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Gregg Sapp

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A native Ohioan (Westerville High School, 1975 -- growl, Cats!), I have worked as a peripatetic librarian, editor, college teacher, and academic administrator. Among my stops were Idaho State University, Montana State University, University of Miami (FL), University at Albany (SUNY), and the Evergreen State College and Green River College in Washington. Having authored some 60 academic articles, four learned monographs, 300-some reviews, and served as editor of five professional journals, I gradually developed a desire to write something that was actually fun... and which might be read by somebody other than academic eggheads.

Back in the late 1980's, I wrote some poems and short stories that appeared in various small literary arts journals
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Gregg's second novel, "Fresh News Straight from Heaven," has been accepted by Evolved Publishing (http://evolvedpub.com/) . It will come out in Spring, 2017.
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An excerpt from "Fresh News Straight from Heaven" (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: The following is an excerpt from Gregg's just-finished novel, "Fresh News Straight from Heaven," which is based upon the life of Johnny Appleseed.
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