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Roy L. Pickering Jr.

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Roy Pickering was born on the idyllic island of St. Thomas and currently resides in a quaint New Jersey town with his wife and daughter. His debut novel Patches of Grey is published by M.U.D. House Books. His novella Feeding the Squirrels is published in electronic format by SynergEbooks - http://www.synergebooks.com/ebook_fee...


Patches of Grey was named a 2012 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree

Patches of Grey: FaceBook Fan page - http://www.facebook.com/PatchesOfGrey

An audio excerpt from Roy's novel MATTERS OF CONVENIENCE can be found on his blog A Line A Day: http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2015/04/...


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THE GIRL ON THE SUBWAYBY ROY L. PICKERINGJR.


Did you ever see someone who made your heart sit still for just a moment, but what a moment? I hope you have, for that’s the most accurate description I can give of the girl on the subway. She was usually reading a magazine, the kind with plenty of glossy photographs of beautiful celebrities hobnobbing with one another. Perhaps she wished to be... Read more of this blog post »
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FEEDING THE SQUIRRELS: A Novella (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: “Feeding the Squirrels” tells the story of a self-absorbed philanderer who lives a life of leisure and usually manages to remain one step ahead of consequences for his actions. He reveals himself to the reader by chronicling his rapid fire sex life woman by woman in this literary novella by award winning author, Roy L. Pickering Jr. The narrator of “Feeding the Squirrels” is Michael, a prolific lover who defines himself by his various sexual conquests. Each chapter in between the first and last is named after a woman who has been seduced by him, and thus helped to shape his identity. Every one of the erotic encounters can be read as a story unto itself, with Michael’s single minded pursuit of pleasure being the common thread that unites them. Although his succession of affairs are singular experiences to a man who rarely thinks of yesterday or tomorrow, they eventually manage to intertwine and leave him with a web of his own design to untangle. Available for sale at: http://www.synergebooks.com/ebook_feedingthesquirrels.html
Excerpt from PATCHES OF GREY (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Patches of Grey has been reviewed at Alvah's Books - http://www.alvahsbooks.com/?p=417 Tony Johnson is a studious young man planning to soon graduate from much more than high school. Although his zip code places him in a Bronx tenement, his sights are set far beyond the trappings of his humble upbringing. Collegiate dreams combined with falling in love with a white classmate put him strongly at odds with his father. Although his brother C.J.’s rebellious ways place him directly in the path of danger on gang ruled streets, and the virginal innocence of their sister Tanya is clearly approaching its demise, it is Tony who incurs the majority of Lionel Johnson’s wrath for the sins of ambition, daring to be with Janet Mitchell, and refusing to bend to his father’s will. Seeing unrealized goals reincarnated in the eyes of his eldest son harshly remind Lionel of what once could have been, and of what went wrong. His own childhood in a segregated southern town established a bitter, prejudiced outlook that is the only legacy he has to pass down to his children. When his job and role as primary breadwinner are lost, Lionel’s authority quickly erodes and he drowns his disappointment one drink at a time. This affords Tony, who lacks the seemingly servile patience of his mother, an opportunity to assert his right to become the man he wants to be rather than allowing his fate to be set by chance and circumstance. But throughout the course of Roy Pickering’s debut novel, Tony comes to learn that the world is not as black and white as he and his father’s opposing mindsets would suggest. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0578005816/ref=nosim/porfessionalp4-20
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“My talent is looking into a woman's eyes and instinctively knowing what I need to. If she's lonely or bored; neglected or abused; timid or adventurous; satisfied or confused; looking to recapture the past or re-invent the present; making plans for tomorrow or merely concerned about tonight. I discover what a woman is looking for and promise it to her. If all she wants is a good time, she gets everything. If she wants more, I lie and take what she has to give. Then I move on.

