad. Beautifully written!” –James Mayes [Commenting at Google+ on Leaves, vanilla and cinnamon…]

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“How beautiful!” –Elsa Bornay Delgado [Commenting at Google+ on Leaves, vanilla and cinnamon…]

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“Dennis Lowery that was great.” –Raven L. [Commenting at Google+ on Leaves, vanilla and cinnamon…]

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“I need to go to Barcelona!! ASAP LOL… Brilliant writing Dennis Lowery!! Its perfect in that you always leave me wanting more!” –Rebecca Harden-Heick [Commenting at Google+ on One Night in Barcelona…]

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“I looovveee this story!” –Lory Case [Commenting at Google+ on One Night in Barcelona…]

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AMAZON REVIEW of Haunting Stories of… Love, Revenge and Retribution Vol. 1

“Not for the faint-hearted…”

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“So good.. LOL :))) Love it.” –Margie Casados [Commenting at Google+ on The Knocking Dead…]

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“Wow! A spooky but awesome provenance…” –Fay Handstock [Commenting at Google+ on the Story behind the story of The Ladies of the Pain…]

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“Damn this is good–a really good read!” –D. Denman [Commenting at Google+ on The Knocking Dead…]

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“Love this!” –Sarah Odendahl [Commenting at Google+ on The Knocking Dead…]

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“Clap Clap, Dennis Lowery. I like it!” –Wanda kelley [Commenting at Google+ on The Knocking Dead…]

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“LOL, had a few at my door before! They are relentless! Show no mercy, Dennis. :)) –Susan Gabriel [Commenting at Google+ on The Knocking Dead…]

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“Ah, the hidden desires of a lot of us!” –Deborah Burke [Commenting at Google+ on The Knocking Dead…]

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“The title alone is suggestive. Love it!” –Rosario Cotelo [Commenting at Google+ on The Knocking Dead…]

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“Do continue, Dennis (with turning this flashfiction piece into a longer story) –Mohammad Azam Khan [Commenting at Google+ on The Knocking Dead…]

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“I love your stories Dennis Lowery… I can’t wait! :-)” –Sarah Odendahl [Commenting at Google+ on hearing I plan to write another story about Fairies.]

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“Not always possible, but today I took the time to translate and read you … I loved it! Congratulations for that sense of belonging, for your family and your trees, to build a life in which you feel full. I like red maples 😉 They are warm and beautiful. Happy Friday! No siempre me es posible, pero hoy me tomé el tiempo de traducir y leerte…Me encantó! Felicidades por ese sentimiento de arraigo, por tu familia y tus árboles, por construir una vida en la que te sientes pleno. Me gustan los arces rojos 😉 Son cálidos y hermosos. Feliz viernes!” –Elsa Bornay Delgado in Madrid [Commenting at Google+ on Home trees…]

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“I love this Dennis, I have planted trees in my children’s honour too and even though we have left that house, I return to marvel at their growth. We can do this, we can make a difference” –Paul Stickland in England [Commenting at Google+ on Home trees…]

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“Very nice!” –Irena Udovičić in Croatia [Commenting at Google+ on Home trees…]

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“Your books are wonderful to read.” –D. Denman [Commenting at Google+]

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“Dennis Lowery creates some magical stuff.” –Sylvia Sotuyo [Commenting at Google+ on Born Different…]

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“Dennis, the project went exactly as you described it when we first spoke. As I mentioned during our last conversation, your insight, direction, and patience were invaluable to me as I learned about the process and asked a seemingly endless number of questions. I have no doubt that you spent significantly more time guiding me through this process than you had planned, and I am grateful for your kindness and generosity. It is extraordinarily refreshing to work with someone who does what he says he will do, on time, without excuses or drama, and delivers a finished product as promised. I wish more people would conduct business in the manner you do. Many thanks for your help and best regards.” –George W. Clarke, President, Clarke Resources  [via email]

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“’Accepted and nourished, she reached.’ Wow!” –Lena Kendo-Kamara [Commenting at Google+ on the flashfiction/story idea for The roots reach…]

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“Wow….you are superb Dennis Lowery… you should go with it….just wow…nothing like being inspired. So very wonderful… sounds like something great is stirring; a trilogy perhaps?” –Lory Case [Commenting at Google+ on the flashfiction/story idea for The roots reach…]

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“Awesome! Thank you. They work perfectly together, draws you in, keeps you there; one of the secrets to good writing and illustrations. A+” –Anna Sasin [Commenting at Google+ on the flashfiction/story idea for The roots reach…]

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“Tragic and vengeful all at the same time… lovely.” –Sarah Odendahl [Commenting at Google+ on the flashfiction/story idea for The roots reach…]

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“I really like this. Wise words. –Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author [Commenting at Google+ on HURT Broken]

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“I like the way you write also Mr. Lowery!” –Bernice Joe [Commenting at Google+ on the flashfiction/story idea for The roots reach…]

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“Ohhhh!! Love your writing! It is perfect for that photo. Do you have more writing somewhere? I like the way you write!” –Michael Taggert [Commenting at Google+ on the flashfiction/story idea for The roots reach…]

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“Thank you. Very nice how you are able to write a story based on a picture that makes sense and has a lot of meaning and truth in it..” –Claude Anderson [Commenting at Google+ on Half…]

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“Fantastic!” –Sylvia Sotuyo [Commenting at Google+ on the flashfiction/story idea for The roots reach…]

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“Too true, a nice read. –Cristie Brewer [Commenting at Google+ on HURT Broken]

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“Really like this. You write interesting pieces. And I always enjoy reading what you write.” –Katye Faulkner [Commenting at Google+ on Half…]

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“Awesome story and image.” –Pastiche Able [Commenting at Google+ on the flashfiction/story idea for The roots reach…]

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“LOL, payback time! Love it!!” –Susan Gabriel [Commenting at Google+ on the flashfiction/story idea for The roots reach…]

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“These are wonderful stories!” –D. Denman [Commenting at Google+ on Haunting Stories of… Love, Revenge and Retribution | Vol. 1]

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“Thank goodness I didn’t read this last week! I don’t think I’d have gotten a wink of sleep.” –Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author  [Commenting at Google+ on the excerpt/story idea for The Dragonthorn…] — Vicki had been camping recently.

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“Ooo, a fairy tale, yay! ..,Sits down and waits expectantly!” –Nicola Smith [Commenting at Google+ on the excerpt/story idea for The Dragonthorn…]

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“Love it!!!” –Susan Gabriel [Commenting at Google+ on the excerpt/story idea for The Dragonthorn…]

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“I’d read that. Hope it turns into a thing, Dennis Lowery.” –Donald Richter [Commenting at Google+ on the excerpt/story idea for The Dragonthorn…]

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“An author with so much heart. I truly love reading his creative writings and what he shares about his home life. He is really one awesome writer to follow. Thank you kindly Dennis Lowery for sharing this beautiful story.” –Margie Casados [Commenting at Google+ as she shared Born different… with her 30,000+ followers.]

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“Like an unpardonable sin your words read so sweet. 🙂 I like this very much, Dennis. Very nicely written.” –Michael Koontz [Commenting at Google+ on The Ladies of the Pain…]

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“I always enjoy whatever you post or write, you’ve got a great imagination and mind for what you do!” –Yolanda Ocasio [Commenting at Google+ on my writing.]

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“Yes, this definitely was felt in Colorado, too. Intriguing and intense.” –Margie Casados [Commenting at Google+ on The Ladies of the Pain…]

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“Fantastic!!!! Love it. It is really good and the chills went all the way to me in Norway.” –Sylvia Sotuyo [Commenting at Google+ on The Ladies of the Pain…]

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“I adore how you use words! Thank you for that…” –Irena Udovicic [Commenting at Google+ on my writing.]

