This book is bargain priced from 12/26/2013 until 01/01/2018
Okay, this ebook is no threat to the great poets of all time. On the other hand, if you want a book that will be a friend for life, this book should be your choice, even if your companion may be a bit silly or absurd at times. On the other hand, you might find some wonderful epiphanies among these twenty-eight light verses, as when the heartwarming Comet explains why one date is “The most important day in American history”, or when a mother crick gives advice to her son, or when a narrator explains the real meaning of Stonehenge. Tom Paine (he of the American Revolution) is here, his life spared by ironic circumstances. Jodie becomes friends with Hannibal. A woman explains why boy friends are like Wet Paint signs. And much, much, much more. Someone please send this book to the Pulitzer Prize committee.
Targeted Age Group: Everyone who “likes to laugh”
Book Price: $2.99
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I write in many genres, but when I write as a humorist I try to make sure that my words are never hurtful or cruel. I do not consider any verse or prose that demeans others for no reason to be “humor”. If I target a real person, I want to be sure that person will laugh at what I have written. (“Jodie gets fired from the FBI” is an example of gentle satire.)
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
I am a follower of Rocky the Rock–the Rocky movement believes that a world-wide effort to eradicate egotism will bring peace and happiness. Therefore, for me, it might be inappropriate to give advice to other writers.
I have written since elementary school. I had excellent instruction. Unfortunately every time that I was about to give Tolstoy or Hemingway a run for their money, a funny idea would pop into my head and I knew I would have to expand on it before I could write anything else. Even my name is based on a humorous inspiration. I was in a coffee shop more than thirty years ago when I first saw one of those bilingual ‘Wet Floor’ signs and the proverbial light bulb lit itself. God bless the maintenance workers of the world for the millions of dollars of free publicity they have given me over the years. If only people would stop confusing me (Piso Mojado) with my most famous fictional character.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I had so many inspirations. Emily is a real person who lived in a log cabin. Comet and I went to grade school together. “Enhancing the romantic mood” is about my own awkwardness. In spite of all the pain and tragedy and senseless violence that is part of modern life, there are moments of warmth and compassion and humor that I try to capture and pass on to my readers.
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