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A CATE BURNS' TSUNAMI

Posted by Daniel S. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, In : Author Introduction 
My writing and later authoring career began with "My Daily Diary," a padded pink vinyl diary with a well-used lock and key begun as soon as I could hold a pencil in my hand. Since then, I have filled many journals with life secrets, one volume being so unsettling to an inquisitive neighbor that she destroyed it rather than return it! It was in this way that I learned the power of truthful writing!


Luckily, I grew up in a family that loved word play, practical jokes and laughter. To this day, ...
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Autobiography of a Woman

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, June 4, 2012, In : Author Introduction 

My passion for writing started when I developed a fascination with different alphabets in kindergarten. I became a good speller, and then, I was constantly at the library checking out wordy books with fascinating stories and memorable characters. I started writing poetry in the sixth grade. In middle school, my sister pointed out to me that I had a knack for rhythm and words. It wasn’t until my senior year of high school when a fellow student asked me to autograph a poem I...


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In the Crucible of the 1960s and '70s

Posted by Daniel S. on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, In : Author Introduction 
Born in Santa Monica in 1947, Reilly Ridgell’s early life was defined by his father’s Air Force career. Moving every year or so, he spent time in California, Maine, Guam, Delaware, Illinois, and Colorado. Ridgell earned a Bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA in 1969.He moved on to UC Santa Barbara for graduate school as he earned a master’s degree, again in political science, in 1970.



His master’s degree proved to be useless in finding a job in the Los Angeles of 1970. Af...

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Meet Chan Kim Author Ilan Herman

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, May 9, 2011, In : Author Introduction 
I was jogging on the beach one autumn morning, the tide low and gray, when I saw an Asian woman standing barefoot in the sand, eyes set on the cloudy horizon. In her thirties, slender and youthful, she had dark hair in a thick braid and wore a light-brown dress that came down below her knees. I jogged by. I don’t think she noticed me. Her dreamy eyes seemed far, far away. I looked back one last time and took in her stoic gaze.



I wonder what she’s all about, I thought, and then I wrote a s...
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Meet Author S. Stanley Gordon, His Two Wives and Three Husbands

Posted by Daniel S. on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : Author Introduction 

Even though I have had several distinctly different careers during my lifetime, never in my wildest dreams would I ever have imagined that being an author would crown my later year accomplishments. But here I am, in my eighties, having my first book published….and planning more.

Well, that just shows how exciting life can be if you are open to new adventures.  And if you have LOVE in your life.  With two wives and three husbands (and a few amours in-between) I have certainly known love….an...
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THE MYTHICAL VOYAGE OF ROBIN YMER

Posted by Daniel S. on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : Author Introduction 
A French native, Robin Ymer, (Claude Aguilera's pen name for her mythical children's fantasy, MYTHICAL VOYAGE: THE TALE OF THE WHITE PONCA), spent her formative years in North Africa and France. Early in life, she manifested an interest in art. A dreamer and mediocre student in high school, she eventually boarded at the conservative "Maison de la Legion d'Honneur" in Saint Denis. There, Robin spent her free time drawing, and, after a summer stay in Sidmouth, England, she decided to study lang...
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Zachary M. Oliver Speaks Out on Education

Posted by Daniel S. on Thursday, November 18, 2010, In : Just Released 
Zachary M. Oliver Ed.D, author of FALLING BUT FULFILLED is a quiet man interested in developing himself, his family, and his community. He believes that we, as a species, can be better. He spends the days of his life filled with love as he encourages the students who desperately want to improve their lives, the teachers who seek to become more satisfied in their profession, and the professional community in Honolulu which shows so much promise.


Before arriving in Honolulu, Dr. Oliver grew up ...
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Don "Four Arrows" Trent on LAST SONG OF THE WHALES

Posted by Daniel S. on Sunday, September 19, 2010, In : Just Released 

After having authored nineteen non-fiction books on Indigenous worldviews, cultural hegemony, human rights, critical thinking and wellness, books that have been lauded by such thinkers as Noam Chomsky, Thom Hartmann, Sonita Gandhi, Dan Millman, Sam Keen, Vine Deloria, Jr., Eagleman and many of the world’s top environmental organizations, I think my first fiction book (not counting a children’s book I wrote in 1978), LAST SONG OF THE WHALES, might have a bigger impact on helping us return ...
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Larry Rodness, Proud Father of "Today I Am A Man"

Posted by Daniel S. on Sunday, February 7, 2010, In : Author Introduction 
Back in the late sixties my band was hired to perform at the opening of "Hair," the musical, in Toronto. For a musician to experience this seminal musical  about peace and love was a huge thrill, but let’s not kid ourselves - we were all there for the nude scene! The after-party was great and many of the cast came up and jammed with us into the wee small hours. From then on it seemed like every stage show had to have a nude scene.

I remember attending another such drama entitled "Dionysius ...
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Meet R. Page Kaufman

Posted by Daniel S. on Friday, August 28, 2009, In : Author Introduction 
It’s both a pleasure and an honor to be a part of the Savant Books & Publications Author’s Blog. But, it’s even a bigger thrill to introduce myself and my writing to you, the reading public.

I guess you could say that I’ve lived a pretty exciting and varied life; lots of places and experiences to draw from, all culminating with my first fiction novel, "Tropic of California: The Strains of Strauss."



I’m the original Southern California “dude” who, growing up, always enjoyed fun in ...

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