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“My travels have been numerous, though no topographer could chart the shores I have landed upon. For it is not places that have been my destination, but women. I am drawn to them by a force I have never questioned. To their infinite variety of charms I am helpless. But the hold of none has been strong enough to keep me from wandering aimlessly to others.”
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“Life, like love, holds many secrets for us to discover. Some we unearth early on. Others take us most of our days to stumble upon, even though they are hidden in plain sight.”
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“A tightrope walker uncertain if he could make it to the other side probably would not. A race car driver wondering if he was taking a turn too fast was likely to lose control. If a man feared death, whether his own or the taking of another's, death would surely come calling.”
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“My talent is looking into a woman's eyes and instinctively knowing what I need to. If she's lonely or bored; neglected or abused; timid or adventurous; satisfied or confused; looking to recapture the past or re-invent the present; making plans for tomorrow or merely concerned about tonight. I discover what a woman is looking for and promise it to her. If all she wants is a good time, she gets everything. If she wants more, I lie and take what she has to give. Then I move on.

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“My travels have been numerous, though no topographer could chart the shores I have landed upon. For it is not places that have been my destination, but women. I am drawn to them by a force I have never questioned. To their infinite variety of charms I am helpless. But the hold of none has been strong enough to keep me from wandering aimlessly to others.”
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“Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”
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Roy In my latest post at A Line a Day I present my short story THE GIRL ON THE SUBWAY as well as a sneak peek at the future cover for my novel MATTERS OF CONVENIENCE. http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2016/05/...


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Roy Happy birthday, William Shakespeare! https://twitter.com/AuthorofPatches/s...


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Roy Happy #readathon to all who are participating. Happy weekend reading to those like me who are unofficially reading at a more leisurely pace.


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Roy Weeping purple tears today - http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2016/04/...


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Roy It's official. Harriet Tubman will be replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. There is simply no good reason (some rather weak ones were cited) for this not to have happened, so I'm happy to hear that it will be so. http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2015/05/...


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Roy Congratulations to Viet Thanh Nguyen who won the Pulitzer Prize for The Sympathizer, as well as to all of the other 2016 Pulitzer winners. The Sympathizer http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2009/03/...


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Roy Book News. I guess that's what this is. https://twitter.com/AuthorofPatch…/st...

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Roy A century of excellence. Happy 100th birthday to Beverly Cleary. I invoke her name whenever asked who my earliest literary loves and inspirations were. Her books are still a household staple since I have a 10-year old daughter. Timeless awesomeness.

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http://layeredpages.blogspot.com/2012... Beezus and Ramona (Ramona, #1) by Beverly Cleary


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Roy Were you as hooked on The People Vs OJ Simpson as I was? http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2016/04/...


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Roy Congratulations to GoodReads.
50 million strong and still growing!

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Roy Here's a reminder that I host a page on GoodReads where authors are free to post excerpts from or links to their work, and readers can peruse to find potential reads - http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2009/04/...

Here's an excerpt from my novel Matters of Convenience - http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2009/04/...

If you'd prefer to listen to an audio excerpt, I've provided one of those as well - http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2015/04/...

Stay tuned for a firm announcement of publication date ( estimating mid-2016) and info on pre-ordering copies.


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Roy Color me intrigued by Amazon's Kindle Scout program. Thinking I'll dive in with Matters of Convenience - http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2015/04/...

Stay tuned!


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Roy For my birthday I'd love if it you bought a book. Preferably a print copy. If you select my book, Patches of Grey, so much the better. But any book will do and also be a gift to you.

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Roy On the heels of Harper Lee and Umberto Eco we've now lost Pat Conroy. Prince of Tides is one of those books that never leaves you, and there are a finite number of those around. R.I.P. and thanks for the stories you left behind.

“In families, there are no crimes beyond forgiveness.”
― Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides


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Roy You may want to take a pass on reading my latest post at A Line a Day if you're planning to vote for Donald Trump. #StopTrump - Before it's too late http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2016/03/...


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Roy Brag Medallion Honoree books featured for #BlackHistoryMonth at indieBRAG - https://www.bragmedallion.com/indiebr...


