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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 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 (does anybody remember...more


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Gregg has just finished his second novel. Entitled "Fresh News Straight from Heaven," it is based upon the live and "true mythology of Johnny Appleseed. Here's a brief snyopsis....


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“I happen to believe that genius is a form of mental illness,” the storyteller says, explaining how Johnny Appleseed could be at once so peculiar and so profound.

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The classic formula for a "coming of age" novel involves a young person whose world order is somehow shocked and, from that, a new, more adult awareness evolves. It has always seemed to me that growing up consists of a lot of days where not much happ...more
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Reading this book dredged up a childhood memory of being taken to the top of the Leveque-Lincoln Tower, which back in the 1960s was still the tallest building in Columbus, Ohio, and having a sudden need to "go potty hard" (my family's preferred euphe...more
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Butter
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Critiquing this book forces me to confront one of my most inveterate literary pet peeves -- I can’t accept the whole premise behind any book written in the first person by a child narrator. It’s hard to buy the notion that any significant literary pr...more
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Life After Life
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Things never end well for Ursula Todd. She dies at birth, drowns as a child, gets beaten to death by an abusive husband, gets bombed to kingdom come in a WWII London blitz, is killed in an assassination attempt of Hitler... and keeps coming back for...more
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Mostly forgotten fiction from the 1950's, the second installment, "The Fields," won a Pulitzer Prize for Richter. Vividly and poignantly describes life on the Ohio frontier during the early years of white settlement
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“I'm not spacing out. I'm just living in the moment.”
Gregg Sapp

“If I had known then what I know now, I probably wouldn't know now what I didn't know then.”
― Vonn Carp in Dollarapalooza

“Regrets are just bad decisions that you didn't make."
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