IN COLOR EBOOK AND PAPERBACK OR BLACK AND WHITE PAPERBACK ON AMAZON   Danny Yukon and the Secrets of the Amazing Lamp is the story of a young boy who overcomes the loss of his father —a U.S. soldier serving in Afghanistan. As a result of the tragedy, Danny becomes mute. At night, his dreams are haunted by a ferocious tiger. It is not until his uncle gives Danny an [...]

  IN EBOOK ON AMAZON. SOON TO BE AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK. “John Holmes was every man’s gigolo, a polyester smoothie with a sparse mustache, a flying collar and lots of buttons undone. He wasn’t threatening. He chewed gum and overacted. He took a lounge singer’s approach to sex, deliberately gentle, ostentatiously artful, a homely guy with a pinkie ring and a big dick who was convinced he was every woman’s [...]

WADD: The Life & Times of John C. Holmes   Book Review: A New Generation of Great Literary Journalists Mark H. Massé, Ball State University    

the link: Stopping the Road: The Campaign Against the Trans-Sierra Highway BY JACK LUNCHIN Book by: Jack Fisher, 2014 The Sager Group, 174 pp., paperback Believe it or not, for many years, the idea of extending State Highway 203 past Mammoth Mountain Inn, down to Red Meadows, and then across the Sierra Nevada to Fresno was not only considered a good idea (on a statewide level), but a foregone conclusion. [...] Ex-Stanislaus County offcial tells of sexual assault in new book By Garth Stapley, Modesto Bee   Sharing through a new book the gripping account of how she was ambushed, beaten and sexually assaulted 20 years ago helped bring a new layer of peace, says Karen Mathews, the Stanislaus County clerk-recorder from 1990 to 2001 and a recent congressional candidate. “It’s a little scary to put something out there, but it seems like [...]

link:   This book is now a part of the library at the Craftsmanship Museum in Carlsbad, CA. In it, Walt Harrington examines what makes a craftsman tick. He acknowledges right up front that words, not tools are his thing. He is a writer, not a builder. Many of his friends and acquaintances, however, went on to become fine craftsmen, and he began to wonder what made them different. It [...]