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Something About Me and My Book:
I've been writing for 10 years. My first efforts were a series of poems and a collection of short-stories which I plan to market separately.

Currently, I am working on marketing and selling two novels. One is an action/adventure story, called 'Pen Prey'.

The other is an occult themed crime novel called, 'Kiss of Deception'.

I like to take familiar stories and turn them on their heads and present them as brand-new, originals concepts.This is the reason I chose Pen_duelr as my pen name. Because it is derived from 'Le Pendu', an upside down, symbolic icon. (See my blog #1: Origin of Pen_duelr.)

Though some of my stories are flights of fantasy, most of them are grounded on a believable reality. Consequently, I research my ideas as this helps me to craft a stronger, more realistic story.

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Word Stems & Word Stems...the A's

Word Stems

When we say we are writers, what do we mean? For that matter what are words? We may say they are a collection of letters grouped in cohesive form that convey a meaning.

But, that only tells us the obvious.

Letters and the words that result from the use of them are more. They are guttural outcries, grunts and groans - controlled inhalations / exhalations of life-sustaining air manipulated by the throat, tongue and lips that we have all agreed… Continue

Posted on January 2, 2010 at 12:00pm

The Origin of Pen_duelr

The Origin of Pen_duelr

As I thought about a fitting pen name, I happened across a web site and read an interesting story:

According to Nordic mythology when Odin chief of their gods decided to invade another land, he first decided to hang upside down from a tree limb.

Why would he do this, you… Continue

Posted on December 30, 2009 at 4:30pm

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At 7:35pm on December 8, 2011, Fernando Sobenes said…

Hello pen_duelr. My name is Fernando Sobenes and I want to invite you to read the prologue and the first two chapters of my novel: "The Evil Visitor" in my blog The Evil Visitor

Also you can watch the book trailer.

Best regards,


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At 10:31pm on December 29, 2009, John Kremer said…
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