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DETROIT LAKES NATIVE RJ HAMILTON recently became a published author, with the release of his first two books, Self Convictions and Self Consciousness, in May of this year. No publication date has yet been set for the third installment in the trilogy, about a family with telekinetic abilities.

DL native a man of Self Convictions

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For Detroit Lakes native R.J. Hamilton being a writer is "something that I've been wanting to do, pretty much forever."

When he was in eighth grade at DL Junior High School, Hamilton came up with the concept that would become the premise of his debut novel.


"I've always thought about how fascinating it would be to be able to look at something and will it to move," said Hamilton, 34, who now makes his home in Topeka, Kansas.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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