Athol Dickson

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Athol Dickson is the publisher of the popular news website,, and the author of seven novels and the bestselling memoir, The Gospel according to Moses. His novels of suspense and magical realism have been honored with three Christy Awards and an Audie Award, and compared to the work of Octavia Butler (by Publisher’s Weekly) and Flannery O’Connor (by The New York Times). He and his wife live in Southern California.

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My Life in 8 Words

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Athol Dickson
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Do to others what you would want them to do to you.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. A long marriage to a woman I do not deserve.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. If I knew the answer to that question, I wouldn't overuse them.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Loyalty, I suppose.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Is reading too obvious? After that, boating. Then driving in the country.