Charles W. Bechtel

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in Spring Lake, NC, The United States
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Whatever comes near me, I take and store.

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Most recently released: 100 Shadows, meditation poems in tanka form

Available books:
The Lady from Spain novel
The Odor of Orchids novel
Book of Days novel
Sound Words Seen poetry
On Second Thoughts collected essays

The first five books in the series of six are presently available:
A Hole in the Water
Hell's Cold Furies
When the Ball Drops Foul
Running Before Thunder
And Then You Don't

All books available as e-books on Amazon.com.
Charles Bechtel is now working on A Hypocrisy of Oaths, the sixth in the series and last DREW NOLAN, reluctant detective, book.

His latest book, The Lady from Spain has been published and is now available on Amazon, Createspace and Smashwords


Born:
Spring Lake, North Carolina, April, 1953, fourth day, five minutes past midnight (
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A Life of Picasso, Vol. 1 by John  Richardson
A Life of Picasso, Vol. 1: The Early Years, 1881-1906
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A while back I found myself, a canoeist for many years, the pilot of a river raft full of terrified landlubbers. I was chosen as pilot because I had wrestled with rapids and quick waters often, and was trusted. About halfway through the trip we were ...more
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Welcome to the graveyard of forgotten poets. About half of these poets have been obliterated from discussions, another third hangs on as historically important, and about 20% heralded as Ist-icons of other some -Ism. Although Norton has selected a nu ...more
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To critique a first book for it's obvious flaws is ungenerous. To critique a book already a decade old is egoistic. To critique a book that earned a first time author 100 times what a decent book will earn its author may turn jealous, so all I have t ...more
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A friend sent me this book with either a compliment or a warning in the giving: she said it reminded her of my books/writing "style." (Note: style is to me much like an ostentation without more purpose than clamoring for attention.)

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