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It took forever, but those that were waiting for CONSIDER THE NIGHT on Amazon or B & N as an eBook can now download a copy in seconds! Just hit either link and  be reading within minutes. Thanks for your support!

AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Consider-Night-Paul-Maurer/dp/1304772152/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400206259&sr=8-1&keywords=consider+the+night+paul+c+maurer

BARNES & NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/consider-the-night-paul-maurer/1119344660?ean=9781304772152

First Review on Amazon:

By Nancy M. on May 16, 2014

Format: Paperback

I couldn’t put this book down. It is a “must read” for anyone who has trouble expressing emotions. Held my interest from the first page to the last.

 

Thanks Nancy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

My new novel, CONSIDER THE NIGHT, has just been released by Lulu Press and is available in either a print or eBook version! The book is based in Wisconsin and chronicles the life struggles of an aging veteran and his loss of faith in mankind. Against his will he is methodically drawn back into a world that has long passed him by and forced to confront his demons. CONSIDER THE NIGHT weaves family dysfunction, post-traumatic stress disorder, cultural and sexual biases, and a man’s search for meaning into a riveting commentary on the power of forgiveness. Just click on the book cover below for the version you prefer. Thanks for taking a look and don’t be afraid to spread the word to your book-reading friends! CONSIDER THE NIGHT will soon be available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The first chapter is available on the left if you want a sneak peak.

Thanks!

Paul

 

PRINT/BOOK version

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E BOOK version

E-BOOK VERSION

Quoted in Runner’s World!

Posted: September 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

Yesterday I was quoted for Runner’s World motivational quote of the day! The quote was from a 2006 novel I wrote entitled, The Gift – A Runner’s Story. The book itself was my first stab at writing and it shows. But…it was cool to have some of my old words come back seven years later. Thanks Runner’s World!

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I Googled the quote and found the “full” excerpt used in many places including personal blogs, running clubs, running races, Facebook pages etc. Who woulds thunk? Below is the full quote:

“Running isn’t a sport for pretty boys…It’s about the sweat in your hair and the blisters on your feet. Its the frozen spit on your chin and the nausea in your gut. It’s about throbbing calves and cramps at midnight that are strong enough to wake the dead. It’s about getting out the door and running when the rest of the world is only dreaming about having the passion that you need to live each and every day with. It’s about being on a lonely road and running like a champion even when there’s not a single soul in sight to cheer you on. Running is all about having the desire to train and persevere until every fiber in your legs, mind, and heart is turned to steel. And when you’ve finally forged hard enough, you will have become the best runner you can be. And that’s all that you can ask for.”

“Always be closing?”

Posted: May 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

Anybody remember the movie Glengarry Glen Ross? If you do you’ll recognize the title of this post as the key phrase of the movie. So what about it? It turns out writing’s mirror image is “Always be re-writing”. My next story, CONSIDER THE NIGHT, revolves around a suicidal Vietnam veteran who struggles with hallucinations and flashbacks as he attempts to reconcile with an estranged son dying of cancer. A year ago I thought the work to be complete, but through personal reflection and professional feedback, the story is in its third or fourth revision. Chopping, inserting, and deleting words has become a nightly occurence as I improve the story and make it all it can be. Although frustrating and at times numbing, the result is worth all of the effort no matter where the final version ends up (on an editors or agent’s floor or on the rack of a local bookstore). Nothing wrong with hard work when you are doing something that you love. Which I guess right now is re-writing my re-writes, re-writes.

Sigh. Oh well, no matter what it beats watching reruns of the toothless on Swamp People.

***** (5 stars)

A very interesting read.

This book is a great read. It is not the typical high school drama that a lot of young adult novels are. There are many heavy themes (friendship, bullying, love, self discovery, etc) that are explored, but in a way that does not think for the reader. Ultimately this book takes all its characters, the most flawed or “perfect”, and explores them in a way that humanizes each one. Read this book, its thoughtful, intense and honest.

Thanks kind reader!