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Roy R.I.P. Harper Lee and Umberto Eco. Immortality achieved since their stories will live on forever.

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Roy If you're in the Beyhive it's probably best that you don't read my latest post at A Line a Day. Not that I said anything mean about her. But it isn't quite a fawning piece of adulation either. http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2016/02/...


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Roy Valentine's Day approaches. Who among you is an easy mark for LOVE STORIES? http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2016/02/...


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Roy My latest post at A Line A Day is dedicated to the richness in spite of accompanying pain of Black History - http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2016/01/...


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Roy The Kindle edition of Patches of Grey is on sale at Amazon for only 99 cents starting today, leading up to Christmas. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0039PU9X6/r...


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Roy My Year End Recap for 2015 includes encouraging news for books and those who love reading and writing them. http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2015/12/...


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Roy My favorite time of year swiftly approaches. Best wishes from me to you and yours. And don't forget to leave room for dessert. http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2014/11/...

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Roy Is it time to do my next book giveaway?


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Roy New to appearance at A Line A Day, just in time for Halloween: THE TELEVISION - http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2015/10/...

Other spooky yarns of mine include HAUNTED http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2009/10/... and THE ELEVATOR RIDE http://web.archive.org/web/2005040607...


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Roy Playing Fantasy Movie Producer for #‎Matters Of Convenience‬ - http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2015/10/...


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Roy Care to read a short story? Check out The Saxophone Man. http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2015/08/...


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Roy #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter was a popular hashtag game on Twitter recently.

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Personally, I'm open to whatever you guys have to say to/ask me. It's too quiet over here. What's on your mind? Read any good books lately? Read mine by any chance?


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Roy Ten matters we may or may not agree on, but for now at least I'm sticking to my guns either way: http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2015/07/...


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Roy The idea of replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill has been suggested. The first woman to be depicted on US paper currency perhaps. A solid list of candidates was compiled. A poll was taken and Harriet Tubman emerged as the favored candidate. I'm all for it. But a handful of people have a problem with Harriet Tubman being on the $20 bill. I find these people to be way off base and said exactly why at A Line A Day - http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2015/05/...


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Roy My latest blog post at A Line A Day - http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2015/05/...

I hope you enjoy the recorded reading from Patches of Grey.


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Roy http://www.buzzbookstore.com/contesta... What's the buzz? I entered a video excerpt to this contest at Buzz Bookstore. I hope you enjoy my reading from PATCHES OF GREY. Check out the excerpts while I keep my fingers crossed for your votes. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...


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Roy Fingers crossed that I get some love shown to Patches of Grey in this book club candidate poll - https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...

Blerd power!


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Roy Murders and Riots and Misdemeanors: http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2015/05/... My take on what's going on in Baltimore.


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Roy I have a giveaway contest here at Goodreads for you. I have some free days (5/21 - 5/23) for the Kindle edition of Patches of Grey to announce as well. Last but certainly not least, I present an audio excerpt from my newest novel - Matters of Convenience. I hope you enjoy the reading and as always, I look forward to hearing your thoughts. http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2015/04/...


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Roy ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr edges out "Let Me Be Frank with You," by Richard Ford; "The Moor's Account," by Laila Lalami; & "Lovely, Dark, Deep," by Joyce Carol Oates for top prize. #Pulitzer #Fiction


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Roy 2015 Pulitzer Winners will be announced April 20 at 3pm. How many Pulitzer winning books have you read? http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2009/03/...

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Roy I'm pumped about the next blog post I'll be publishing - an audio excerpt of a reading (by moi) from my novel MATTERS OF CONVENIENCE. It's all ready, just trying to decide which day I'll release it to the public. It won't be long. Stay tuned. http://lineaday.blogspot.com


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Roy My latest post at A Line A Day features the short story PARMESAN CHEESE plus 4 recent book reviews - http://lineaday.blogspot.com/2015/04/... Hope you enjoy. Don't be shy about sharing your thoughts.


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