Jeffrey Marcus Oshins

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Jeffrey Marcus Oshins is a singer-songwriter who records and performs as Apokaful. He's the author of five novels and a travelogue that has been described as a Motorcycle Dairies in reverse. His novels have been lauded as remarkably original, for those who like a thrill, filled with magic, fantastic visions and music. ...more

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Hearing the music and not the artist.

How should friends respond to a musician’s request for feedback.

My friend Peter just asked me if I wanted an honest reaction to my latest musical effort. Or did I want feedback designed to boost my self esteem?[sic.].

Good question, Pedro.

When I was in high school I played Judge Danforth in the Crucible and to the shock of my fellow cast members and teachers managed to remember and deliver my lines

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Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend

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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