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“Fantastic story, Dennis. Kind of in the O. Henry vein.” –Jim Zumwalt [Commenting via email on The Ladies of the Pain… ]

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“I love it.” –Sarah Odendahl [Commenting at Google+ on The Ladies of the Pain…]

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“Awesome story. From the capped peaks of coldness to the warmth within, from passion in pleasure to pain in equal measure you awake a dream to dream.” –Pastiche Able [Commenting at Google+ on The Ladies of the Pain… ]

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“Fan~tas ~tic… that was scary!” –Lena Kindo-Kamara [Commenting at Google+ on He wasn’t my Timmy anymore…]

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“Oh wow!!! This is really exciting stuff, Dennis. I will sleep with one eye open tonight after reading this.” –Sylvia Sotuyo [Commenting at Google+ on He wasn’t my Timmy anymore…]

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“Yikes!” –Susan Gabriel [Commenting at Google+ on He wasn’t my Timmy anymore…]

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“Love this… spooky good. I knew I’d be Halloween pleased stopping by to read. So glad I did!” –Margie Casados. [Commenting at Google+ on He wasn’t my Timmy anymore…]

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“Creepy. And fun.” –Alvin Stears [Commenting at Google+ on He wasn’t my Timmy anymore…]

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“Luv’d this.” –Liz  S. [Commenting at Google+ on He wasn’t my Timmy anymore…]

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“Wow, Dennis Lowery – I enjoyed reading very much.  –Irene Kimmel [Commenting at Google+ on The Candle…]

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“Wonderful, Dennis Lowery 🙂 Very well written!!” –Sylvia Sotuyo [Commenting at Google+ on The Candle…]

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“…icy fingers reached through the looseness of the sash…” Love that. So vivid.” –Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author [Commenting at Google+ on Just before midnight…]

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“Brilliant!” –Rebecca Harden-Heick [Commenting at Google+ on Just before midnight…]

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“This story really grabs you and it feels so real. Thanks… you’re a good writer.” –D. Denman [Commenting at Google+ on Just before midnight…]

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“Awesome, it really gave me chills. Most definitely spooky~good. Dennis, 🙂 You had me there.. truly wanted to read what was next.” –Margie Casados[Commenting at Google+ on Just before midnight…]

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“Wow!” –Tazein Mirza Said [Commenting at Google+ on Just before midnight…]

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“This is cool and a bit spooky Dennis Lowery 🙂 I shared this!” –Sylvia Sotuyo [Commenting at Google+ on Night Noises…]

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“Great yarn, Dennis Lowery. Thanks!” –Chris Lord [Commenting at Google+ on Night Noises…]

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“I like it!” –Deanna Elliot [Commenting at Google+ on Night Noises…]

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“Good and Scary… Dennis Lowery. You sure know how to build up the suspense. Whew.” –Margie Casados [Commenting at Google+ on Night Noises…]

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“I love it! Suspense and of course the bit with the… DELETED SPOILER PART OF HER COMMENT.” –Sarah Odendahl [Commenting at Google+ on Night Noises…]

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“Love it. It’s really good!” –D. Denman [Commenting at Google+ on Night Noises…]

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“I enjoy your writing… you’re great, Dennis!” –Lory Case [Commenting at Google+ on Night Noises…]

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“Wow! Scary, coming from… DELETED SPOILER PART OF HER COMMENT.” –Renee McDaniel [Commenting on Night Noises…]

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“Beautiful, as always!” –Sarah Odendahl [Commenting at Google+ on Cloud’s tears…]

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“I love how you describe such detail and in a unique way. Awesome.” –Margie Casados [Commenting at Google+ on re-reading The House in the Woods…]

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“Beautiful, Dennis!” –Tazein Mirza Saad [Commenting at Google+ on Cloud’s tears…]

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“Haunting and breathtaking… this was such a wonderful read. A work of genius!! An excellent piece of prose to read. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I have. –Nina M. [Commenting at Google+ on They Follow the Ships… and sharing it with her followers.]

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“Really great work!” –Sylvia Sotuyo [Commenting at Google+ The House in the Woods…]

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“I’m entranced… this is great.” –Lory Case [Commenting at Google+ The House in the Woods…]

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“Wow, Dennis Lowery, I adore your writing! You pulled me in very quickly, and had me wanting more and more! Excellent story, I thank you for that amazing read. You are a very talented writer.” –Cristie Brewer [Commenting at Google+ on The Candle…]

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“Spoooky.  Perfect for October.” –Alvin Stearns [Commenting at Google+ on The Candle…]

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“A beautiful ‘tree’ story.” –Anna Manana [Commenting at Google+ on Born Different…]

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“Wonderfully written Dennis Lowery 🙂 Very magical. –Sylvia Sotuyo [Commenting at Google+ on They Follow the Ships…]

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“What a beautiful piece Dennis Lowery . Left a warm feeling in my heart on this cold and rainy Melbourne day.” –Susarra Phillips [Commenting at Google+ on Born Different…]

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“Simply gorgeous in words and the image! –Kat Tehranchik [Commenting at Google+ on They Follow the Ships…]

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You have a wonderful way of illustrating with words!! :-)) Very powerful.” –Sherry Thompson [Commenting at Google+ on re-reading The House in the Woods…]

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“What a wonderful story! Thanks so much! –Rosario Cotelo [Commenting at Google+ on They Follow the Ships…]

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“Love it!” –Fay Handstock [Commenting at Google+ on The Candle…]

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“Wow, very nice! It makes me want more! –Cristie Brewer [Commenting at Google+ on They Follow the Ships…]

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“This has me giggling. –Sarah Odendahl [Commenting at Google+ on A tale Lost at Sea…]

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“A story that tugs at both heart and soul. –Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author [Commenting at Google+ on Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun…]

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“Love your story. You are such a great writer, Dennis Lowery. –Rachel Estella Garcia [Commenting at Google+ on Rebirth Beach…]

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“This is fascinating and I´d love to hear how the story continues. But I enjoyed, however short or long it is. –Birgit Backlund-Palander [Commenting at Google+ on Rebirth Beach…]

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“Love the image and story. –Sarah Odendahl [Commenting at Google+ on Rebirth Beach…]

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“Excellent writing Dennis and Margie Casados favorite part is the very same as mine. An excellent and strong, almost poetic, read about a very sad stain – for so many reasons – on all our history. This is perfect as it is.” –Michael Koontz [Commenting at Google+ on Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun…]

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‘Artist Hands…’ So powerful. One of my favorite parts of your story. Amazing, Dennis Lowery,  simply amazing.” –Margie Casados [Commenting at Google+ on Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun…]

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“I think you managed to perfectly summarize the “secret” to enjoying living a fulfilling life in a few short words.” –Michael Koontz [Commenting at Google+ on Mending the broken pieces of me…]

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“I always enjoy your writing; makes me feel as though I’m there… a part of your story. I had to reshare.” –Yolanda Ocasio [Commenting at Google+ on Of beer mugs and broken teeth...]

