Dean Wesley Smith
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Dean Wesley Smith

Considered one of the most prolific writers working in modern fiction, USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith published far more than a hundred novels in forty years, and hundreds of short stories across many genres.
At the moment he produces novels in several major series, including the time travel Thunder Mountain novels set in the Old West, the galaxy-spanning Seeders Universe series, the urban fantasy Ghost of a Chance series, a superhero series starring Poker Boy, and a mystery series featuring the retired detectives of the Cold Poker Gang.
His monthly magazine, Smith's Monthly, which consists of only his own fiction, premiered in October 2013 and offers readers more than 70,000 words per issue, including a new and original novel every month.
During his career, Dean also wrote a couple dozen Star Trek novels, the only two original Men in Black novels, Spider-Man and X-Men novels, plus novels set in gaming and television worlds. Writing with his wife Kristine Kathryn Rusch under the name Kathryn Wesley, he wrote the novel for the NBC miniseries The Tenth Kingdom and other books for Hallmark Hall of Fame movies.
He wrote novels under dozens of pen names in the worlds of comic books and movies, including novelizations of almost a dozen films, from The Final Fantasy to Steel to Rundown.
Dean also worked as a fiction editor off and on, starting at Pulphouse Publishing, then at VB Tech Journal, then Pocket Books, and now at WMG Publishing, where he and Kristine Kathryn Rusch serve as series editors for the acclaimed Fiction River anthology series.
For more information about Dean's books and ongoing projects, please visit his website at www.deanwesleysmith.com and sign up for his newsletter.

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    • Kill Game

    • Cold Poker Gang, Book 1
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Rish Outfield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Retired Detective Bayard Lott hosts the weekly poker games at his home. The group calls themselves the Cold Poker Gang. And they succeed at closing old cases....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Kindle Customer on 07-14-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Star Trek: Klingon (Adapted)

    • By: Hilary Bader
    • Narrated by: Michael Dorn, Robert O'Reilly
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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    Master the KIingon Way of the Warrior as you undergo Starfleet's training in the language, culture, and warfare of the Federation's most lethal adversary: the Klingons...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shame it's rather short.

    • By brian on 09-29-18

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    • Dead Money

    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Rish Outfield
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
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    Poker: a high-stakes, deadly serious professional sport. Doc Hill knows all too well the risks involved. Or so he thinks....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great find

    • By Sherron E. Allen-woods on 05-27-15

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    • Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian
    • By: Janis Ian (editor), Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Janis Ian, Gabrielle De Cuir, Emily Rankin, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
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    Thirty original stories - each inspired by a Janis Ian song - from some of the biggest names in science fiction and fantasy, including: Tad Williams, Harry Turtledove, and Orson Scott Card....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listening was even better than reading!

    • By Justdar on 07-20-14

    Regular price: $34.94

    • How to Write a Novel in Ten Days

    • WMG Writer's Guides Book 6
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Phil Baker
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    In a series of blog posts, Smith chronicled his process toward ghost writing a 70,000-word novel for a traditional publisher in just 10 days....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good for what it is

    • By SDH on 06-15-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Cold Call

    • A Cold Poker Gang Mystery Volume 2
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Rish Outfield
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    When retired detective Bayard Lott offers to help Julia Rogers search for her lost friend near a remote Idaho lake, they may be led to the deadliest killer in Las Vegas history....

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    • Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing

    • WMG Writer's Guide, Volume 5
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Jim Tedder
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The publishing world continues to evolve, but myths about who can make a living as a fiction writer maintain a life of their own....

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    • Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Indie Publishing

    • WMG Writer's Guide, Volume 6
    • By: Dean Wesley Smith
    • Narrated by: Jim Tedder
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    As indie publishing flourishes, many, many myths form around this new booming area of publishing....

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    • Fiction River

    • Christmas Ghosts
    • By: Fiction River
    • Narrated by: Jane Kennedy, Jerimy Colbert, Kristine Rusch, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The beloved Victorian Christmas ghost storytelling tradition continues to thrive in modern day, and this multi-genre anthology of short stories is proof....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Fiction River

    • Time Streams
    • By: Fiction River
    • Narrated by: Matthew Buchman, Jerimy Colbert, Jane Kennedy, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    The fifteen writers in this third original anthology in the Fiction River line explore everything from Chicago gangsters to Japanese tsunamis....

    Regular price: $19.95

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