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INVASIVE by Chuck Wendig

Or “How I Learned to Start Worrying and Fear Hockey Pucks” So I finished INVASIVE within 48 hours of starting it. I highly recommend doing this. It’s not that the book is so good as to warrant dangerously speedy devouring. … Continue reading

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FRONTLINES by Michael Grant

Before I begin the post about this jarringly good book, I do have to admit that I’ve read nearly every word Michael Grant and his wife Katherine Applegate have written since I was about 9 years old, and loved the lot. … Continue reading

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A Natural History of Dragons

I don’t review books very often anymore. I could politely lie and say it’s because the life of a published author is busy, but my Youtube history would soundly refute that statement. The truth of it is that I haven’t … Continue reading

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SQUARRIORS Review (Alternate Title: Reclusive Writer Pummels You With Awesome)

It has been many, many days since I have been moved by a book so strongly that it compels me to recommend it—or wave it in front of people’s faces like a deranged maniac praising its awesomeness. I’m not really … Continue reading

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Life Imitates Art Imitates Life

  ‘Write what you know’ is perhaps one of the oft most parroted lines of writing advice from those who rarely write. It’s not strictly bad advice, but it is somewhat limiting, wouldn’t you say? It can—and has—been interpreted as … Continue reading

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Sorta Like Legos

Hello, Dear Reader. Welcome back. Well, unless you’re a new reader, Dear Reader. And let’s face it, you’re likely new. In which case, welcome. For those not in the know, I’m Ian Hiatt. I know, the www.ianhiatt.com thing probably threw … Continue reading

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Behold the Ultimate Writing Desk

Yes. That is correct, dear reader. The super awesome Ultimate Writing Desk was finally finished this past week after months of intensive labor, profanity, and a handful of boo-boos remedied with more profanity. Now, this is not the desk’s final … Continue reading

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The Hiatt Home Garden Part 1

So, I’ve had many requests to show off my new house. While I think it’d be creepy to give you this full tour of my home (there are many Hiatt Groupies out there…right…?), I want to give you guys something. … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Time Suck

This is the rough draft of my office. In my new home. Yes. I’m a homeowner. I know, I’m scared, too. Can you imagine that people–intelligent, well paid people–believe I’m capable of caring for a whole building? But it means … Continue reading

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Road trips and the Warm N’ Fuzzy

Oh, yes. I’m well aware that I’ve been a silent lil bugger for some time now. I wish I could say it’s because I’ve been churning out novel after novel, but the truth is I’ve been working on various projects … Continue reading

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