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“Wow…damn good job, Dennis Lowery!” –James Mayes [Commenting at Google+ on the excerpt from Behind the Blue Door…]

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“I love it!” –Åsa Nilsson [Commenting at Google+ on The First Werewolf]

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“Profound words from Dennis Lowery , a great writer , check out more of his work if you can!” –Fay Handstock [Commenting at Google+ on A point of light in every soul]

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“Brilliant, Dennis Lowery. Your writing always leaves me wanting more! I too saved it to re-read later. Thank you for sharing it with us:))” –Rebecca Harden-Heick [Commenting at Google+ on The Candle…]

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“It was wonderful. Chilling and hauntingly beautiful… very Stephen King-esque. Right up my alley, being a huge Stephen King fan. I have goosebumps. Absolutely loved it.” –Bobbie Today [Commenting at Google+ on The Candle…]

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“Oh, wow… Very powerful… I felt so much compassion for the couple. And the intrigue of the supernatural, really gets you thinking. It really is an excellent story you wrote, Dennis .” –Margie Casados [Commenting at Google+ on The Candle…]

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“Great story!” –Susan Gabriel [Commenting at Google+ on The Candle…]

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“I love this. Thank you for sharing!” –Dawn Hart Jackson [Commenting at Google+ on The Candle…]

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“Poetic Justice. Love it! :)” –Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author [Commenting at Google+ on The Candle…]

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“Awesomeness! Love it, Dennis Lowery; as always… your work is amazing.” –Sherry Thompson [Commenting at Google+ on Towards the Light…]

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“Just amazing, Dennis, wow!” –Margie Casados [Commenting at Google+ on Towards the Light…]

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“Ummm…what a tease” –Lena Kindo-Kamara [Commenting at Google+ on The Black Orchid — Opening Scene]

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“I love erotic books, my Nook ereader is full of them…this is right up my alley….can’t wait :)).” –Bernice Joe [Commenting at Google+ on The Black Orchid — Opening Scene]

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“Do you have your books translated in Croatian maybe? I don’t understand every word of English but I can follow it and I think it’s great!” –Irena Udovicic, Croatia [Commenting at Google+ on The Black Orchid — Opening Scene]

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“Exceptional writing, very thought provoking! So full of heart felt feelings and  glorious hope. Dennis Lowery I love it and want to read more!” –Rebecca Harden-Heick [Commenting at Google+ on Towards the Light…]

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“I can’t tell you how excited and thrilled we are.  Everyone who has seen the book, including Ms. Betty White, is giving it rave reviews and all say the book is absolutely beautiful!” –Arlene U. [one of my clients via email about her book project.]

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“Good Morning Dennis. On purpose, I have reserved my free time today to walk through your posts. Based on experience; entering your pages is like the ‘quick walk’ you plan to take through the most beautiful garden you’ve ever come across. You enter… discover nostalgia, lose track of time, find the ‘never seen before,’ words that define what’s been unexplainable, their perspectives placed properly… and a bench to sit, and take it all in.” –Lena Kindo-Kamara [Commenting at Google+]

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“Wonderful (and strong) writing, Dennis.” –Michael Koontz [Commenting at Google+ on Towards the Light…]

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“This is very beautiful…thank you Sarah for sharing (see the comment immediately below) .” –Rochelle Cathey [Commenting at Google+ on Towards the Light…]

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“Magnificent. I can’t help but start my day feeling “light” and positive when I see a lovely piece by Dennis Lowery.” –Sarah Odendahl [Commenting at Google+ on Towards the Light… and sharing it with her circles and followers.]

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“You make life good Dennis Lowery and you do ‘bad’ some good, too!” –Lena Kindo-Kamara [Commenting at Google+ on my snarkier, irreverent, risque, writing.]

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“Ha! I like it!  and I can totally associate with this character. :-D” –Gnotic Pasta [Commenting at Google+ on Call me Bob…just Bob…]

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“I can’t tell you how much you inspire me. Your writing is so awesome. And I only hope more people get to experience your stories. Many many Thank you’s sent to you.”  :))) –Margie Casados [Commenting at Google+]

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“The opening is “something”!  You have a great imagination, I love it and chapter one.  You’re awesome!!”  [from a ghostwriting client who just received my opening scene and first chapter for their book project]

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AMAZON REVIEW of The Shade | Episodes One and Two – Shadowtrapped (click to read the full review)

“I enjoyed it so much that I read it twice.”

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 “This is the first story I read that you wrote. I’m sooo grateful because I have been introduced to the most amazing talent. I can read a story from you every day and never get tired, or I can read the same stories over and over again and never get bored… you must blow your own mind to be able to sit down with pen, paper and write such stories…so much greatness inside of you. That’s when you know a great writer when they can write a short story and captivate their audience.” –Bernice Joe [Commenting at Google+ on A Father and Daughter…]

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AMAZON REVIEWS of The Shade | Episodes One and Two – Shadowtrapped (click them to read the full review)

“Dark, tense and evocative”

“A must read…”

“Spooky”

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“I read this book, and I think Dennis Lowery is one of the best writers out there. The book is mysterious, intriguing, comical and it’s a page turner. You won’t be able to put it down. I’ve read other books by Dennis and they are all worth the time to read… I want more from this author, much more. Can’t wait. What an imagination and great characters… I will buy more of his books, that is definite.” –Yolanda Ocasio [Commenting at Google+ on The Shade series]

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“As a person who’s passionate about her reading, I would venture to say your writing is too good to be kept a secret, I’m excited, like a little girl who has a new doll…and just want to tell everyone. As a customer who enjoy’s your product; then it’s only right that I tell other’s so they will receive the same satisfaction… Don’t we want people around us to have the very best also! 🙂” –Bernice Joe [Commenting at Google+]

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“Just finished reading Father and Daughter, also Born Different, I got it. It’s all about love and the power of it. I enjoyed them very much. Are you planning to put together a series of short stories or poems , into a book? I think you should. Again Dennis, I love your writing and your stories. I also find them very comforting. Thank you, Dennis, for sharing your wonderful gift of writing.” –Yolanda Ocasio [Commenting at Google+]

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“Your work is wonderful , it’s not every day you connect with someone with such a creative talent, you have my greatest respect and admiration!” –Fay Handstock [Commenting at Google+]

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“This story is becoming very personal to me; it puts me in the moment. I feel as if I have developed a relationship not only with Rick Blackerd but each character. Each episode gives me something to look forward to as the mystery unfolds each month at a time…as I anxiously await … Don’t put restraints on your imagination, but let it run wild and free, keep writing…and writing…and writing…all the great stories that you do…” –Bernice Joe [Commenting at Google+ on The Shade series]

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[Referring to Lena Kindo-Kamara’s comment below] “Yes, he inspires me so. I love to read and visit his blog. I don’t know how Dennis Lowery would react to me saying this. But, I truly do admire his creative genius and ambition. Right now, I am currently writing a novel. And currently working with someone, contributing with personal creative collaboration on another book. It is a lot of work. And when I think of how much Dennis has done it encourages me to move forward. He really is awesome. :))” –Margie Casados [Commenting at Google+ on Love letters… from the girl back home]

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“Simply nostalgic! Dennis Lowery does have a way of evoking emotions. A very gifted man.” –Lena Lindo-Kamara [Commenting at Google+ on Love letters… from the girl back home]

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“I really enjoyed episode 2 of  The Shade. A story that is shaping up nicely and intriguingly as we go. I especially like the character design/personalities of the main character(s) and the seemingly vast and rich background history behind the present time events that you are letting us see at this point in time. It feels like a story with a wide open world waiting to unravel and not like running down a tight hallway. I’m already looking forward to reading episode 3 and beyond. –Michael Koontz [Commenting at Google+ on The Shade Episode Two]

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“OMG!!! Dennis Lowery Episode Two is SUPER SUPER GOOD! I’m so angry at you right now. How can you end a story like that. I’m just so involved… when I realized I was at the end… I almost PASSED OUT!!! The whole park scene was amazing, from beginning to end. Rick thought he was helping Walt, but realized he needs him just as much. Sometimes you think you meet a person for one reason, but you find out it’s for another. I love the Lydia Cybelle character, although I don’t like her… but she’s strong. I like Bree… so sisterly… a person who uses silence like a weapon or to make a point… reminds me so much of myself. Although I’m so angry at you right now… thanks for keeping us updated about Sara… my heart went out for her. I just want you to know that I really enjoyed it! :).” –Bernice Joe [Commenting at Google+ on The Shade Episode Two]

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“Excellent stuff, Dennis Lowery. Tight, tense and evocative. A couple of my favorite phrases: “He fell on his ass with his shadow squirming behind him in the early spring sun.” And… “I could feel the menace in her voice. It came out of my phone’s little speaker but it was like standing in front of one of those industrial freezers down at the Fulton Fish Market in the Bronx.” That made me smile. 🙂 And I love the cover. It matches the tone of the story.” –Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author [Commenting at Google+ on The Shade Episode Two]

