Friday, January 19, 2018

Immortality of the past - and old Marine poem

This morning a friend messaged me saying "I was going through an old photo album and found this..."

I had friended Brian after mistaking him for a high school buddy. He and I have never actually met in person, but have been FB friends for several years. We were both in the Marines about the same time, but unlike me, he went on to a career in Force Recon, while I was an admin before being put out on a medical. He's helped me with technical details in some of my books.
The image is a photocopy of a poem I wrote in 1988, as a 19-year-old private while in a medical rehab platoon recovering from two broken ankles. One of the Drill Instructors liked it and let me make a couple photocopies in our office, one of which he kept, the other was framed and hung in our barracks. Apparently, it got out from there because somehow it ended up in Brian's photo-album.
Amazing how something we said or did decades ago can pop up again years later. Makes me think of the effect our daily, often unthinking actions can have even decades later for those whom we contact, even those we don't realize we've touched.
Semper Fidelis.
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Friday, September 12, 2014

What is it like to write a book?

Someone asked, "What is it like to write a book?"

It’s like entering a dark cavern through an opening barely large enough for my body. Once inside wet drips echo from far in the back, so I know it is deep. My footsteps reverberate off the walls, telling me it is wide. A cool smelling breeze hisses above of my head, this is a very tall space. I light a match and catch a glimpse of detailed cave paintings, colorful beasts and men, stars and trees, river...things.

A throaty rumble from far within and my match burns out. Something lives in here. I can no longer see the entrance. I must go through, deeper in, farther down. Escape is only possible through forward motion.

I hear whispered voices.

…it is not the voices of my Leprechaun friends….
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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Contest: How many errors can you find?

How many errors can you find in this letter to an author met at a book signing on a rainy day?

Everyone who gets it right will receive a free ebook copy of my novel, MIDNIGHT SUN

Deer Author,

I enjoyed meeting ewe at you’re book singing, I came with my made who is a compete fan of yores. She sed I must complement you on your choice of locals.

You have a wanderful friendly personality as evidenced bye all those pubic smiles, shakes, and even hugs you shared with strangers. You seam to have a talent for touching people in pubic that makes it the climax of a lifetime. For instance as you were packing up to go two pretty young sisters came in only too learn, much two they’re constipation, that they’d missed the singing. Butt you gave them a powerfully energenic three-way pubic hug that left them breathless with your firm grasp of their desire’s.

As it reigned outside, they stood in under wear the tall decorative plants kept you protractively close and you put your arms all over them saving them from the ailments. All of you like that, warm and cozy, inside their under wear you could affectively effect they’re effection’s in a physically touching way.

I stood their griping my newly singed addition of you’re latest navel, watching in aw you’re menny gentle ax of pubic kindness. I nearly spilled coffee on my khaki docker’s as the scene had me peaked, exited at witnessing the tender stroking of their needy soles.

I was truly empressed. I think it'd be grate to put two gather your talent for pubic appearances, your general willingness to touch other people, and your wonderfully deffective energy at book singings by staging what I wood caul “A Touching Pubic Singing” with other fallow authors, many of whom I am certain would come with their spouses and significant udders.

Wee, that is my made and me, are egg cited to have mitt yew, and are looking four word to meating you again in neer few sure.


Literally Reeder
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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Regarding Editing First Drafts:

I often fight this battle in a bottle with a paddle and the paddle hits my noodle and my poodle in a panic piddles puddles on the ruggles and the words become all muddled, and the misses then insistses that I'm just a fuddie-duddle. It's the all to common, call yer mom'n, Sunday sermon bit'o learnin', whirly birdie, should'a heardie answer to the question that'yer askin'. I'm a put'm inner, take'm outer, turn-about & shout it louder kinda guy.

And there you have it, indubitably.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Kickstarting my New Series - ICE HAMMER

Ever wish you could help encourage your favorite authors to get their next book out faster? Well, here's a chance ... at least if I fall into that category that is.

Putting the Power in Your Hands

I have posted a new project on a website called . At Kickstarter writers, artists, inventors, etc are able to post projects to find folks willing to pledge financial support to help get the projects from dream phase into real life. Those who pledge get products in exchange for their dollars, ranging from books to audiobooks, to the writer pulling silly stunts like jumping into an icy lake in Alaska and putting it TV.

The New Series

ICE HAMMER. A new series.

Ice Hammer is a three book fiction series seen through the eyes of a family ripped apart by invasion and the ensuing war that consumes the North American continent, including their home state of Alaska. It is not about the bigger political game that stands behind all war, but it is about the lives, the loves and the bitter struggles of those trying to survive to see another day.
Waiting for my next novels to come out?

What Can You Do?
The pledges I collect from this project will go directly towards subject matter research, topic specific training, recording studio upgrades, book formatting, cover art, and distribution/marketing.
Want to help me get my new series onto paper? Here's how:

1. Click this link to go to my Kickstarter Project Page
2. Watch the video and read the text to make this is a project you want to support
3. Select a dollar amount / award level you think fits you
4. Make the pledge!

It's that easy.

You don't actually pay anything unless and until I reach my minimum goal. Once that is reached the pledges are collected and the project goes into over drive. If it is not reached, we all shake hands and say "Good-game, good-game." and walk off the field to prepare for another go at it in the future.

I am confident that you folks can make this a reality. Head on over to my Kickstarter Project Page and make your pledge. Then tell your relative, friends, neighbors, co-workers, strangers in the grocery store, and so on.

Thanks in advance.
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