Category Archives: Reading

“The Elephants Eyes” – Free Short Story Offer

For five days, from Saturday August 30th to Wednesday September 3rd, my short story “The Elephant’s Eyes” will be available for free download on Amazon.com here. Stop in and pick up a copy. Here’s what it’s about: In the midst … Continue reading

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“The Disappearance of Juliana and Invisible People: Two Fantasies” free short story offer

For five days, from Monday August 25th to Friday August 29th, the short story compilation “The Disappearance of Juliana and Invisible People: Two Fantasies” will be available for free download at Amazon.com here. Stop in and pick up a copy. … Continue reading

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“Fear or Be Feared” Free Short Story Offer

For five days, from Wednesday August 20th to Sunday August 24th, my short story “Fear or Be Feared” will be available for free download at Amazon.com here. Stop in and pick up a copy. Here’s what it’s about: A teenage … Continue reading

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“Lady Linguist” – Free Short Story Offer

For five days, from Sunday June 29th to Thursday July 3rd, my short story “Lady Linguist” will be available for free download on Amazon.com here. Stop in and pick up a copy. Here’s what it’s about: After a near break-in … Continue reading

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“Opting In” – Free Short Story Offer

For five days, from Thursday June 19th to Monday June 23rd, my short story “Opting In” will be available for free download on Amazon.com here.  Stop in and pick yourself up a copy.  Here’s what it’s about: An old man, … Continue reading

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Faux Book Review: Reviews and Reflections on Books, Literature, and Writing by John Walters

Why is this a faux, or fake, book review?  Because it’s a review of my own book.  My plan earlier in the week had been to use this week’s blog post to merely announce the publication of this book, and … Continue reading

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On the Publishing of Independent Short Stories

Usually I do not make a special announcement when one of my short stories gets published digitally as an individual entity.  I wait until I collect the stories together in both print and digital form, and then I let you … Continue reading

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Why I Write Book Reviews

Writing book reviews grew out of my desire to create a blog.  I wanted a web presence to accompany the publication of my books.  In the beginning I wasn’t sure exactly what I would write about, though I had a … Continue reading

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Why Reading Gets Me Off

My youngest son has recently caught on to the joy of reading.  It happened abruptly, and when it did it snowballed or avalanched into an all-consuming passion.  The catalyst was a book that sparked his interest – nothing more.  But … Continue reading

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Getting Old: A Journal; Part Two: Good Stuff

I hadn’t intended to write more about getting old, at least not soon, after I had finished the first part of this journal.  Down the road a bit, yes, but not soon.  However, while contemplating it during a walk under … Continue reading

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