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“Dennis, just finished reading part two of The Shade , I loved it, again you left me wanting more. What a great imagination , you are so talented. I was disappointed when I saw that part two ended, and I would have to wait till you shared the next part of the book. How soon will part three be released? You have become one of my favorite writers. Congratulations, you are so talented. Anxiously waiting for part three.” –Yolanda Ocasio [Commenting at Google+ on The Shade Episode Two]

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“I read this with pleasure, Dennis Lowery.” –Toma Eva [Commenting at Google+ on The Shade Episode Two]

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“This is “Bernice Joe and I approve this book” hahaha, I just couldn’t resist saying that:)) I just read Episode One… I really enjoyed it…Thank you:)” –Bernice Joe [Commenting at Google+ on The Shade | Episode One]

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“Cant wait to read episode 2. I really liked the first one, and you know Dennis, I am also enjoying the way you are publishing this book.” –Michael Koontz [Commenting at Google+ on The Shade | Episode One]

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“So beautifully expressed, Dennis Lowery. Thank you.” –Lesley Collier [Commenting at Google+]

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“Just finished The Shade [Episode One]. I just couldn’t get enough…” –Yolanda Ocasio [Commenting at Google+ on The Shade | Episode One]

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“Wish more people would understand this concept who aren’t themselves till getting approval from others. Nice words 🙂 Dennis Lowery” –Clare Patrick [Commenting at Google+ on About confidence…]

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Beautiful and on target as always.” –Sarah Odendahl [Commenting at Google+ on Dance in the window…]

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“I truly believe that my glass is half full. Thank you for such inspiring words. I found it beautiful, what you wrote. And I thank god every day, for my kids, husband, my mom and everyone else who I share my love with. You always inspire me Dennis Lowery. I always look forward to your posts. Thank you.” –Yolanda Ocasio [Commenting at Google+ on Everything is relative…]

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“Love it. I can fly… I will fly!” –Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author [Commenting at Google+ on To fly…]

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“You are a hot mess…loloool:)) you wrote about a sweet potato……and actually made the story appealing…omg:)” –Bernice Joe [Commenting at Google+ on Sweet… tragedy…]

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“I’m always in awe how you can look at a picture and come up with a story instantly…. Dennis Lowery you are so gifted!” –Bernice Joe [Commenting at Google+ on To fly…]

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“Just wonderful. Love love love!!!” –Sherry Thompson [Commenting at Google+ on To fly…]

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“I liked it yesterday …but it is improved , beautiful in fact!” –Fay Handstock [Commenting at Google+ on To fly…]

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“This certainly got my heart palpitating…” –Liza [Commenting on The House in the Woods…]

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“Thanks for the smile, Dennis Lowery.” –Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author [Commenting at Google+ on Where brave mean fear to tread…]

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“Lovely thoughts… :)” –Toma  Eva [Commenting at Google+ on Waiting…]

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“Awesome. You just made me feel younger. :)” –Pastiche Able [Commenting at Google+ on The Child… inside]

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“Dennis , just finished reading “The House in The Woods…” Left me wanting more. Please, please write more. You left me captivated by this story… You are a great writer.” –Yolanda Ocasio

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“I think you are an awesome man…doing what you love most. I like the way you express yourself. I can tell that you are a writer. Wishing you all the best in everything you write.. Where can I find your books, I also love to read. Dennis Lowery, you will become a GREAT writer. God bless…” –Yolanda Ocasio [Commenting at Google+]

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“You set my soul on fire!” –Lena Kindo-Kamara [Commenting at Google+ on The Child… inside]

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“Your writing ability is super amazing….captivating!” –Bernice Joe

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“Awesomeness, Dennis. Love it!” –Sherry Thompson [Commenting at Google+ on The House in the Woods…]

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“Very poetic and romantic, Dennis Lowery.” –Yolanda Ocasio [Commenting at Google+ on Waiting…]

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“I love it, Dennis Lowery!” –Susan Gabriel [Commenting at Google+ on The House in the Woods…]

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“I love your short story, it goes perfectly with the once beautiful house/school” –Sharon Stone [Commenting at Google+ on The House in the Woods…]

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“So gifted you are, Dennis Lowery. I love the shadow piece.. ~Watery light came through the windows making runny shadows on the floor. They spilled onto the only furniture in the room; a massive desk and a simple wooden chair that faced the windows and terrace.~ Wonderful creative writing.” –Margie Casados [Commenting at Google+ on The House in the Woods…]

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“More please…!” –Diane Carolyn [Commenting at Google+ on The House in the Woods…]

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“You really got me wanting for more. Will keep an eye on your stream.” –Winter Wardhani [Commenting at Google+ on The House in the Woods…]

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“Ditto, all the above.” –Renee McDaniel [Commenting at Google+ on The House in the Woods…]

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“As Renee McDaniel says, Ditto all the above.” Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author [Commenting at Google+ on The House in the Woods…]

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“Very poetic and romantic, Dennis Lowery.” –Yolanda Ocasio [Commenting at Google+ on Waiting]

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“I second what Fay Handstock said (below).” –Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author [Commenting at Google+ on The Shade | Episode One]

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“What an almighty talent you have Dennis Lowery! It’s got me hooked, the descriptions and analogies of the characters create wonderful pictures in my imagination .. dark , gritty and emotive.” –Fay Handstock, UK [Commenting at Google+ on The Shade | Episode One]

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Dennis Lowery, you write insightfully.” –Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author [Commenting at Google+ on an excerpt from The Shade | Episode Two]

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“I like it Dennis. Can hardly wait to read more.” –Mike Trani [Commenting at Google+ on The Shade | Episode One]

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“Great writing! I want more.” –Adam Lopez [Commenting at Google+ on an excerpt from The Shade | Episode Two]

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“Powerful, yet compassionate” –Vicki Tyley, Best Selling author [Commenting at Google+ on HURT Broken]

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“It did the same for me too, Dennis (referring to Kathy Rosson’s comment below this one). So beautifully written. I would like to share this if it’s alright.” –Leanne DeHope [Commenting at Facebook on HURT Broken]

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“Touched my heart. I had tears in my eyes after reading. Beautiful!” –Kathy Rosson [Commenting at Facebook on HURT Broken]

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Dennis Lowery is a silver tongued rascal that can make a woman’s clothes drop by his words alone. –Michelle Sicari [Commenting at Google+]

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Dennis Lowery is a great presence on the stream. If you haven’t already, circle him. –Alvin Stearns [Commenting at Google+. The stream he mentions is the social/engagement flow at Google+; circling means to follow posts and writing from specific people.]

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“I really enjoyed the Toward a Blood Red Sky excerpt. It’s the menacing undertow that really grabs me. So much more powerful than graphic horror, I think. I don’t give praise lightly, so please know that when I do it’s sincere. I think it’s the small details in your writing that bring your stories to life – that keen sense of observation you imbue your prose with. And I know I’m not the only one who thinks that.” –Vicki Tyley (Best Selling author), Australia [Commenting via email.]

