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Three-year-old Dyal Bailey was sent home early from pre-school for reading aloud the picture book "How Babies Are Made" to her formerly uninformed classmates. This seemed to confirm her suspicion that books were powerful and reading them would give her access to that power.

Having gobbled up books in every genre by the time she was a freshman at the University of Florida, she decided to sign up for a writing class. ...

It wasn't until the birth of the first son that she decided to take up writing seriously. Rather than sit in a classroom, she read forty-two books on creative writing and subscribed to Writer's Digest magazine. An encouraging article in that first issue suggested a good place to begin was by writing for trade and business magazines. This sounded wonderful. Her writing journey continued from journalism to editing a newspaper, completing two novels, writing a humor column, publishing a humor book, and finally, screenwriting.

Soon discerning the chaff from the grain in that industry, she discovered Craig Kellem, script consultant extraordinaire. Craig and his daughter Judy Kellem taught Dyal how to master the screenplay form. She wrote three award-winning scripts in a year and a half.

Calling her one day, he said, "This needs to be a novel. It reads like a novel. There's just so much there. And your title isn't quite right."

Dyal agreed.

So Paul came up with the new name "The Artisan" and six months later, the first book in Dyal's Artistic Assassin Series was completed and published.

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The Artisan: An Artistic Assassin Thriller
by Dyal Bailey
Warning: This over-the-top thriller novel is filled with instances of dark and irreverent humor and purposefully pokes fun at things that are generally taken seriously. Also, if you are offended by an asexual, Machiavellian villain or a charming, metrosexual, serial-killer-like assassin, this is not one of the best thrillers for...
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