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A GHOST FOR GINGER LEE

I'm going to throw this out to my audience knowing this is only the beginning of the last narrative in my GHOST RUNNERS series. Let me know if you like it, or just let it be.  It's going out free from me. Now, if a publisher or agent wants to make whoppee with me, that's another story.  But first draft promise is to my audience here.   “Each must journey for himself to the country whose margin lies just beyond the bounds of our everyday life, and yet is as strange and as vast as the sea.”[1]   CHAPTER 1   Dearest Ruby:       He calls it a diagnosis but how can I trust the physician who hears a cash register as he puts the stethoscope to my heart? It is funny, though, how the worn down infrastructure can bring the whole building down. Time will pass, and we...
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Authors of the Books We Read III

Interview with Anthony Pathfinder about the challenges of publishing in today’s market About the Author Anthony Pathfinder was born in Kingston, Jamaica and moved to the United States as a child. A voracious reader, his love of reading subsequently led to his writing a selection of short stories as a teenager. He has published seven novels. He does not categorize, classify or put a label on what he writes e. g. Romance, Suspense, Adventure, Thriller, Urban Fiction, Action and Horror. That said, he’s building his readership daily and is currently working on a truth based story entitled, Treasure. He's writing a screenplay for his first novel Fair Game. Anthony is also an editor, proofreader, graphic designer, reviewer and contributing writer for the Urban Book Source. Writing is his life! He lives and breathes to write. To find out more about him please visit his website  What drives you to write and...
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AUTHORS DO MORE THAN WRITE BOOKS

Sal at Computer.1998
  It takes a great deal of courage to submit a manuscript for possible publication. Many writers spend months, even years, putting down on paper what they feel will be, if not the Great American Novel, then at least a darn good one. They look back with pleasure on the long hours of pounding the keyboard in producing that first draft. With less excitement they recall the grueling days and nights editing that first attempt into something they hope will be presentable in the marketplace. Writing is a mixed bag of joy and woe. Who among writers have not delighted in the birth of an idea they recognize as plot-worthy? How many sleepless nights did they toss in bed, head filled with scenes and characters and lines of clever dialogue? Life itself seems to revolve around that one conviction: I can write this book. Readers will love it so much they’ll...
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Copyright

© (C) 2013 Salvatore Buttaci

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THE RIGHT VOICE OF THE NOVEL

While swimming, or walking Caesarian on the shores off Coney Island, I am reminded that less than a year ago,my precious ocean over-turned, and we were greeted by the fish and the mud and the debris of other shores.When my beautiful granddaughter, Aria, was born, and my second son married this past August, I thought about completeness. I thought GHOST RUNNERS and THE WHITE BRIDGE were also my legacy. When I collaborated with Anya Z to produce the cover for THE WHITE BRIDGE, I was elated.GHOST RUNNERS is a novel about the suppression of the American Dream. My dream was to TELL this story, to shout it from the highest rafters. The story took me 27 years to write. THE WHITE BRIDGE taught me never to be silent in the face of tyranny. THE WHITE BRIDGE is nothing unless it has the widest berth to transcend the scourge of fascism. Two...
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A Patient in Time: Jojutsu

Along with the rest of my books, A patient in time: Jojutsu is an at times riveting, at others difficult and at still yet others colourful mix of short stories (parables) and frivolousies taken from difficult moments in my life, and ripped to the page for all to see. Also concerns my (beginning) investigations into martial arts on the web. In pursuit of the goal of excellence, A Patient in Time: Jojutsu is divided into two parts. The first, is mostly a collection of stories and self driven narrative. Eclectic as it is deep, this section of the book also introduces the reader both into my writing style, and my (via my protagonist Jojo) way of living.It is from this that the second half of the book takes its manifest. Jojutsu is a style like none before it. Also chistened by the author is ‘Fa chi dao’ or weak monkey style,...
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