Rereading Great Books ~ L Dean Pace-Frech: Outside the Margins

Join us as L Dean Pace-Frech goes Outside the Margins.

Dean Pace-Frech OTMRereading Great Books

Any time not spent on love is wasted ~ Tasso

Many of you have heard that my publisher, Musa Publishing closed at the end of last month. I swear I went through all five stages of grief in  5 minutes: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Now I am in a good place, have an action plan for uncompleted works as well as two complete manuscripts, and am working on my plan.

The one unexpected benefit of this situation is revisiting my first two novels, and the stories that launched my career. I am currently working on Disappear With Me, my Edwardian novel about love and acceptance during that historical time frame. Frank and Gregory from A Place to Call Their Own will always hold a special place in my heart because they were my first. Leander holds a special place in my heart because I truly admire him and the struggles that he endures.

I do have a sequel planned for Disappear With Me, so I planned on revisiting the story at some in the future. It is refreshing to read through the pages that I created three years ago with fresh eyes. It pleases me to feel to same emotions I did when I wrote the piece. As a matter of fact, I was listening to the manuscript while getting some dental work done. At an especially emotional turning point in the novel, a few tears leaked out of my eyes. The dentist stopped what she was doing to make sure I wasn’t having any pain. After she removed her fingers from my mouth, I said, “No, I’m not in any pain, it’s just the book I am reading!”

I do confess that I don’t normally re-read books. When I was kid, I did gravitate to some of my favorite books over and over. Today, it seems like there is so much to read and so little time, I don’t get too much of a chance.

What about you? Do you reread books? If so, what are you favorites? If not, why?

~ L Dean Pace-Frech

About L Dean Pace-Frech

With inspiration from historical tourism sites, the love of reading, and a desire to write a novel, L. Dean Pace-Frech started crafting his debut novel, A Place to Call Their Own, in 2008. After four years of writing and polishing the manuscript, he submitted it for publication and Musa Publishing offered him a contract in early 2013. Disappear With Me is his second novel.

Dean lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his partner, Thomas, and their two cats. They are involved in their church and enjoy watching movies, outdoor activities in the warmer weather and spending time together with friends and family. In addition to writing, Dean enjoys reading and patio gardening.

Prior to novels, Dean did some technical writing in his career. He plans to write sequels to both A Place to Call Their Own and Disappear with Me.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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7 thoughts on “Rereading Great Books ~ L Dean Pace-Frech: Outside the Margins

  1. Sorry to hear about your publisher.

    I reread a LOT, my record would be Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series which I discovered at the age of 7 and have probably read at least once a year since -I just turned 41 ;-).
    (Not the full series at first since only 4 books were ever translated into Danish, I discovered the rest of the series about a decade later when I was 18)

    Of m/m we have Psycops, Cut & Run, Holmes and Moriarity, Bay City Paranormal Investigations and Shadow of the Templar.

  2. I wish I had more time to re-read. The re-reading I do now is mostly around series. When a new installment is published, I often have to re-read the previous ones to get back into the right frame of mind to enjoy the newest release. Sometimes, I will re-read when I have been in a rut and have experienced a string of less than stellar books.

    Some of my favorite m/m re-reads include:
    The Backup Boyfriend by River Jaymes
    Loving Jay by Renae Kaye
    A Reason to Believe by Diana Copland
    Anything by Heidi Cullinan
    Serenading Stanley by John Inman
    The Granby Knitting Series by Amy Lane

    I also have many m/f series I reread from time to time by JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gina Showalter, and Jim Butcher

    • Nice, in addition to m/m, Sheila Roberts is one of my favorite sweet romance m/f authors, I love to reread her stuff for the same reasons…remembering what happened to all the characters in her fictional town of Icicle falls…

  3. You had me at “Edwardian novel about love and acceptance during that historical time frame.” Lol
    I like the sound of that!

    A few of my fave re-reads are Lisa Henry’s “Dark Space”, SE Jakes’ “Free Falling”, Alex Haley’s “The Autobiography of Malcolm X”, Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre”…

    I could go on lol

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