‘My Hometown Fans’ (2015)

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Welcome to the Local Authors section.

Three years have gone by, and my hometown library still has not restored my books to their place in the Young Readers section: they remain exiled to the Local Authors ghetto, where no one in his right mind will ever find them.


Not to be a snob: but in this age of easy self-publishing, I don’t think people understand how blisteringly hard, trying, tortuous, soul-harrowing, and gut-wrenching it is to get your work published by a real publisher and get paid for it. I actually achieved that–but only after years of heartache.

So to get tossed off as “probably one of those self-published Local Authors writing about the kids he played horseshoes with in 1962”–well, that rankles. Like it would be impossible for a yokel like me ever to write something that anybody would pay to publish.

I still can’t get anybody around here to read my stuff.

3 comments on “‘My Hometown Fans’ (2015)

  1. Father, in Yeshua’s name, we pray for a turn around in this situation. I know you want only the best for your children.

  2. Matthew 13:57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.

    1. I wouldn’t dare call myself a prophet. Just an aging fantasy writer who had to knock himself out to get published.

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