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“How beautiful, if only more people could think like that!” –Fay Handstock [Commenting at Google+ on HURT Broken]

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“Love this…” –Renee McDaniel [Commenting at Google+ on Half…]

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“So many powerful messages tucked into your lines. I’m sharing it.” –Cilla Cantrel [Commenting at Google+ on Born different…]

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“I love it! :))” –Sherry Thompson [Commenting at Google+ on sharing Breathe deep…]

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“Enjoyed reading this Dennis Lowery “dare to be different” as they say.” –Carolyn Mandache [Commenting at Google+ on Born different…]

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“If you don’t follow Dennis Lowery you really should as he is a fantastic writer!” –Sarah Odendahl [Commenting at Google+]

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“Dennis Lowery it is more than I hoped for. Social commentary. Beautifully moving. I cried for the tree. Know who you are, be different, be happy with yourself, and your energy can affect the world. Thank you.” –Renee McDaniel [Commenting at Google+ on Born different…]

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“Great story!” –Susan Gabriel [Commenting at Google+ on Born different…]

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“Beautiful! Reading it took me way back to the reading rug in Ms. Cannon’s classroom. Short stories are still making things better. Again, thank you.” –Lena Kindo-Kamara [Commenting at Google+ on Born different…]

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“Loved it! Always looking for great authors.” –Rosalinda Huscher [Commenting at Google+ on Born different…]

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“Dennis Lowery, thank you for a wonderful story.” –Jim Nooney [Commenting at Google+ on Born different…]

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“An excellent piece…very thought-provoking. I look forward to Episode Two.” –Greg Lusé [Commenting on The Shade | Episode One]

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“Dennis Lowery never ceases to make me think when he writes and also find something to identify with.” –Sarah Odendahl [Commenting at G+]

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“I dont think I can hear the words “breathe deep” again without recalling this powerful image and your words.” –Renee McDaniel [Commenting at Google+ on Breathe deep…]

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“Very thoughtful, contemplative, self analytical… and something I concur with… the good things in life have depth, substance, feel, nuance… and, as you say, that includes things that touch our senses the most… including people… most of all! Thanks… Hope to keep touching and being touched by you here in the G+ world. Good stuff!” –Erik Andersen, Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia [Commenting at Google+ on Something more than a thread…]

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“Thank you Dennis, for sharing, and allowing us to re-share your poetry. Simply Beautiful Words. –Bobbie Today [Commenting at Google+ on Breathe deep…]

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“Dennis Lowery’s words touched me so much, I wanted to share them.” –Vicki Tyley (Best Selling author), Australia [Commenting at Google+ on Breathe deep…]

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“Qué hermoso! Respiremos profundo, sí.” –Elsa Bornay Delgado, Madrid, Spain [Commenting at Google+ on Breathe deep…]

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“Perfect marriage of words & image!” –Fay Handstock [Commenting at Google+ on Breathe deep…]

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“Beautiful…” –Charles Clark, Sr. [Commenting at Google+ on They follow the ships…]

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“You create an exciting atmosphere…” –Birgit Backlund-Palander [Commenting at Google+ after reading, The stairs moaned…]

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“Fans self…!” –Eric Johnson [Commenting at Google+ on Come with me…]

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“Awesome words thanks for sharing and you’re absolutely right.” –Jackelyn Tildesley [Commenting at Google+ A point of light in every soul…]

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“It definitely has a hook that makes the reader want to read more.” –Thomas Horton [Commenting at Google+ on the draft opening excerpt for The Forbidden Journals]

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“Fuuunny!” –Lena Kindo-Kamara [Commenting at Google+ onWe longed for something that wouldn’t come along for years…]

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“HAHA what surprising lines!! Fantastic!!” –Nina M [Commenting at Google+ on We longed for something that wouldn’t come along for years…]

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“Touching. I love the last line. Great work :)” –Krystyn Chong [Commenting at Google+ on A Father and Daughter]

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“Will send this link to my daughter, Tammy. Beautiful!” –Kathy Rosson [Commenting at Facebook on A Father and Daughter]

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“A beautifully written synopsis of the love between a father and his daughter….Well said and heart felt…it is simply love at its purest form.” –Jonnie de la Garza [Commenting at Facebook on A Father and Daughter]

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“This was simply so beautiful and awe-inspiring to read.” –Nina M [Commenting at Google+ on A Father and Daughter]

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“Have I said lately just how glad I am to be following you? Thank you for keeping me thinking.”  –Sarah Odendahl

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“Love this!” –Susan Gabriel [Commenting at Google+ on A Father and Daughter]

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“This is beautiful, Dennis! Your writing is amazing…captured my heart. :-)” –Bernice Joe [Commenting at Google+ on A Father and Daughter]

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“I absolutely love this!!!! SUPER Awesomeness!!! :-))))) Just perfect!” –Sherry Thompson [on reading the excerpt from Waiting for my Witch]

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“This was excellent short prose. I like it very much. I just emailed this off to a certain mother and daughter who I’m very sure will appreciate it too.” –Gnotic Pasta [Commenting at Google+ on A Father and Daughter]

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“I loved this and I will be looking for episode two.” –Kathy Rosson [Commenting at Facebook on The Shade | Episode One]

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“I love your stories. You should continue with this one! Ghost stories are in and I’m a big fan.” –Mica Johnston [Commenting at Google+ on a comment thread that led to an idea for a haunted house story to be called, The Ladies of the Pain]

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“I LOVE IT! –Sherry Thompson [Commenting on The Shade | Episode One and the cover concept for Episode Two ]

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“Delish! Rabid consumption for a bibliophiliac such as myself. At once engaging. Delighted to have discovered you. Now BIG FAN! Thank you. Better than most.” –KB [new subscriber to www.DennisLowery.com]

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“Totally fascinating… The part that got to me was the woman and her shadow.  I felt for her, wishing she could see more and live more. Not to give up. Her heart was broken… Love the whole concept of it. And it will be fascinating to see where this goes. I most definitely felt pulled into the story and it is creatively brilliant. It makes you also think about the nature of people. And what we really do see and see not only with our eyes. Thank you for sharing.” –Margie Casados [Commenting at Google+ on The Shade | Episode One]

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“OMG I love that, thank you.” –Natalie Van Veen [on reading the excerpt from Waiting for my Witch]

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“I just finished reading it and letting it sink in a little bit. It has a lot of potential, and is well written. I like the premise as well as the little glimpse we get of the people and the world and it´s history as well as in present day. A story well worth following to the end in my opinion.” –Michael Koontz [Commenting at Google+ on The Shade | Episode One]

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“Wise words. I wish someone had warned the younger version of myself. Now, I can warn my children as you have yours. Some lessons don’t require hands on experience. !” –Katye Faulkner [on reading About Being Good… to Others]

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“Are you watching my life? LOL. I swear you are always so on point. I really appreciate it!” –Sarah Odendahl [on reading The Fear of Rejection]

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“Sound advice to give ….especially to our younger generation. Oftentimes, it is a struggle but not without a fight to show how truly good can overcome. Thx for sharing your personal thoughts and journey of you and your daughter!” –Xiomara Johnson [on reading About Being Good… to Others]

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“It was an awesome read, for some reason a shiver runs down me… a tale with many twists. I love the way you used your words and took me into the scene.” –Pastiche Able [Commenting at Google+ on The Shade | Episode One]

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“You provided some much-needed encouragement today – to continue on our journey to create a forum for the people to speak up for peace.” –Susan Kay Thompson [Commenting via email on The Child… inside]

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“Amazing! All the makings for one of my 2013 Moments…that keeps the good outweighing the bad” –Lena Kindo-Kamara [on reading The Fairies Wishing Well at Google+]

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“Excellent read, love it… Truly brilliantly written, already I am intrigued where  this story is going to go” –Margie Casados [on reading the excerpt from Waiting for my Witch]

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“Thanks! I will re-share with those I love!” –Reggie Ron [on reading About Being Good… to Others]

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“Wow, I am reading it now … great stuff! You are indeed one talented author.” –Curtis Odom [on reading The Shade | Episode One]

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“Very good advice…” –Carolyn Mandache [on reading About Being Good… to Others at Google+]

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“I think you should do the novel of this. I’d buy it. Envy.” –Charles Smith [commenting via email after reading the flashfiction story, The First Werewolf]

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“Very very good…” –Dharam Pal [on reading About Being Good… to Others at Google+]

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“Wonderful read! Must reread and share!” –Mica Johnston [commenting on reading The Shade | Episode One]

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“Spot on as always…” –Sarah Odendahl [on reading About Being Good… to Others at Google+]

