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November 10, 2008

GEORGE D. SHUMAN: Author of Thriller Books Part 2

LAUREL MOUNTAIN BOROUGH NEWSLETTER

GEORGE D. SHUMAN: Author of Thriller Books Part 2

 

George D. Shuman, author of the murder mystery “18 Seconds,” had his second book in the mystery series released August 7, 2007, and his third, “Lost Girls,” in August, 2008. Check your bookstores or local library to read these books. In honor of his work, the Beanery Writers Online Literary Magazine is reposting a two-part article on Shuman.
Shuman, a twenty-year veteran of the Washington D. C. Metropolitan Police Force, said he would have been a writer no matter what his career was.
“18 Seconds” is his first published book. He talked with members of the Beanery Writers Group at their first anniversary meeting March 9, 2007, about his books and his writing process.
Today’s post is on Shuman’s book, “18 Seconds.” Click on GEORGE D. SHUMAN: Author of “18 SECONDS” & “LAST BREATH” Part 1  to read Part 1 of this article, written about his Background and his Writing Process.

THE BOOK
He chose the boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey, as the “place” for “18 Seconds.”
“I was thinking about the boardwalk. I’ll never forget walking the boardwalk,” he said. “Where you’re beyond the noise, you can hear (more…)

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November 7, 2008

GEORGE D. SHUMAN: Author of “18 SECONDS” & “LAST BREATH” Part 1

LAUREL MOUNTAIN BOROUGH NEWSLETTER

GEORGE D. SHUMAN: Author of “18 SECONDS” & “LAST BREATH”

Part 1

George D. Shuman, author of the murder mystery “18 Seconds,” had his second book in the mystery series released August 7, 2007. Check your bookstores for “Last Breath.” In honor of his work, the Beanery Writers Online Literary Magazine is reposting a two-part article on Shuman.
Shuman, a twenty-year veteran of the Washington D. C. Metropolitan Police Force, said he would have been a writer no matter what his career was.
“18 Seconds” is his first published book. “Lost Girls,” the third book, became available in August 2008.

SHUMAN’S BACKGROUND
As a high school and college student Shuman was not the stellar performer. For whatever reason, he found classes, even literature, tedious. His first jobs following school were in the steel mills in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He was laid off when the industry began to decline. Then he could only find work on the State Road Crew in Somerset County.
Like most youth, he needed to “get out of” (more…)

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