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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 New Jersey with his wife and daughter. His debut novel Patches of Grey is published by M.U.D. House Books. It was named a 2012 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. His second novel is Matters of Convenience.

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Hand Me Down Life
By Roy L. Pickering Jr.

            “Why would he do such a thing?”            Austin expected no response to the question.  Evelyn put a hand on his shoulder.  There was little else his wife could do and absolutely nothing she could say that would bring clarity.  The confusion felt by Austin, like the pain, had been selfishly handed down to him by his brother Allen.  Neithe... 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
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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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“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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“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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Shawnette Roy...Thanks for the invite into your circle of friends....wishing you all the best in 2008...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all book recommendations you may have...Happy Reading :-)



Shawnette Thanks for the kind words...and welcome to goodreads...not sure you'd be to interested in my shelf...not many men are...LOL...I'm a romance junkie...I do read other things...presently I'm reading loads of children's books to my twins, as well as my romances and if you've read my profile you know I'm a Harry Potter fan, too...I do indulge in an occassional self-help, autobiography/biography, and other genres...but romance is my all time favorite...what can I say I'm a sucker for the "happily-ever-after"...having just arrived at goodreads, I see you have a very interesting shelf...hope we can remain friends and discuss other things of interest, if not books...if I get a chance I'll check out your novella, "Feeding the Squirrels"...again, welcome to the goodreads circle and good luck to you with the writing...Happy Reading :-)
~~Shawnette


Shawnette Really...I may just have to check that out...if I get a chance to read it...I'll definitely let you know what I think...looking forward chatting more...Happy Reading :-)


Sandra Hi new friend, I love your quotes. Paulo Coelho is one of my favorites, too.

It's a sunny day here in Seattle, hope the same for you.

;)
-s


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Ceci Thanks for the add, Roy!! Hpe you have a fab day and enjoy the book you're reading. Greetings from snowy Finland!! :)


Daniel
Hi Roy, I've added your e-book Feeding the Squirrels to my to-read list.


Donielle Hi Roy! Thanks for the invite. Looking forward to chatting with you!


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Qiana You've got some fabulous quotes on your page! Thanks for the invite. Happy Reading! - Q.


Meghan Thanks for adding me. :)


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Putri Hi Roy, it's such a pleasure to be your friend :)


Christabelle Hi Roy,
Thanks 4 dropping by :)

Cheers!


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Katie Thanks for the add :)


Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Hello There! Wishing you a lovely day!


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Zetta Hi Roy!

Just taking time out to peruse your bookshelf!


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Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Hi Roy,

How are you? Thanks for the kind message. I haven't been online in over two weeks! I just got power back due to Hurricane Ike, today! Continued success to you and don't be a stranger!

Best Wishes!


Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Hello, sending warmth and love your way!


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Felisha Happy Friday! Sending well wishes of a productive writing weekend for you.


message 18: by Roy

Roy Felisha wrote: "Happy Friday! Sending well wishes of a productive writing weekend for you. "

Thanks, Felisha. You too. Not sure I'll do much writing this weekend, but I'm looking forward to the Super Bowl and its commercials.


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Karyn Horses are brilliant. Especially the happy, well balanced ones. Do you ride?


message 20: by Roy

Roy Karyn wrote: "Horses are brilliant. Especially the happy, well balanced ones. Do you ride?"


Not very frequently unfortunately.



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Lincoln Hi!

I don't get to Goodreads nearly as often as I'd like because I'm writing my 4th book. So, I wanted to make sure and stop by and let you know that I am thrilled to be your friend here! Are you on twitter? My twitter name is: linc0lnpark

Have a fantastic day!

-L-


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Roy Hi Lincoln,
On Twitter I'm known as AuthorofPatches. Good luck with # 4.

- Roy

LiNCOLN wrote: "Hi!

I don't get to Goodreads nearly as often as I'd like because I'm writing my 4th book. So, I wanted to make sure and stop by and let you know that I am thrilled to be your friend here! Are you ..."





Bobbie  Crawford Hi Roy,

Thanks for the friend request. :-)

-Bobbie

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Roy Looking forward to talking books with you, Bobbie.

Bobbie wrote: "Hi Roy,

Thanks for the friend request. :-)

-Bobbie

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Norma Roy, thanks for the friend invite! look forward to reading Patches of Grey!!


