Stanford Apseloff

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I grew up with an identical twin, Glen, so from day one, my world was surreal. Perhaps that's why I like Salvador Dali, Michael Cheval, and J.R.R. Tolkien.

My parents were both English professors, and our modest home had books everywhere. We had an old black-and-white TV that competed, but my parents made sure the books won.

Without me realizing it, my parents forced me to become creative. If I wanted to learn magic tricks, I couldn’t buy them from a catalog; I had to figure out how they worked and make them myself. My parents got an old piano from a neighbor who was moving out of state, and in the void created by restricted television, that piano sitting in our living room beaconed me to play. If I wanted to draw, my mother would sketch what
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Twelve Fun Facts About The Third Syzygy

1. A movie producer visited a Michael Cheval exhibit in Florida, and suggested to the artist that someone should write a screen play based on one of his paintings. Michael shared that thought with me, and that became the impetus for The Third Syzygy.

2. A syzygy is an alignment of three heavenly bodies. Oct 23, the date for the dual climax in the novel, was in fact a partial solar eclipse (2014) in Read more of this blog post »
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