The fiction writer’s task is to choose the most telling moments of a lifetime, and so probe and distill and dramatize those moments that each becomes palpable to the reader, by which experience we, the reader, will not only feel but ultimately know another life. We will know, through a collusion of the writer’s words and our own imagination, what we can never know in the flesh. We will know what it is like to live inside the skin and inside the heart of another human being. 

If in real life we must each be separate and alone, we can, through good writing, while immersed in the solitary act of reading, merge our consciousness with another’s.

 

 All artistic disciplines allow their audiences to eavesdrop on the experiences of others, but only fiction writing closes the distance between observer and participant, brings them not only together, puts them not merely face to face, but takes them deep inside each other. 

~  Randall Silvis

The fiction writer’s task is to choose the most telling moments of a lifetime, and so probe and distill and dramatize those moments that each becomes palpable to the reader, by which experience we, the reader, will not only feel but ultimately know another life. We will know, through a collusion of the writer’s words and our own imagination, what we can never know in the flesh. We will know what it is like to live inside the skin and inside the heart of another human being. 

If in real life we must each be separate and alone, we can, through good writing, while immersed in the solitary act of reading, merge our consciousness with another’s.

 

 All artistic disciplines allow their audiences to eavesdrop on the experiences of others, but only fiction writing closes the distance between observer and participant, brings them not only together, puts them not merely face to face, but takes them deep inside each other. 

~  Randall Silvis

"Well-crafted prose, smart dialogue, and complex characters create a chilling thriller."  ~ Mary Burton, New York Times and USA Today best selling author 

In the highly-anticipated fourth installment in his critically-acclaimed series, Randall Silvis returns with a case that might break Ryan DeMarco for good.

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In the highly-anticipated fourth installment in his critically-acclaimed series, Randall Silvis returns with a case that might break Ryan DeMarco for good.

LAUNCHES TODAY!

"Well-crafted prose, smart dialogue, and complex characters create a chilling thriller."  ~ Mary Burton, New York Times and

USA Today best selling author 

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