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Carl Purdon lives in Pontotoc, Mississippi with his wife and two of their four children. Pontotoc is halfway between Tupelo, which is the birthplace of Elvis, and Oxford, which was the home of William Faulkner. Since he can’t sing, he writes. Since he’s not an expert on anything in particular, he writes fiction. In February he released his debut novel, The Night Train, and has been pinching himsel

Background Information

I have a clear memory in my head. I had not yet started school so I must've been four or five. I was standing in our front yard wishing I knew how to put the words in my head on paper.

I wrote poems as a child. They were silly because I was a kid. As a teen, I wrote dark poems, because I was awkward and sad. In my twenties I wrote broken-heart love poems, because I was so often broken hearted.

Somewhere along the way I stopped writing and suppressed the words in my head. I went to community college and earned a degree in electronics. Later, I took a job as a technician in an industrial plant. There I taught myself computer programming and am now a programmer for a systems integration firm (we automate machines).

Even during those times when I wasn't writing, I knew my life would not be complete until I wrote a novel. I've been pouring myself into it for about fifteen years now, writing and deleting, and writing again.

I couldn't stop writing now if I wanted to (and sometimes I want to stop). It's as much a part of who I am as the color of my eyes, or the reflection I cast in the mirror.

There have always been voices inside my head. Finishing The Night Train, my debut novel, has given me the confidence that I can finally do those voices justice. I will try my best to do just that.

Birth Place
Pontotoc, MS USA

Except for finally completing and publishing a novel, I am as of yet un-achieved, un-certified, and un-awarded.

Additional Information

The Night Train is available on Amazon as an e-Book and in paperback. The feedback from readers has been amazing.

Favorite Links

My website with links to purchase my writing or contact me through various means.

My Facebook Page
My book page on Facebook

My Blog
Home of my 10 Questions series of writing-related interviews.

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