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Category: Uncategorized A Toast To Elmore Leonard

A toast to the recently departed author, Elmore Leonard.  I read almost all his novels, with the earlier ones his best. A toast to Elmore Leonard for snappy dialogue. A toast to Elmore Leonard for memorable characters A toast to Elmore Leonard for his excellent stories.  Several were made into movies, too.    I didn’t care for his later novels as

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Category: Uncategorized New short story – Mouths Of Madness

This story is based on a summer job I had in Fort Erie, Ontario. It was sold to Thistledown Press in 1998 for their anthology ‘Opening Tricks’ .  Louis Sebo was quite the character and this was my second job, up a notch from paperboy.  http://www.yatscoffbooks.com/short-stories/mouths-of-madness-ya-fiction/

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Category: Uncategorized Yahoo! for Final Response

Final Response, my 3rd firefighter novel, has been at Bookkus.com for a while now and has managed to get 14 reviews.  It’s closed now for discussion to see what it needs and/or goes to publishing.   It’s garnered a solid 4 star rating.  I’ll know in a few weeks whether or not it makes the cut.  It should.

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Category: Uncategorized Zombies: Fact or Fiction Are they Among us?

Okay, I do like the ‘Walking Dead’ TV series.  I don’t read Zombie books.  I don’t care about Zombies.  But from what I saw, maybe I should.  I was just at Slave Lake, Alberta catching the tastiest freshwater fish in the world: walleye/pickerel.   So I’m walking through the campsite and “Whoah!”  I see it.  Now I’m not so sure

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Category: Uncategorized VooDoo Bully update

Chapter 5 is going through my writer’s group and the reviews so far are excellent.  Michael, an elementary school teacher in the group really likes it.  The others like the characters especially the protagonist.

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Category: Uncategorized Another reason traditional publishers are in trouble

I dare you to explain what this book is about and why anyone would  publish it or even read it. Now I know what ‘pap’ means. Book review: Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life By Mike Doherty – Friday, March 15, 2013 at 8:00 AM – From Macleans magazine The 17th book by English psychoanalyst and literary professor

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Category: Uncategorized eBook quote

“Books are like gardens; a Kindle or an iPad like a supermarket – it makes life easier, but one doesn’t want to loiter in it.” –  Carmen Callil

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Category: Uncategorized News from Mexico – La mordida

I’ve been down here in Playa del Carmen with Gloria for three weeks now and have a few more to go.  So we rent a car and blast around and we pick up an American amigo, Chris, who just bought a unit at our condo complex.  We go to the big Pelican supermarket and pick up groceries and beer and

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Category: Uncategorized Great news from Bookkus!

Final Response, my 3rd firefighter eBook has made it to the 2nd stage at Bookkus Publishing.  I’d like to thank the reviewers who took time out to read the 3 sample chapters. My rating ended up  as a 4 star.  Now the entire manuscript will be read and deemed worthy.  I think people are hooked now and I believe my

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