Author of The Death of Tarpons

Les Edgerton is a full-time writer and creative writing teacher. He has written eighteen books in a variety of forms: novels, short stories, screenplays, and nonfiction books on various subjects, including the craft of writing.

His work has been nominated for or has won: the Pushcart Prize, O. Henry Award, PEN/Faulkner Award, Derringer Award, Spinetingler Magazine Thriller of the Year (Legends category), Jesse Jones Book Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award (short story category), Violet Crown Book Award, and others.

Also by Les Edgerton:

Adrenaline Junkie, a Memoir; Monday’s Meal; The Rapist; The Bitch; Bomb!; The Genuine, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping; Just Like That; Gumbo Ya-Ya; The Perfect Crime; Mirror, Mirror; Perfect Game USA and the Future of Baseball: How the Remaking of Youth Scouting Affects the National Pastime; Surviving Little League (co-written with Mike Edgerton); Finding Your Voice: How to Put Personality in Your Writing and Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers on Page One and Never Lets Them Go.

For updates on Les Edgerton’s writing visit his blog

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