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Geoffrey Girard

Born in Germany, raised in New Jersey, and currently living in Ohio, Geoffrey Girard graduated from Washington College with a literature degree and worked as an advertising copywriter and marketing manager before becoming a high school English teacher. He is currently the English department chair at a private boy’s school in Ohio and is a Masters candidate in creative writing at Miami University of Ohio. Visit him online at GeoffreyGirard.com.
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Geoffrey Girard explains Cain’s Blood

Geoffrey Girard, author of Cain’s Blood and Project Cain, talks about the inspiration for the adult and young adult novels and how he explored nature vs. nurture in them.

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Hemingway once wrote, 'The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.' I agree with the second part.

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Read more. And, read mostly outside your genre.

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. John Irving, Chuck Palahniuk, Tom Wolfe, Ray Bradbury, David Foster Wallace, Norman Mailer, Douglas Clegg, Robert B. Parker, Alexandre Dumas, James Joyce, Kurt Vonnegut, Ernest Hemingway, Robert E. Howard



Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. Did that really happen? (All too often: Yes)

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving

Shadowland - Peter Straub

Dubliners- James Joyce

In Cold Blood - Truman Capote

The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand

1984 - George Orwell

[And 10+ more... like being asked to pick your favorite son]

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