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J. Michael Orenduff

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J. Michael Orenduff

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Mike Orenduff grew up in a house so close to the Rio Grand that he could frisbee a tortilla into Mexico. Despite such antics, he ended up in higher education, teaching at thirteen colleges in eight states and three countries. He was also an academic dean three times, an academic vice-president twice, a president four times, and a statewide chancellor once. His supporters say he welcomes new challenges. His critics say he cant hold a job. Newt Gingrich, in his book, To Renew America, called Orenduff A hero to the American People for his pioneering work in distance education.
After taking early retirement form higher education, Mike embarked on a new career as a fiction writer. His play, The Christmas Visitor, has won numerous awards. His murd
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“Some people are awe-inspired by majestic mountains, some by poetry and others by abstruse mathematics. But whatever the source, we all need a little awe in our lives.”
J. Michael Orenduff, The Pot Thief Who Studied Pythagoras

“The only bill not overdue was for my health insurance. That’s because I don’t have any. Never have. Based on the figure the federal government claims is the average monthly cost of health coverage for someone like me who is self-employed, I’ve saved about $200,000 since opening Spirits in Clay. I”
J. Michael Orenduff, The Pot Thief Who Studied Georgia O'Keeffe

“of us today don’t believe there are multiple gods. We have multiple politicians instead, and—like the Greek gods—they run around in circles and do bad things to ordinary people. But”
J. Michael Orenduff, The Pot Thief Who Studied Ptolemy

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message 4: by J.

J. Orenduff Lucy wrote: "Thank you for your note! I really enjoyed The Pot Thief Who Studied Ptolemy and I found a copy of The Pot Thief Who Studied Escoffier today."

Thanks, Lucy. I hope you like Escoffier. Writing it was fun because I'm a foodie at heart.
Mike


message 3: by J.

J. Orenduff Beth wrote: "Hi Mike,
Thanks for befriending me here as well as in real-life! Have you signed up for the Goodreads author program (http://www.goodreads.com/author/program)?"


Hi Beth,
As you can guess from this delayed response, I am not active on Goodreads. I did sign up for the author program, but I rarely use it. I friended you because I love your writing. Keep up the good work!
Mike


message 2: by Lucy

Lucy Thank you for your note! I really enjoyed The Pot Thief Who Studied Ptolemy and I found a copy of The Pot Thief Who Studied Escoffier today.


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Mike,
Thanks for befriending me here as well as in real-life! Have you signed up for the Goodreads author program (http://www.goodreads.com/author/program)?


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