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“This is so awesome!! I am so glad that you got this spark! It was wonderful!! I very much want to know when the next part is ready!” –Michele Messenger [on reading The Shade | Episode One]

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“Wonderful, I love it!” –Jessica Van Cleef [on reading the excerpt from Waiting for my Witch]

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“Thank you so much this morning, Dennis, for the inspiration and exhortation. It’s good to hear and also even better if we put these truths to work in our lives. Thank you again for the great truths you bless us with. Hope you have a blessed and wonderful day sir.” –William Yarborough [on reading The Fear of Rejection at Google+]

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“Very true and touching…makes me yearn to experience something like that myself.” –Sarah Odendahl [commenting at Google+ on, Love letters… from the girl back home…]

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“I´m eagerly waiting to be able to buy this book.” –Birgit Backlund-Palander [commenting at Google+ on,  The Devil’s Writer]

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“This post really stopped me and my heart jumped. It is good for the heart to read all this – thank you so much!” –Birgit Backlund-Palander [commenting at Google+ on, Love letters… from the girl back home… ]

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“Excellent read.   I’ve many old letters.. some more precious than others.” –Gnotic Pasta [commenting at Google+ on, Love letters… from the girl back home…]

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“This is one book that I am intrested in reading. I don’t read much but this happened to really catch my attention fast as I read just the first line or two,and then could not stop until I got to the bottom.” –William Yarborough [commenting at Google+ on,  The Devil’s Writer]

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“I was so lucky to get some letters, I’m old fashioned. Thanks, your post brought back some nice  memories. I  have to admit that, few years ago, I found some of the letters my parents used to exchange, that was an awesome read.” –Kawthar Al Abdalla [commenting at Google+ on, Love letters… from the girl back home…]

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“Another talented piece of writing!” –Jim Zumwalt [subscriber to www.Dennis Lowery.com, commenting on, Toward a Blood Red Sky]

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“Perfect!” –Mica Johnston [on reading About Being Good… to Others at Google+]

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Beautiful! Enjoyed this so much…..you most definitely have a wonderful gift !!” –Sherry Thompson [Commenting at Google+ on the final version of, The Child… inside]

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Forbidden fruit! Out of order, younger, higher ranked, classic break up…all the makings for a steamy moment. –Lena Kindo-Kamara [Commenting at Google+ on, The Love Affair]

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“Wow. Just… wow. Love it.” –Michele Messenger [commenting on, Reading for pleasure…]

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“Beautiful writing, Dennis Lowery.” –PA [commenting on, Reading for pleasure…]

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Thank you for this brilliant post Dennis Lowery. –Nina M [commenting on, Failure… It’s often what leads to success]

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“hahahaha…. loved it!” –Michele Messenger [commenting on, The D’Inja]

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“Thank you, Dennis Lowery loved this…” –Isabella Veloso [commenting on, Failure… It’s often what leads to success]

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“A very good lesson….Thank you, Dennis.” –Mukesh Harbola [commenting on, Simple Worth ]

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“Great post, Dennis Lowery. Thanks. My #postoftheweekend 7-20-2013 and Shared.” –Denis Labelle [316,343 followers at Google+ commenting on, Failure… It’s often what leads to success]

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“Awesome read, Dennis Lowery.” –PA [commenting on, Simple Worth ]

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Loved this, Dennis. And hopefully, all of us have been some kind of good hearted super hero during our lifetime. 🙂”  –Michael Koontz [Commenting at Google+ on, I liked Captain America but… I was Iron Man]

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Made my morning…Thank you, Dennis Lowery!”  –Lena Kindo-Kamara [Commenting at Google+ on, I liked Captain America but… I was Iron Man]

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“Great way to start the day with a chuckle!” –Jim Zumwalt [subscriber to www.Dennis Lowery.com, commenting on, Cruel Fate]

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Thank you so much for sharing Dennis Lowery and for all you have said!! This is all so very true my friend! You have an amazing gift with words!! 🙂 –Sherry Thompson [Commenting at Google+ on the rough draft of, The Child… inside]

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I like this a lot. I like how everything in his world was “Half” and how even though the shop where he worked was half sized, they were viewed by him as painted hopeful. Even the observation of the coming & going of people were perceived as half-hearted. To me, the walls are symbolic because of his perception of them. As if he compared everything to them. I’d like to even say that these very walls were the ones he created in his mind, thoughts that reflect something more wholesome. I think your story matches the image quite well.  I think he realizes that the half way street might only seem half way. I believe that the reality of the hopeful colored walls becomes clear to him, and he decides to no longer only live in his head, but instead convey those thoughts into action…..& the journey begins. Nice read my friend. I hope my own interpretation wasn’t too much or lengthy. Thank you. CD [Commenting at Google+ on,  Half…]

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Huge thanks to you for the great post Dennis Lowery. –Linda Anani [commenting at LinkedIn on, Dennis Lowery’s speech given in Muscat, Oman.]

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“Dennis Lowery, your writing is so creative and original. Truly you inspire. Thank you. :-).” –Margie Casados [Commenting at Google+ on his posts/contributions]

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Very nice creative writing. I really like this paragraph:“Her smile broadens with just a hint of sharp teeth at the corners. It is a sweet smile just the same and she knows how fetching she is. How innocently child-like. She also knows her hunger will soon be appeased and thirst slaked.” I was really pulled into the scene at that point. Seems as if behind the door has been her prison. I can’t wait to find out your conclusion. Thanks for sharing! CD [commenting on the development of, Behind the Blue Door]

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“You have beautifully explained Muscat. It is an oasis in the desert, in a chaotic world a peaceful haven. In the rat race for modernisation yet maintaining the traditional way of life. Surrounded by mountains that make way for beautiful wadi’s, white sand beaches to golden to burgundy sands of deserts. A city of peace ruled by wise leadership.” –PA [commenting on Dennis Lowery’s speech given in Muscat, Oman for the launch of Mirabella and the Pearl of Chulothe.]

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I particularly agree with your statement that as human beings we are basically more alike than different…we are all cut from the same cloth at heart. Nicely written piece.” –Lawrence Kreger [commenting at Google+ on, The most powerful force | Words and Stories]

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“Yes I love it. So cool… I love mysteries!!! The suspense you created … awesome. Thanks!” Dixie Jensen Brown [commenting at Google+ on the development of, Behind the Blue Door]

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A wonderfully written blog with an intense vocabulary driven by passion to reveal the true value of life that can sometimes become an illusion. Pasti A [commenting at Google+ on In this Kingdom of Illusions]

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I enjoyed that Dennis Lowery! I personally enjoy reading more than movies because your words with this simple yet beautiful image help my mind to create imagery in my head that no movie can come close to.” –Sarah Odendahl [commenting at Google+ on, Behind the Blue Door]

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“I actually look forward to these posts. It is like taking a break for a snack of humor or deep thought! Keep it up!” –Jim Zumwalt [subscriber to www.Dennis Lowery.com, commenting on, My dog ate my story notes… (almost)]

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“Our curiosity is aroused. Now you have my full attention.”  –Dixie Brown [commenting at Google+ in anticipation of the upcoming posting about, Behind the Blue Door]

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“Thank you. Very nice how you are able to write a story based on a picture that makes sense and has a lot of meaning and truth in it.”  –Claude Robinson [Commenting at Google+ on  Half…]

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“Speechless, and Sitting in Silence. Some writers are so awesome. Dennis Lowery truly inspires.” –Margie Casados [Commenting at Google+ on, The moments and places that make you feel…]

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“Beautiful words…” –Lena Kindo-Kamara [Commenting at Google+ on, The moments and places that make you feel…]

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“I think you are the coolest of cool! The way you compose your stories, I can tell that you possess that certain feeling for beauty that life has to offer…”  –Chadya Elouazzani [comment about posts, articles and writing at www.DennisLowery.com sent via email and LinkedIn]

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“Good reflections! You’ve got a great talent there. –James G. Zumwalt, author of: Bare Feet, Iron Will ~ Stories from the other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields, Living the Juche Lie | North Korea’s Kim Dynasty, and DOOMSDAY: Iran ~ The Clock is Ticking. [subscriber commenting via email on, Those were the days… my friend.]

