Bryan Dumas

About me

I grew up in Southern California and fell in love with writing because my parents wouldn’t let me play with the neighbors. I started college as a creative writing major, but my father told me that he would never pay for a degree in something that wouldn’t earn a paycheck so I became a historian and history teacher (AP U.S. history). I live in Colorado where I spend time with my wife and son, seek representation for my novel THE DOGS OF HELL, research my next novels WAKARUSA and DUTCH, write book reviews for HNS, and work with the amazing US editorial team for HNR.

From my website

Book Review: Eva Sleep by Francesca Melandri (Katherine Gregor, trans.)

Italy, 1963: Gerda comes from a poor family in the Alto Adige/South Tyrol region of Italy. At 16, she is sent off to work in a tourist hotel by her father; the life ahead of her bleak, she’d become one … Continue reading →

Book Review: 300 Days of Sun by Deborah Lawrenson

In August 2014, Joanna Millard flees Brussels, leaving behind a stagnant journalist career and a failing relationship, and finds herself on the sun-drenched coast of Faro, Portugal. She enrolls in a Portuguese language class, where she meets Nathan Emberlin, a … Continue reading →

Book Review: An Untimely Frost–Lilly Long Mysteries by Penny Richards

Orphaned at eleven and raised in the theater, Lilly Long has not known anything but make-believe and role playing. After she is jilted by her husband—who steals both her innocence and her savings—Lilly decides she’s going to defend the many … Continue reading →

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