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A new excerpt from Adam’s Stepsons is now available. Thanks are due to Cindy Harris, who kindly allowed me to post information about the book on her blog, Cindy’s Notebook. (The back cover blurb appears back to back for some reason, but that shouldn’t detract from the excerpt itself!) Check it out! https://blacklilackitty.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/adams-stepsons/
Recently I was interviewed by Literary Titan, who asked for background and philosophical underpinnings of my SF novella Adam’s Stepsons. Check it out! Source: What is Reality?
It’s the final day for the Goodreads Giveaway for Adam’s Stepsons! Enter by 5/17 for a chance to win 1 of 5 signed copies of “a masterful novella”!
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Category Archives: family outings
Last week, my youngest daughter turned 5. Because three of us (both daughters and myself) were recovering from the mumps, we cancelled her birthday party and rescheduled it for the 14th. As a reward to both girls for their hard … Continue reading
Friday, my two daughters (aged 7 and 4) and I set off on a four-hour bullet train (Shinkansen) ride without my wife. She did see us off at the Shin-Osaka bullet train station, but since she had a week-long business … Continue reading
Tomorrow is “Coming of Age Day” in Japan, when 20 year olds celebrate officially becoming “adults” in Japanese society. Today, my family went to a performance by a local civic group of The Ugly Duckling, billed as “a moving story … Continue reading
New Year’s lasts one night of drinks and one day of college football in the US, but in Japan the holidays lasts for three days. Actually, for many the New Year’s holidays start on December 29th, giving the typical worker a … Continue reading
After a series of fairly serious blog posts related to an ongoing complaint against Amazon (which was somewhat, but not entirely, resolved), I thought it was about time to post about a slightly more innocuous topic: Making pottery at the … Continue reading