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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 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
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Gregg has placed two recent publications. One, a short story entitled "Coitus Interruptus," appeared in the September issue of Infective INK:

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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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Description: This is Milt's "Ode to the Dollar Store"

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Every city has its own manner of supernatural presences. New York is populated by extra terrestrials, most of whom drive taxis. Boston has its witches. London, of course, howls with werewolves. Paris is home to restless ghosts -- not just any apparit ...more
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Thomas Francis Meagher (1823-1867) could be a cad, a blowhard, and a self-serving career builder. Twice, he abandoned his first wife when she was pregnant, and he never saw his only surviving son. He was a hard drinker whose alcoholic proclivities de
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I have always believed that people with the most shattered, dysfunctional lives are invariably the deepest thinkers. Their irresistible predilection for analyzing every feeling, every action, and every whim of fortune steers them into a despair that
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