MORE MORE TIME

July 21, 2015
“Max yawned and began to stretch, stopping short when the pain in his neck shot down his arm. He walked back into his room, sat on the bed, and then lay back, pulling the sheet up to his chin. He rolled over onto his left side. His head sank deep into the pillow, and he closed his eyes. The events of the day receded into the darkness. His breathing deepened and slowed as exhaustion took over. The room was quiet. A mourning dove cooed outside his bedroom window. Just as sleep was about to overtake him, Max's eyes shot open again. He sat bolt upright. This time it wasn't necessary to cup his ears. They were back, The Words, clearer than before.”



 I am very excited about my latest work, entitled More More Time (2015). The title comes from a game I used to play with our oldest granddaughter. In this story, Maxwell Ruth, a cantankerous, old high school history teacher falls down his basement stairs. Soon thereafter he starts hearing “The Words” over and over again -- endingtimeendingtimeendingtime -- and his life is changed forever.

In this story we learn about the lives, loves, and losses of six characters, each of which is searching for something. Hargrove, Max’s buttoned-up friend with a dark secret; Hargrove’s wife, Gwen, who is re-making herself as she heals from depression and grief; and their never to be forgotten daughter, Sally; Beth, a massage therapist, surmounting a history of child sexual abuse; her husband, Bob, a man at loose ends who is looking for a purpose; and Constance, whose love and joie de vive is the medicine to change Max’s life.

I especially enjoyed how the characters in this story evolved. They are lively, funny, at times; a little bit lost or wounded, yet resilient and hopeful.  Through them, I explore issues that we all have to address in our lives. How do we make relationships work? What is the impact of loss on our lives? How do we use the time allotted to us, even though we have no idea how much time we actually have? I think that we are always wrestling with these questions; we are always looking for answers. It is through this process that we make sense of our lives and give them meaning."

David B. Seaburn
Author of
     Charlie No Face (Savant 2011)
     Chimney Bluffs (Savant 2012)
     More More Time (Savant 2015)

 

BALLERINA BIRDIES

June 30, 2015

What would the world be like if our children ceased to pursue their dreams? How dismal it would be without their expression! their song, their dance!


"That just cannot happen!
Get up little cutie.
Impressive art takes work,
The world needs your beauty!"

The birds in Ballerina Birdies know how to enjoy themselves, but they also know how rewarding hard work and discipline can be. Birds of all shapes and sizes are included, lest we miss out on anyone's talents. While this book will definitely be a...

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THE STORY OF ELAINE OF CORBENIC

April 24, 2015
Corbenic's valley lay hidden, in a corner of Lystenoys close by the sea, and it was not wholly by chance that any man found his way there, including Launcelot.

It was spring when he came; the hills of the valley were verdant, the gorse yellow all about, and the evening mists fragrant.  She was not looking for love that day…

She was Elaine, daughter of the fisher king and of the lineage of the grail keepers, and the mystery of the grail, the sacred cup that lay within Corbenic's walls, was in ...
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FLIGHT OF DESTINY

April 8, 2015
FLIGHT OF DESTINY commences with a problem that everyone faces at one time or another:  The task of placing a name, can be niggling, but what if this task becomes an obsession and the person behind the name a dark specter? In the second story, two parents’ worst nightmare emerges when their cherished infant goes missing. In this case it’s the fault of the father, and while neither can forgive him, does all the blame really lie with him? The third story, “Opium” explores Oscar Wilde’...
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WRITTEN IN THE STARS

March 18, 2015
Many people go through life thinking that they are stuck—it might be a lower socioeconomic status, it might be a grueling job, it might be an unhealthy relationship—but even when all hope seems lost, some people can find the spark of hope. It is the singular star in a night sky that can guide the way. Despite the feeling that some things are set in stone, Written in the Stars is an anthology that says no, that's wrong. Nothing is set in stone, and everything can get better. It may take ti...
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THE DR. IS IN...OR IS HE OUT?

September 5, 2014
My newest release, THE HANGING OF DR. HANSON (Savant 2014), already began receiving wide spread interest and acclaim even before it was released. It's the tale of Dr. Hanson Bumgardner, better known as "Dr. Hanson." The story is set in the tumultuous mid-1800's when historic forces were driving the United States of America towards what seemed to be certain self-destruction.



Hanson Bumgardner is an historical figure. Researching his life, especially on the Western plains and during the Civil W...
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IN THE EYES OF THE SON

July 28, 2014
IN THE EYES OF THE SON (Savant 2014) is a fictional novel about a man's struggle to create a place for himself. Like Peter, the protagonist, I spent years building a life that was sound and stable, while trying to achieve success in a field of uncertainties. What I went through since my youth in Holland became the inspiration for Peter's story.



Peter dreamt of life with a camera. His left-wing father, Eduard – a journalist and former WWII photographer – at first supports his son’s ambit...
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"LITERARY MASTERPIECES" AND AUTHOR/BOOK PARTIES

July 19, 2014
Richard Rose recently hosted a combined author/book release party with great success, his newly released THE LAZARUS CONSPIRACIES receiving accolades as a "masterpiece."



Way to go Richard!  Check out this books great review in the Huffington Post at

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sugar-rautbord/post_7722_b_5398607.html

and this other great review in Chicago's "I On The Scene" at

http://ionthescene.com/2014/07/11/the-chicago-premier-of-the-lazarus-conspiracies-richard-roses-new-murder-mystery-mast...
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VOLUTIONS

June 22, 2014
If you read The Paris Review; if you listen to NPR; if Tom Robbins makes your head spin while your heart sinks because, face it, you'll never make woo-woo magic with words the way he does; if Keats, Yeats, Joyce, or maybe T.S Eliot is a favorite, you'll particularly love this year's Savant Poetry Anthology, VOLUTIONS.



Another way of saying this, is if you have ever loved anyone, anything or any place so rightly or so wrongly that it hurt, hated (yes, hated) injustice, or thought poetry ought...
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Living in IMMINENT DANGER with LAWYERS

March 11, 2014
When A. G. Hayes' new action-adventure spy book, the third in the Koski and Falk series, IMMINENT DANGER (Savant 2014) was released, I for one, didn't expect it to mirror the mood of today's times and conditions quite so vividly. In the book, a rock-star/religious extremist attempts a 9/11 "comeback" by orchestrating the mass assassination of the world's religious leaders, including the Pope, at an Easter sunrise service at the Hollywood Bowl. Only Koski and Falk, two of Cerebrus' most experi...
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