Jeffrey Marcus Oshins

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Jeffrey Marcus Oshins

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Musician (Apokaful) author - Santa Barbara.

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Jeffrey Marcus Oshins The metaphysical answer is infinite, the practical one is the learned skill of typing as fast as you think.
Jeffrey Marcus Oshins Hippies is something of a time capsule because I wrote it never intending to publish it and then forgot about it until 40 years later. I've tried to…moreHippies is something of a time capsule because I wrote it never intending to publish it and then forgot about it until 40 years later. I've tried to maintain that young voice and only make grammatical and spelling corrections. So, it's a bit rough but hopefully authentic!(less)
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I really liked the detail in this book – the way the author transports the reader to the deep South in the days right before New Deal social programs. The life she described was right on the cusp of change – very traditional, where everyone had their ...more
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“A man lost to himself is lost to all.”
Jeffrey Marcus Oshins, The Eye of the Archer

“Red-bellied hummingbirds and hard-beaked toucans banked in the mist rising up in wet clouds. The air shook around jagged rock columns that thrust from swirling water thrown white from brown waves. The scent of the muddy river mixed with the ripe jungle smells of rotting leaves and flowers.”
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Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend

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Lucinda Dear Jeffrey,
I would like to thank you for the friendship request here on Goodreads which i am honored to have, as an admirer and fan of your works. Sadly i might not have won your book giveaway here on Goodreads for 'the eye of the archer' but thank you for the website link- the images were fantastic & it was like some increadible fact sheet/ mood board all about it! Thank you so much once again and i look forward to reading your work in the future.
Lucinda Xx

Gisbelle Thanks for the frn request, Jeffrey! Good luck with your books

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Katy Thanks for the friend request. Good luck with your new book, and I look forward to checking it out.

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A. Marie Thank you for the friend request, Jeff! All the best. ~A. Marie

Daniel Zazitski Thanks for the friend request, Jeffrey. Good Luck with your books.

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Rita Jett Thanks for the sweet comment with your friend request! Best with your books, Jeff!

Mirely Thank you!!!

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Cindy Thanks for the friendvite:)

Elvina Hello, thanks for the friend request! Unfortunately I don't have a Kindle, no, but I still hope to read your book somehow :)

Jeffrey Sorry. Happy holidays.

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Donna Boo I didn;t win! BUT I added it to my Xmas list! Happy holidays and I will post my review as soon as I get it! Best of luck to ya!!!

Jeffrey Hope you win, too. Best.

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Donna I am really hoping to win this book! I did a lot of research on the Maya and think this would be a fab read!

*Crossing fingers*

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