You Woke Up Breathing…

Author and Devout Coffeeist

Dennis Mitton

Fiction, I think, tells truths that can’t be easily parsed by science or philosophy. I’m a fan of both, but stories go deeper, to where we have a hard time charting. So truth is found between words and sentences, in actions and dialogue, in relationships, in themes. In stories.

A Few Facts…

My name spelled backward in sinned. I am a proven breeder with seven children. I trained as a molecular biologist, and now work as a nuclear chemist. I write at just about every spare moment I have.

There are few things as wonderful as being swept away by a book or a story. Favorite novels are Anna Karenina by Tolstoy and History: A Novel by Elsa Morante.  Frank Herbert’s Dune falls in there somewhere. I love short stories and am drawn to the sparse and terse telling by Hemingway in Hills Like White Elephants and The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber. I read Dorothy Parker’s The Standard of Living regularly, and wonder over the taut and chilling writing of Joyce Carol Oates’ Black Box.

I am a Seattle ex-pat living in the the dripping humidity of South Carolina with my wife, two children at-home, two dogs, and one bunny.

Most importantly, I drive a thirty-year-old Saab.

 

 

I publish just about anywhere and update the Recently Published tab to give a link to any new article or story.

Most of my non-fiction is at Medium. It’s a great forum for reading and browsing and for learning new things. It’s free, but you can become a member for $5.00 per month and read behind the paywall.

I publish some fiction at Wattpad. If you like fiction, especially serialized or fanfiction, it’s a great hangout.

Dennis's bookshelf: currently-reading

The Spiritual Sampler
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Future Home of the Living God
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Rejections

I’m in a mad rush to garner 100 rejection notices this year.

Best Sellers

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“Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers.”

-Ray Bradbury

Coming Soon!

Available Aug 16, 2018

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Non-Fiction

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