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My Favorite Banned Books: The Grapes of Wrath

Like most people trundled through the American public school system, I was coerced into reading a selection of “classical” literature as a teen. Because I didn’t like the way it was taught in my district—all this emphasis on theme and … Continue reading

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Playing Charlie Cool: Sneak Peek

Hi, everyone! While Art Dude is finishing the cover, I’d like to share an excerpt from Playing Charlie Cool. The e-book is available for pre-order on Amazon. You can save a buck by ordering now at the introductory price, and it will be delivered to … Continue reading

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Big News!

I’m so excited to start spreading the news. (So excited, apparently, that I’m making tortured New York, New York puns.) Playing Charlie Cool, (the sequel to short story The Picture of Cool) is in final editing and will be available the … Continue reading

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The World Inside a Book

Reading is a huge part of my life. I have my parents to thank for that, because they always encouraged us to read and value books. They read to my two brothers and me when we were small, and there … Continue reading

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Broken Things: Four-minute Fiction

Four minutes this week for JD Mader’s Friday Freewrite. Here are two of the pieces I posted. Four seems like a luxury after all those two-minute timed freewrites, but when you sink into something, it doesn’t feel that long at … Continue reading

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Genre Bender

I hate genres. No, put down the torches and pitchforks; I don’t mean genre fiction. Genre fiction is fabulous. But fitting into one of those slots? I’m having a harder time there. It’s been a problem ever since I finished … Continue reading

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A Sort-of Poem

I’m not a poet. Don’t worry; I won’t do this to you that often. Just a few Saturday-night thoughts on a Sunday. —— Walt Disney’s Legacy Prince Charming isn’t coming. He got lost trying to find the bus schedule and … Continue reading

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