Shalonda Williams-McClendon Just stopping by to say Happy Holidays. Just added your book to my listmania for good reads from goodreads authors. I hope all is well with you.


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Shalonda Williams-McClendon Hey! It's the new year and this is my new year's hello! I hope much success! Peace


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Roy Hi Dee. Thanks for the compliment on behalf of my wife who is the artist. She sells those princess prints on her Etsy store http://www.etsy.com/shop/eringopaint and has several more in the works to be added soon. Thanks for the compliment on my blog as well. Hopefully I'll get around to my next entry within the next few days. All the best.


Shalonda Williams-McClendon Hey Roy, just stopping by with a hello. I hope that your week has started off great. Peace to you!


message 30: by Roy

Roy Shalonda wrote: "Hey Roy, just stopping by with a hello. I hope that your week has started off great. Peace to you!"

Counting the hours until the weekend. Close enough to taste. TGIF.




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Liane Spicer Thank you for the add, Roy. Great to meet another writer from the Caribbean!


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Dana I hope this message finds you and your world well. - Dana


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Roy Dana wrote: "I hope this message finds you and your world well. - Dana"

Doing and feeling great, looking forward to Memorial Day weekend, the summer in general, completing my second novel, getting a call from Oprah asking to showcase my writing, the usual stuff. :-) All the best.


Emmanuel Thanks for the add & referral on Twitter...I feel like a kid in a candy shop!


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David Wyatt Thanks Roy, and thank you for the final push to join. It's his usual non stop, breath taking conspiracy theorist race through time & place type work. Really enjoying it so far, can barely put it down. Around half way through but it's definitely up there with the best of his work at the moment in my opinion.

How is That Old Cape Magic working out for you? never read a Richard Russo book personally.


message 36: by Roy

Roy David wrote: "Thanks Roy, and thank you for the final push to join. It's his usual non stop, breath taking conspiracy theorist race through time & place type work. Really enjoying it so far, can barely put it do..."

I enjoyed That Old Cape Magic (review is now up) very much and would recommend it with the warning that it's about as polar opposite of Dan Brown as you're going to get. Currently reading a rather odd but interesting/enjoyable Colson Whitehead novel, his first.


Shalonda Williams-McClendon Just stopping by to say hi to you! I do hope that all is prosperise your way. Mind, body, spirit and all else!


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Roy Just in time for the holidaze travel season - Forever Travels - Short story collection that includes my tale "Dear Google" http://bit.ly/a035wN


Alexander Devereux Happy Valentine’s Day! Live More, Laugh Much, Love Often!!!

"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."


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Roy Ten Books You Should Be Reading

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Proud that Patches of Grey made this list.

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Patches of Grey


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Shelagh Roy wrote: "Ten Books You Should Be Reading

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Patches of Grey"


Congratulations Roy!


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Roy Latest review of Patches of Grey on Amazon - amzn.com/r/RKT04MKO0CHH1

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Roy Full review of Patches of Grey by A Book Vacation is now up at their site - http://bookvacations.wordpress.com/20...


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Roy The Electronic Text and Literature Cloud (eTLC) is a great new site featuring excerpts from books that are available for purchase in electronic format. Stop by and check out a sample (chapter 9) from Patches of Grey - http://www.etlc.info/index.php/lit_bl...


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Brandi Consider it a duh moment, but all this time you have been on my friend list, I've been reading your reviews and I JUST realized I have your book!!


message 47: by Roy

Roy Brandi wrote: "Consider it a duh moment, but all this time you have been on my friend list, I've been reading your reviews and I JUST realized I have your book!!"

:-) I look forward to hearing your opinions on it, Brandi.


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Lorian Jones hey can u comment my new pics i need ur true opinions bout them i want 2 kno wat u see and wat is saying 2 u
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Thanx u!!! :)


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Roy Q & A with Joey Pinkney - http://networkedblogs.com/qc7GP


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Roy I'm rolling Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday all into one and adding GREY SUNDAY to the mix. That means autographed copies of the print edition of Patches of Grey purchased directly from me via PayPal (see details at RoyPickering.net) will be on sale 11/25 - 11/28 for $8.99. Nothing aids digestion better than a good book (with a glass of ginger ale). Happy Thanksgiving.


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