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J.S. Frankel

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in Toronto, Canada
January 01


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April 2013

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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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."

No, not all reviewers will be that len Read more of this blog post »
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I'd like to say that this book was well written. We have a Guardian--with a capital 'G'--Osh “ScOsh” Scimtar (Osh Kosh, begosh, there, I said it, it's over) who is tracking a killer through space and he ends up on Earth where he meet
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"One of silver, one of gold, one so fragile, one to fold."

Four worlds.
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One demon with an agenda.
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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

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
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“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.

High, soft,
In summer’s hue,

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
Outlived him and weeps,


Their sky has staple holes –

Maybe that’s how the
Leaked out.”
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