K. Velk

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"Scratch a lawyer and you will find a novelist" (and a lawyer who needs a bandage).

I am paraphrasing someone famous. Someone French, I think, though I couldn't find the source just now... Anyway, that's me. A forty-something lawyer who finally got a part-time lawyer gig six years ago and promptly started writing the book I had always felt I would someday write. (Up,Back,and Away). It's a time-travel adventure story about a cosseted 15-year-old boy from suburban Dallas who is sent back in time (on a vintage English three-speed) to 1928 and across the sea to England. There, he is to retrieve a girl with a gift who was born at the wrong time, and to uncover a secret that was not meant to be, ad then return home with them both. The book is a b
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K. Velk Activating your own brain! Seeing things in new ways because of the problems you have to solve in your writing. Adding a writing dimension to your own…moreActivating your own brain! Seeing things in new ways because of the problems you have to solve in your writing. Adding a writing dimension to your own existence. (less)
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Hello to any and all stopping by after picking up the e-book during that recent price promotion.  I hope you will like it and tell your friends.  If you don't it you can keep that to yourself. (Kidding! [sort of]). 

I'm vowing (again) to get back to work on my work-in-progress, another story for children (sort of - advanced, unusual children).  What's that old quip? "I love deadlines, especiall... Read more of this blog post »
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La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
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“A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.”
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“He found there, as so many have before and since, that misery shrivels in the presence of a glass case full of baked goods.”
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