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“Beautiful! Really touched my heart.” –G. Breman [subscriber commenting via email on, The Words that make us…]

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“Very beautiful..  you can really feel the sensitivity in your writings. Your words truly touch deeply.” –Margie Casados [Commenting at G+ on, The Words that make us…]

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“Very beautiful words, I liked it very much.” –Dorma Wiggins [Commenting at G+ on The Words that make us…]

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“Well written and well put, Dennis!” –Michael Koontz [Commenting at G+ on, A Ring… to bind them?]

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“I enjoyed the Mirabella book so much it was hard to put down once I started reading it. I look forward to reading other books you have written or published. Thanks a lot.” –Kathy Rosson [posted on Facebook]

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“This was a really well thought out book, I loved the characters and the plot. I loved the little fantasy elements that opened up amazing avenues in the book, with talking animals, talking books and all sorts of other delights. Highly recommended. Reminded me a little of the Harry Potter books – but without the magic, and maybe also of the Spiderwick Chronicles – but without the freaky creatures.” –Buddy [Review of Mirabella and the Pearl of Chulothe]

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Thank you. I truly enjoy your creativity in the written word. And find your writing very inspiring. –Margie Casados [commenting at Google+ on posts and articles from Dennis Lowery]

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“Your posts embrace universality, and address the human condition as it is. We all need to strive to go that extra mile. One of things, I enjoy while reading your posts, is that you show no reluctance in revealing innermost thoughts. The sense of realism is also present,yet with a seemingly effortless way.” [subscriber commenting at Google+ on the post: Oxygen mask…]

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“Excellent, as usual Dennis Lowery!” –Pietro Montevecchio [commenting at G+ on, Night Descending]

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“The estimable Dennis Lowery has brought forth a host of thoughts in this poignant and eloquent post. It’s masterfully written, and thought provoking.” –Linda A. [subscriber commenting on the post: Not everyone understands honesty… but everyone understands punishment]

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“I love your posts and shared the one I especially loved from the airport, The D’Inja, with my husband – we had such a good laugh! It was hilarious.” –GB [subscriber]

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“Tremendously enjoy reading all  the stories  you share with us Dennis Lowery. Especially liked tone and setting in this story.” -NMJ [On reading the flashfiction piece, A Tale Lost at Sea…]

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“I wanted to thank you for the beautiful posts you wrote recently. They stay with me for a long time. I hear the words in my heart and always amazed at their timing, with things that happen in my life. It gives me strength. Please keep inspiring us all.” –Galit Breman

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“Mesmerising…” –Nina M [on reading an excerpt from The Forbidden Journal]

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“First off, I love the cover. Again your descriptions here were amazing! I don’t know how you do it. It made me feel like I was in the main character’s body. I like how you use more complex language in this piece. And the descriptions are really realistic. Nice job!!!!!!!!!!” –Adrianne Avery [about The First Werewolf]

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“Dennis is a highly skilled writer, editor, and mentor. He believed in me and my book KH601 from the beginning and helped me make an idea and dream become a reality. More importantly Dennis helped me capture and record some of the most important aspects of my career in the Central Intelligence Agency and my life on paper. For this I will be forever grateful.” –Richard Irwin

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“Finally, the world is getting to know what we’ve already known all this time . . . that Dennis Lowery has quite the imagination  . . oh, and he can write !!!” –Dulce Fazel, Esq.

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“I like it!!! You have me hooked. The descriptions aren’t overwhelming. The dialogue seems realistic and I could see this becoming a novel soon. Nice job on this piece!!!” –Adrianne Avery [about reading an excerpt from an early part of The Devil’s Writer]

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“I’ve had the good fortune for the past five years to work closely with Dennis on several different book projects. He is a highly skilled writer and editor and showed unequaled patience when answering the mountain of any questions I presented him on a regular basis. I know I was not his only client, and was impressed by his management ability to work with other clients but to ensure my projects kept moving forward so as to meet the agreed upon deadline and deliverable date. He is the consummate professional whose attention to detail and work ethic is beyond reproach. I continue to work with Dennis on other projects and highly recommend him!”– Greg Slavonic, Rear Admiral (Ret.), US Navy, Senior Executive | Communications & Public Relations | Marketing | Public Speaker

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“First let me say that I just heard about your stories recently, so I wanted to check them out. This story was utterly captivating. I felt as though your choice of words and the way your character was made throughout this piece was extraordinary. I will read some of your other works, and I love the concept of werewolves themselves, so I enjoyed reading this very much! You’re a very talented writer!” -Brianna Wilkie [about The First Werewolf]

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“This is the first essay I read on Figment.com aside from the typical story variety, and to be completely honest, you have a really amazing talent for weaving inspiration with your words. I’m sure your daughters appreciate the beautiful message you put together for them. I really enjoyed the rawness in your tone throughout this essay. It was heartfelt and captured the message with a polished simplicity that is very rare in writers today. I really appreciated that aspect of your writing. The only critique I have is that I have nothing negative to critique about! And I guess that’s a good thing! Overall, bravo! I honestly enjoyed this, and I hope to read more of your writings and stories.” :)))))) –Miss J. [on reading About Being Good… to Others]

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“I really need to take this to heart. I tend to blindly believe everyone is good and I’ve been burned a good few times because of it. I enjoyed reading this. It is wise.” –NJ [on reading About Being Good… to Others]

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“This is a very nice beginning. Each sentence helped to evoke an overall emotion. I can definitely see how you show and not tell. Great work!” -Annie W. [about reading an excerpt from an early part of The Devil’s Writer]

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“’The moon mocked his baldness even more than the girls in the village.’ –> LOL. That made me laugh. Great story! Especially the irony at the end, how it was his personality the girls didn’t like, not his baldness. Nicely done -Nyan C. [about The First Werewolf]

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“Working with Dennis Lowery has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my professional career. He can do it all, and make it look easy. He has all the skills and attributes needed to help his clients succeed. He is so easy to work with and always delivers great results. Dennis should be on everyone’s speed dial.”– Kerry Kachejian, President & CEO, Bold Solutions, LLC

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“I just read the book Sky High. I found this book to be very inspirational for me. I can’t wait to order this book for not only my daughter but also my granddaughter who will both benefit from this wonderful book.”– Kathy Rosson

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“This is a really cool story. I found it interesting and intriguing, and your writing was full of imagery that really helped to set the mood and scene. It was a really cool take on the story of werewolves. Really nice work! 🙂 – WB [about The First Werewolf]

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“You write very well. I can tell your message is heartfelt and sincere (as I would hope, considering your intended audience), and I applaud you for letting that show through your writing.” –SC. [on reading About Being Good… to Others]

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“Very interesting little piece of flash fiction [A tale Lost At Sea…]. I enjoyed this very much. I was very pleased to find no grammar errors in this, and the diction and syntax were fantastic. It’s nice to read a story from the hand of a professional writer!”– Heidi L.

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“I enjoyed the Mirabella book so much it was hard to put down once I started reading it. I look forward to reading other books you have written or published. Thanks a lot.”– Kathy Rosson, posted on Facebook

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“We just love the book…. you did such a fantastic job! Larry is taking it to his office to show his staff – he is absolutely thrilled.”– A. Schlesinger

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“This is a very impressive piece and I’d be very willing to read more when or if there will be more to the story! Good Job!” -Liam P. [about reading an excerpt from an early part of The Devil’s Writer]

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“Dennis is highly competent, expert editor and writer, exhibits excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. His creativity is unprecedented and noteworthy.”– Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris, Director, Center for Women Veterans at Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Major General, USAF (Retired)

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“Thank you, thank you, thank you. The book is absolutely fabulous and we just love your work!!!”– Arlene U.

