Friday Excerpt: More Stewart!

Friday Excerpt: More Stewart!

In my books and stories there is a character who recurs because people love him so much (and let me be honest, I’m pretty head over heels in love with him myself!). His name is Stewart and he defies the stereotype of what that name should mean. He’s a cool guy, at one time a pro-surfer, now taking classes to become a school teacher. He first showed up as the love interest in my debut novel, (W)hole. He had a small role in the sequel, Breath(e) and he’s shown up in a couple of his own short stories: Stewart’s Story (always free) and Stewart and Leah: Home for Christmas. Now there’s going to be an opportunity for even more Stewart! My books (W)hole and Breath(e) are being re-released by Dev Love Press, LLC. in October. Breath(e) will...

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Monday Book Review: Author Interview

The author of Lover’s Lame, last week’s book review, is here today to answer my questions! Welcome, Robert, and thanks for sharing your story with us…   1)      I have to assume this is fiction, though it reads a lot like a memoir. How would you classify this book? (i.e., romance? literary?) While writing the book, I did several Internet searches looking for novels written by people with disabilities about people with disabilities.  I found very few.  I do not dare to claim that ‘Lovers Lame’ is The Disability Novel, but one objective is to reclaim fiction about people with disabilities from the non-disabled writer.  It’s about asserting our presence, claiming our place in the culture.  I’m not a big fan of categories.  The book has a good dose...

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Monday Book Review: Lovers Lame

Lovers Lame by Robert Rudney I am going to be doing an interview with this author. Now that I’ve finished the book I need to ask him the questions! So stay tuned for that in the future. Review… Summary: Dave is born with a disability that affects his ability to use his left side, particularly his arm. He isn’t used to thinking of himself as disabled, however. He focuses on what he can do and doesn’t see himself as part of this “disabled” group. Then he loses his job and ends up helping out at a group called Abilities, which is focused on trying to encourage employers to give people with disabilities a chance. There Dave meets Jessica and falls hard for her. {I’m not sure how I feel about the title. On the one hand...

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