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J.S. Frankel

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Born
in Toronto, Canada
January 01

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J.S. Frankel was born in Toronto, Canada, many moons ago and managed to scrape through high school and university, earning a BA in English Literature and leaving no book unopened during his time at the University of Toronto. Shortly after graduation, he moved to Japan in order to teach English to the hapless residents of whichever city he happened to be living at the time.

In 1997, he married the charming Akiko Koike and their union produced two rather interesting children. Frankel and his family make their home in Osaka where he teaches during the day and attempts to write YA fiction at night.

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Catnip

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Star Maps

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Picture (Im)perfect

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Mr. Taxi

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The Titans of Ardana (Titan...

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Revolution (Catnip, #3)

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Twisted

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Lindsay Versus the Marauders

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Upping your game

Stepping up...

For every writer, there are certain stages in their development. When they first start out, they make mistakes. Grammatical ones, errors in pacing, character development--whatever. That's natural, and it's to be expected.

At that stage, many reviewers will forgive those mistakes. "Oh, it's their first or second novel. They're growing, developing."

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What The Gods Allow by J.S. Frankel
"I do like the Greek gods and this version of Medusa is a breath of fresh air.
Pov was east to follow as it was in 3rd. Descriptions perfect to bring the story to life and it hooks you as you route for Medusa and Sam.
All in all, it’s quite well wr..." Read more of this review »
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Nicely done. Has sharply drawn characters, good action, and a mix of whimsy and drama.

While I enjoyed this novella, there were a few issues. One, it ended rather abruptly. If there's a sequel, I'd love to read it! Second, the grammar and editing coul
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"I adore Greek mythology and what better way to celebrate it than by seeing some modern elements woven into the well-known story.

Finding Eris wasn’t the hardest thing Meddy was going to have to do during her time on Earth. She would be doing many..." Read more of this review »
Twisted by J.S. Frankel
"really good book we lot of detail of the characters loved the starting and great passion on how he writes"
The Menagerie by J.S. Frankel
"Karen laying in bed in hospital, an orphaned teenager after the horrific car-crash and losing her parents, heard strange noises outside her window. Curious, she got up to investigate.
Finding a strange creature and seeing a, what looked like, a sp..." Read more of this review »
Noside by Ron Arold
" Pete wrote: "Don't understand how this guy could say it was dull when he admits to only having read the first 100 pages of it? The middle of the book ...more "
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Another DNF job for me. The author has the right idea, and with more editing--or breaking this memoir-type novel up into two or three separate books of reminicenses--it probably would have worked better.

As it was, it was simply walls of text that wer
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" W. wrote: "You did a terrific job in relating the story within you."

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“Writing may not make you wealthy, but it is one of the few jobs in the world that expands your outlook on life, opens new borders, and nourishes your soul.”
J.S. Frankel

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“Every weirdo in the world is on my wavelength.”
Thomas Pynchon

“I don't care who anybody sleeps with. If a couple has been together all that time -- and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones -- I think it's fine if they want to get married. I don't know how people can get so anti-something. Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don't worry about other people so much.”
Betty White

“I'm a supporter of gay rights. And not a closet supporter either. From the time I was a kid, I have never been able to understand attacks upon the gay community. There are so many qualities that make up a human being... by the time I get through with all the things that I really admire about people, what they do with their private parts is probably so low on the list that it is irrelevant.”
Paul Newman

“who are you
really?

you are not a name
or a height, or a weight
or a gender
you are not an age
and you are not where you are from

you are your favorite books
and the songs stuck in your head
you are your thoughts
and what you eat for breakfast
on Saturday mornings

you are a thousand things
but everyone chooses
to see the million things
you are not

you are not
where you are from
you are
where you are going
and i'd like
to go there
too”
m.k

“My mom’s smile is genuine,
A lilac beaming
In the presence of her Sun.

Indentions in the sand prove
Time’s linear progression,

Her hair yet unblighted,
Carrying midnight’s consistency.

Clear tracks fading as the
Movement slips further
In the past.

Cheekbones
High, soft,
In summer’s hue,
Hopeful.

Each step’s unknown impact,
A future looking back.

My father’s strength:
One whose
Life is in his arms.

Squinting past the camera,
He rests upon a rock
Like caramel corn half eaten,

Just to the left
Of man-made concrete convention

Daylight’s eraser
Removing color to his right.

Dustin sits
In my father’s lap,
Open mouth of a drooling
Big mouth bass;

Muscle tone
Of a well exercised
Jelly fish,

He looks at me
Half aware;

His wheelchair
Perched at the edge
Of parking lot gravel grafted
Like a scar on nature’s beach,

Opening to the ironic splendor
Of a bitter tasting lake.

I took the picture.

Age 11.

Capturing the pinnacle arc
Of a son
To my lilac
Who
Outlived him and weeps,

Still.

Their sky has staple holes –

Maybe that’s how the
Light
Leaked out.”
Darcy Leech, From My Mother

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