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“Great advice and beautifully written.” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others...’ at www.DennisLowery.com]- Marguerita M., posted at Goggle+

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“I love what you shared here. Beautiful words and how true.” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com]- Mylah N., posted at Goggle+

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“Good hearted people need to read this.” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others...’ at www.DennisLowery.com]- Rebecca W., on Facebook

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“How moving… and what pearls of wisdom in this…” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others...’ at www.DennisLowery.com]- Linda A.

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“I will share this with many that need that understanding. Well written… this is a life lesson. [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’]- JD, on Facebook

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“I liked that little excerpt [from The Devil’s Writer] very much Dennis; A story with a promise to entertain and captivate.”– Michael Koontz

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“Dennis Lowery, your eloquent and poignant writing, your words, personify the concept of the ‘butterfly effect’ for we are affected by the world around us as much it is affected by us. Such words can only come from a creative soul; so sensitive and able to sense the effects, and strong enough to be able to transform them into some cohesive form. Kudos to you Dennis!! And thank you so much for stringing the lines you so beautifully dotted.”– Nina M.

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“It has a Fitzgerald’s story line feel to it… Irony. How wonderful. I love this story.” [Regarding ‘Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun’]- Vicky Klopp

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“He tells his story with such compassion that one really feels that he is sitting with you, telling his story.”– Vicki Hubbert

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“Excellent short story. Your writing style reminds me of my favorite short story author–O’Henry!” [comment upon reading, “Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun”]- Jim Zumwalt

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“Very nice writing!” [comment upon reading, “Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun”]- Alexander M.

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“Let There Be Light | Creating a Life Worth Living is wonderfully written!”– Rod Merritt

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“I very much enjoyed reading your little Halloween story” [Excerpt from ‘Waiting on my Witch’]- Mike S

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“I still look forward to reading your writings every day.”– All the best, Kelly W

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“Your, ‘What Wasn’t There…’ is absolutely beautiful… quite lovely and honest”– JM, Connecticut

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“Thank you so much, Dennis! Thank you for sharing with us your wonderful gift for writing!!”– L. DeHope

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“Well written and full of good information.”– Richard R.

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“I do have to say your work is very impressive. You know what you are doing.”– Rob M

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“A really good read with a crisp narrative style…”– S. Barton

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“Interesting and suspenseful. I really enjoyed reading this book. It kept my attention, I can’t want for the next one!”– Cindy Chaney

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“Nicely written, anecdotal, and peppered with humor and photos…”– HRC

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“It was great how the reader could go through the whole life of the main character. I didn’t want the book to end…”– SG

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“The Dripping Sound” is Absolutely Terrific!!! The writing captured and lured me as Alfred Hitchcock would have.”– Jaye M.

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“Adducent is a top-notch, first class organization which I would highly recommend to another who may have an interest in publishing a book. I’ve used this company in publishing two books and they were most helpful in helping me navigate through the many obstacles in book publishing.”– Rear Adm. Greg Slavonic, USN (Ret), Principal Leader, Strategic Communications & Public Affairs at Computer Sciences Corporation

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“The author has not only created a wonderful mix of fact and fiction, he has created characters that are very believable. It makes you believe the characters in the story are real. Usually this is the part of stories that are missing. The story line is great but the characters are flat. Not so with this one.”

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“Fantastic writing. Captivating. A book for all ages, you do not get much of those! Cannot wait for the next one.”– Miemie

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[To Dennis Lowery] “I shared your website for I think you are an amazing writer!”– Ana C

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“A great and indeed agonizing story of a young girl who experiences life changing events in a short period of time. Evil meets good face to face. This novel was surprising, captivating and brilliantly written.”– Tutu

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“Talent and skill is developed over time and must be nurtured by those who have an eye to see what others miss. Dennis M. Lowery is a gifted, insightful and talented artist, who is able to listen and can hear what is intended (a rare skill) and has the writing talent to create masterpieces out of fragmented ideas. Thanks, Dennis, for sharing your gifts with the world.”– Dr. Demetrius S. Carolina, Sr.

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“Intriguing and draws you in. Love it!”– Leanne D.

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“Love it!”– Patsy D

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“This book is right up my alley. I’ve had so many jobs that I tried to make my life/ career. I never felt fulfilled. I felt there was always something missing. It might be hard to follow the path of your talent/dream but you’re going to have to work hard no matter what you choose. So why not choose what’s going to make you happy & fulfilled. What you truly are. You just have to find what it is.”– Rebecca W.

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“I realize you probably get hundreds of email messages, and I don’t expect mine to stand out any more than anyone else’s would. Your writing, on the other hand, seems to have come into my life at just the right moment. I’ve just read “Of A Death…and A Life”, and while I know they weren’t, your words could have been written for me.”

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“Honestly, your writings are written so well and so personally that I’ve never been drawn in by what someone has had to say so much in my life.”– Anonymous Reader

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“You guys ROCK!!!”– Cherie R

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“After reading through this draft I am truly overwhelmed with gratitude for such a meaningful quality product. I believe this book will be a blessing for many people for years to come.”– Ghostwriting Client (name withheld due to confidentiality agreement)

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“Linda and I are thankful to Dennis Lowery and his firm’s superb services that enabled us to reach our publication goal—June 4, 2011, the 53rd anniversary of my graduation from the Naval Academy.”– Frank Gamboa, Captain, USN (Retired)

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“I would like to express my deepest appreciation for the unwavering support of my publisher, and friend, Dennis who created an environment in which I was able to explore without boundaries both the idea and practice of becoming a published author. His steady hand, sense of humor, and perspective on life as a Navy veteran were a match for my style from day one. Thank you, Dennis for your partnership, mentoring, and coaching through one of the most challenging years of my career. You inspired me to live and write with the Navy core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.”- Dr. Curtis L. Odom, Ed.D.

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“A special thanks to Dennis Lowery. Thank you for your support and guidance through this project; you have helped me make this dream a reality.”– Carisa Bisagno

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“My appreciation and thanks also go to Adducent (under their Fortis publishing imprint) for giving an unpublished writer a chance and for the editorial and administrative support they provided.”– Bud Durand

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“To the team at Adducent who carried out my vision, particular president (and senior editor) Dennis Lowery. His patience, wisdom, insight and experience helped me navigate the many hurdles in publishing a book. His entire team was a pleasure to work with and always available to answer any question or concern which arose along this journey.”– Greg Slavonic, Rear Admiral, USN (Retired)

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“And finally, big thanks to Dennis Lowery, who helped to gel the story, and stitch it all together. Without his guidance, this project would never have been finalized.”– Barbara Benke

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“Dennis Lowery encouraged me to complete the book and provided invaluable editing assistance and guidance in navigating the vast oceans of the world of publishing.”– Hank McKinney, Rear Admiral, USN (Retired)

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“Dennis Lowery showed me how to get the project across the goal line. Without him, my book may not have been published.”– Kerry C. Kachejian

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“You believed in me and my book from the beginning and helped me make an idea and dream become a reality. More importantly you helped me capture and record some of the most important aspects of my career in the CIA and life on paper. For this I will be forever grateful.”– Richard G. Irwin (retired CIA Agent)

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“I could not have written this book without the advice and support of Dennis. I was consistently amazed by his advice, writing creativity, and ability to describe situations with clarity and simplicity. I have great respect and admiration for him. He is a Superstar!”– Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris, Major General, USAF (Retired)

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“While writing a book is often a constant journey of starts and stops, Dennis provided the motivation and expertise to get me over my last “stop.” Dennis, understanding the importance of the message the book contained, pressed me to get it out—and provided the ultimate vehicle for my doing so.”– James G. Zumwalt

 

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