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Steven E. Wedel

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Born and raised an Okie, Wedel typically sets his stories somewhere in Oklahoma's diverse landscape. He began writing in high school in the early 1980s and never stopped. He currently lives in central Oklahoma with his dog Bubba. Besides writing, he earns his living as a high school English teacher. ...more

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Steven E. Wedel I'm not sure what this has to do with books or reading, and I don't know where you're getting your information. Here's an article with statistics abou…moreI'm not sure what this has to do with books or reading, and I don't know where you're getting your information. Here's an article with statistics about American generosity: http://www.philanthropyroundtable.org... Here's another that compares American generosity to other Western nations: http://www.philanthropyroundtable.org...

I can tell you from personal experience that when we have some sort of disaster, whether it's a massive tornado or a terrorist attack, Americans come together to take care of those in need. Individuals buy and donate items and businesses contribute, such as when a major brewery stops producing beer to can thousands of gallons of water. We've had a lot of disasters here in Oklahoma, and after each one you'll find people helping with clean up, stockpiles of food, bottled water, clothes, etc. waiting for those in need.

We certainly have our issues in America, and we have corporations that seem to operate without ethics, but for the most part I think you'd find the average American to be pretty compassionate toward his fellow man.(less)
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2020 Books in Review

So, I lowered my standards in 2020 and set my Goodreads reading goal at 45 instead of 50. I read 46 books, though one isn’t listed on Goodreads and therefore my list only shows 45. Eh. Whatevs. As usual, this list won’t include rereads, like The Grapes of Wrath or The Chronicles of Narnia (by the way, I read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe three times). So, without further ado, here are the

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Description: Keith’s mother is dead, but that doesn’t mean she’s stopped trying to help him turn his life around. His dad, however, doesn’t see any reason he or Keith should stop drinking or using drugs. Ashlie and her two best friends have never known real love. When the girls take a road trip to go shopping, they stumble upon a book in an estate sale that might be the answer to their romantic problems. When the school’s renowned drug user approaches Ashlie, she doesn’t think there’s any way she’d ever fall for Keith. As her friends use the grimoire to wreak havoc on the boys of the school who have mistreated them, Ashlie can’t help but wonder if Keith’s interest is real or the result of the spells her friends claim to be creating. Then their rural Oklahoma high school erupts in chaos and the unlikely couple have to fight against the evil that has been unleashed on their small town. AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER IN PAPERBACK AND FOR KINDLE AT AMAZON.COM. RELEASE DATE IS JUNE 7, 2016.
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Steven Yodamom wrote: "Hi Steven. I see you are reading The Little French Bistro. I hope you it as much as I did.
Good reading"


I'm loving it so far. I saw your review and you liked the same things about it I'm enjoying. It may turn out to be better than The Little Paris Bookshop, and that's my favorite book I've read so far this year.


message 11: by Yodamom

Yodamom Hi Steven. I see you are reading The Little French Bistro. I hope you it as much as I did.
Good reading


Cristina Sburlea Hi, I am organizing a giveaway. On December 8, I will send out a copy of my epic fantasy novel titled Creatures of Darkness and Light - titans, humans, and the beasts and my paranormal fantasy novel titled 300 Years of Sin (btw, there are no sparkly vampires here, but there's quite the body count), each e-book will go to a different person. Those who want to participate have to like and leave a comment (on my FB wall) with the name of the e-book they want. If you would like to participate, you can check out my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/MariaCristin... or my Goodreads page blog.


Cristina Sburlea thank you for accepting my friend request :)


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Mary Simmons Thanks for the friendship.


Steven Hayden wrote: "Hey, Steven! Thanks for the add. Loved AFTER OBSESSION!

-Hayden"


Thanks, Hayden! I'm really glad to hear that.


hayden Hey, Steven! Thanks for the add. Loved AFTER OBSESSION!

-Hayden


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Lee Thanks for being my goodreads buddy, Steven!

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Beverly I can't seem to get the author thing to work. Can you contact me by email and explain how I get to do this? I want to list my books and be listed on the author site, but I'm obviously missing something as I can't seem to make it work. I'm such a luddite!


Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me today. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.

-Jeremy


Courtney Thanks for the add! I loved Shara and just got a copy of Murdered by Human Wolves!


Jeremy Thanks for the goodreads friendship, Steven!

Here’s wishing you a nifty new 2008 filled with noiseless noses, neato nicknames, noble Nebraskans, gnarly narcoleptic nebulas, and novel novels about nut-eating narwhals and novercaphobic gnats.

I thought I'd let you know that my novel “Vacation” has been nominated for the best Horror Novel of 2007 in the Preditors & Editors Readers' Poll. So far it's ranked 3rd.

In case you're interested in voting (today's the last day to vote), feel free to visit the website by clicking here:
http://www.critters.org/predpoll/nove...

Thanks again!

-Jeremy :)

PS—if you do decide to vote, you should know that you need to validate the vote by clicking on the validation link in the email they send you.

"Shipp's clear, insistant voice pulls you down into the rabbit hole and doesn't let go."
--Jack Ketchum

"[Vacation] is an intriguing, challenging, literate, provocative novel I'm not sure I understand and suspect I'm not meant to… I recommend it to those who find reality boring; it may make them see it in new ways."
—Piers Anthony


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