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Fall is officially here and soon so will be WEST!
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About a dozen years ago, I brought the writer Tom Perrotta to the school where I teach. Tom’s novel Little Children had just been published to much acclaim so, in addition to assigning the work to my eleventh graders, I offered to lead a book group with p... Read more of this blog post »
No one in America is joking about adult children living at home in the bubble-wrapped suburbs with Mommy and Daddy and playing video games all day.
A recent study shows that 22% of men between the ages of 21 and 30 with less than a bachelor's degree did not work at all last year.
The reason? Vide... Read more of this blog post »
“Sexual violence against women is the link that connects the Holocaust and current victims of ethnic genocide in Bosnia, Rwanda, Darfur, Nigeria, the Congo (update to include ISIS and the Boko Haram), and wherever it is used to degrade, terrorize, subjugate, defile and d... Read more of this blog post »
Personally, my writing has been compared on the spectrum to me being asked if English was my native tongue by one ed... Read more of this blog post »
Today is the release of my new book "Sea-Arama Marineworld"! You can check it out at Amazon.com
There are 3 options for purchasing it:
1. Kindle version (in color)- $9.99
2. Print version (in black n white)- $17.993. Print version (in color)- $45.00
Sorry for the high price of #3, b... Read more of this blog post »
Panels were fun and the Yard Dog Press Roadshow was quite hilarious. I'm certain that if the footage shot of our improv parody known as "I'm Naked a... Read more of this blog post »
Orpheus is known above all for his singing. His voice is so exquisite, his songs so potent they enable him to transform nature and even allow him access to the Underworld. His singing stirs the animals into dance; inanimate nature in the form of rocks and sto...Read more of this blog post »
Beyond the Rest of Us – Writing these chapters of the book was not easy. When James and Alexei escape from the Egg Castle in a wormhole of plasma, they travel back to another dimension on the Caribbean Island of Monserrat, feeling very sick.
“ Alexei, it’s alright. It’s me, James. You’ve just tra...Read more of this blog post »
I was seated next to “Erica” – 91-years-old, college educated, Catholic, a “homemaker,” 3 grown children, 5 grandchildren. She asked about my work, and I told her I was an author. She wanted to know what inspired me to w... Read more of this blog post »
Often, poetry is personal. Son to mother. Man to woman. Father to son. Admirer to admired. As such, much of the best is directed at a specific person, often by name, yet it can apply to others too, and it can lift many. Some can be silly, even stupid, and some can explore depth... Read more of this blog post »
I love writing, but publishing is even more amazing. Knowing that the boos will beavailable. And that I try to keep the prices reasonable. Yeah!
When I woke up this morning, I decided it was the perfect time to show you what I experienced last... Read more of this blog post »
Above is the link to a lovely review of Diary of Margery Blake. The 17th came and went and oh what fun we had! Wrexham Waterstones are wonderful and kind, even buying us coffee! We had a multitude of friends, family and strangers come to see us and chat abo... Read more of this blog post »
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If everything goes well, the book should be out in early October. Read more of this blog post »
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For the entire month of September, I’m giving away ONE AUDIOBOOK A DAY! Be sure to check... Read more of this blog post »
In particular I re-wrote the start of 'Out of the Shadows' to focus more on the main characters of Olsen and... Read more of this blog post »
Vargas Llosa es uno de los autores inspiradores e influyentes en mi quehacer literario, mis respetos y admiración para él.
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I am hoping that some of those sales will result in more interest in The Eighth... Read more of this blog post »
Speculative fiction rocks!After I’ve read just about every PNR and UF I came across, I wondered what happened in books which I couldn’t quite categorize on my GR shelves. What the hell happened when science fiction met fantasy? Someone had to have named it right? Turns out Star Wars are already o...Read more of this blog post »
This is Africa, birthplace of humankind — high heat shimmering high grasses, — where, this day, along a dried dirt road a tiny, pigtailed girl successfully shook loose her mother’s handhold. Women of the village, traversing that same slender highway, often paused to talk, often let go that link...Read more of this blog post »
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As we covered, The Reformation took root and spread with the development of the printing press and the Bible being made accessible to the people. As the Scriptures were read, the contrast between the practices and doctrines of the institutional church and the Word of God were easily seen. Multit...Read more of this blog post »
Sorry, no post today. I have the flu, or some kind of weird virus. I've been sick for 2 weeks and doing my best to fight it, so I spent the weekend resting. I encourage you to go back to my last Monday post and read it if you haven't yet done so, Or even if you have.
Rapture Sign of 2017
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Fall is upon us. The flash fiction contest I entered had a theme of “autumn” so I decided to go way out on a limb and write something absolutely off-the-wall. Why the heck not?
P.S. I didn’t win. Nor did I expect to. I knew it was a little far out in left field to win. That’s okay, I had fun w...Read more of this blog post »
Welcome back to Week 4 in theBook of Joshua! We are over halfway finished with this book of the Bible– great job sticking with us!!
This week is not an easy read. Reading about the division of the land can become both boring and monotonous. I hope our reflection questions help you find applicat...Read more of this blog post »
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