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John Oak Dalton
Works at Indiana University East
Attended Ball State University
Lives in Farmland, IN
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#20: The Treacherous Net by Helene Tursten
Irene Huss and the cops of Goteborg, Sweden are on the trail of a murderous child predator in Helene Tursten's The Treacherous Net . The "net" of the title is not only the internet, but refers to a cold case being followed by her soon-to-be retiring boss, w...
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#18: A Superior Man by Paul Yee
In the 1800s, Yang Hok has worked helping to build the railroad across Canada; just as he is about to return to China, triumphant and with money in his pocket, a Native woman deposits a previously unknown son at his feet, sending both father and son on an e...
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#16: The Gun by Fuminori Nakamura
A college student finds a gun at what looks like the scene of a suicide attempt, and rather than calling the police becomes morbidly fascinated with owning the weapon in Fuminori Nakamura's creepy novel The Gun . I have read several novels by Nakamura and f...
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#14: Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie
The barriers between the normal world and the magical world of the Djinn are breaking down across the planet, unleashing a war between good and evil that lasts 1,001 nights in Salman Rushdie's Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights. This is an epic,...
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Jane, You're Playing A Game
A new poster for CALAMITY JANE'S REVENGE, looking pretty swanky.  A new trailer from the distributor is here .  I'm glad I lived long enough for westerns to come back into style.
A new poster for CALAMITY JANE'S REVENGE, looking pretty swanky. A new trailer from the distributor is here. I'm glad I lived long enough for westerns to come back into style.
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Wandering Man, I Call Thee Sand
 This post first appeared, in a slightly different form, in my e-newsletter I Was Bigfoot's Shemp, which you can subscribe to here . I talked recently about how I like to write characters who
reflect the interests of the people who are probably watching my...
This post first appeared, in a slightly different form, in my e-newsletter I Was Bigfoot's Shemp, which you can subscribe to here. I talked recently about how I like to write characters who reflect the interests of the people...
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#19: Styx by Bavo Dhooge
A serial killer called The Stuffer is on the loose in Ostend, Belgium, and it's up to crooked cop Rafael Styx to capture the killer and save his reputation.  But when he is himself murdered by The Stuffer, and comes back as a zombie, the story tilts in a di...
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#17: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
A young woman is the first to leave her remote village and go to a prestigious college across the galaxy--but when aliens board her ship en route, her future shifts dramatically in Nnedi Okorafor's Binti. This slender sci-fi adventure, with its undertones o...
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#15: Juba! by Walter Dean Myers
Juba! tells the real-life story of a free black man in 1800s New York with a notable talent for dance, whose rise to stardom begins when he is noticed by no less a person than Charles Dickens in Walter Dean Myers' interesting young adult novel. I have been ...
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When My Eyes Beheld An Eerie Sight
A version of this post first appeared on my email newsletter, I WAS BIGFOOT'S SHEMP, which you can subscribe to here . ALONE IN THE GHOST HOUSE, a found footage movie I wrote and keep
forgetting I ever worked on, is streeting this summer.  Some news about ...
A version of this post first appeared on my email newsletter, I WAS BIGFOOT'S SHEMP, which you can subscribe to here. ALONE IN THE GHOST HOUSE, a found footage movie I wrote and keep forgetting I ever worked on, is streeting ...
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#13: The Case of Lisandra P by Helene Gremillon
A psychiatrist's wife plummets from a balcony, and he becomes the prime suspect; but a troubled, alcoholic patient believes in his innocence, and starts an investigation of her own in Helene Gremillon's psychological thriller The Case of Lisandra P . This n...
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#12: The Ballad of Black Tom by by Victor LaVelle
In 1920s New York, a Harlem street hustler/street musician is asked to play a gig at a mysterious old house, leading him down a path of madness and murder in Victor LaVelle's The Ballad of Black Tom . LaVelle's jumping-off point for his novel is H.P. Lovecr...
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  • Indiana University East
    Director of Communications and Marketing, 2009 - present
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Farmland, IN
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Days Mkt/Comm, Nights in b-movies, comics, zines, microcinema, DIY culture.
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  • Ball State University
    BS, Telecommunications, 1984 - 1988
  • Ball State University
    MS, Information and Communication Science, 1995 - 2000
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