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Desperate Writers Can Become Publishers’ Victims

After spending two years researching and writing my book, I was anxious to find a publisher willing to print and distribute my manuscript. Of course, I hoped to find a “match made in heaven,” but instead I ended up “shaking … Continue reading

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“The Pale Blue Eye” and the “Real” Edgar Allan Poe.

The Netflix movie The Pale Blue Eye is a murder mystery that takes place at the United States Military at West Point. The Movie The Pale Blue Eye is a gothic mystery thriller film written and directed by Scott Cooper, adapted from the 2003 novel … Continue reading

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Sam’s Club Awards Grant to Plano Kiwanis

The Plano Kiwanis’ “Books and Buddies” program received a $500 grant from Sam’s Club. The grant, along with Plano Kiwanis funds, will be used to purchase bilingual books that will be given to Head Start children at an open house … Continue reading

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Charlotte the Elf

As some of you may know, Charlotte is a mischievous elf. She is employed by Santa Claus in his North Pole workshop. During the Christmas season, Charlotte makes unannounced visits to children around the world. Experts have not determined whether … Continue reading

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The Third Rebellion

The Third Rebellion is a novel about political and social unrest in the United States of America. The book is a work of fiction. The Third Rebellion is not a prediction of future events, a political manifesto, a condemnation of … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Texas Statesman

The revised and edited version of my biography of Ebenezer Allen is now available from Barnes and Noble Press. Who was this Man? Order Book The Forgotten Texas Statesman for $17.00 from Barnes and Noble Order E-Book The Forgotten Texas Statesman for … Continue reading

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The Woman King

The Woman King is a must viewing. Viola Davis is her great self. The Woman King is a true story that confirms that the all-female military regiment existed and was called the Agojie or Mino (Our Mothers). The Woman King … Continue reading

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“Finest non-fiction writing I’ve ever found”

I read Dave Lieber’s online column today where he quotes from World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle. Mr. Lieber called the piece the “finest non-fiction writing I’ve ever found.” Dave gave me permission to share this information. I think that … Continue reading

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Peace on Earth, Goodwill Toward Men

Our best wishes to you and your families. I hope this holiday that you take time for an extra hug for your family and friends. I hope this holiday you will… Love not hate Leave politics locked in a drawer … Continue reading

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Books Make Life Richer

On page E1 of the Saturday, November 27, 2021 issue of The Dallas Morning News, Ms. Tyra Damm authored an article entitled “Books expand our world, make life richer.” Ms. Damm is a Briefing columnist for the paper. Her article … Continue reading

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