Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Interview with Nathan Chandler, author of Warrior of the Way


Warrior of the WayTitle: Warrior of the Way
Author: Nathan Chandler
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 376
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Ebook
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Civil war is a curse that touches everyone, including King Tashdar of the Mulamar. When he is ordered by a powerful and mysterious stranger to send warriors toward Kanai and Kadisha to slaughter everyone, Tashdar has no choice but to obey. As the Hebari emperor’s palace is invaded, only one man escapes—a captain of the guard to whom the emperor has entrusted the safety of his remaining two children. Moments later, the emperor’s legacy is erased from the face of the earth. More than forty years later, Pasha Nuvahli of the Sashramans tribe, greatest of the king’s warriors, is devastated when his wife is murdered and his son is kidnapped. Overcome with despair as war and a dangerous sorcerer threaten the southern tribes, Pasha soon finds himself in a crisis of faith as he ponders why Daiyu has allowed such sorrow to befall him. But after he learns of an ancient prophecy and his hidden connection to the last emperor of the south, Pasha is sent by King Juktan to seek an alliance with the five other Hebari tribes and lead them against an ancient enemy from the north. Suddenly, his life takes on a new meaning. In this compelling story, a worried king looks to his greatest warrior to unify the south with the hope the young soldier can save his people before all is lost forever.

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Can you please tell us about your book and why you wrote it?

'Warrior of the Way' is a story set in a mystical Eastern and Africanesque setting full of diverse characters. The story depicts tribes that are in perpetual conflict, who must rise up to confront a challenge that affects them all. The story centers on the warrior Pasha Nuvahli of the Sashraman tribe who by his connection to the last emperor of the South must try to unite these tribes while confronting spiritual problems concerning his faith in the god of his people. Pasha is a very vulnerable character with deep emotional damage which is a result of violent family tragedies and murders which he witnessed as a child and later as a man. Pasha has to reconcile these deep fissures in his emotional health while mustering the courage to lead his people against an ancient enemy who challenges them and could destroy them all. Its a very diverse story with a lot of character introspection concerning the role of faith and spirituality in one's life.

I wrote this book for many reasons. The first has to do with providing more diverse content to the world of Fantasy. My second reason was using Pasha's spiritual introspection as part of my own reflection my relationship with my faith and the needs I had and the challenges I was facing. I wrote the story for those who like stories with spiritual/mystical elements set in diverse far off worlds with complicated characters who we love and hate all at the same time. I wrote the story for men, women. I included strong female characters in the story who are compassionate yet strong willed and serene. I wrote the story people who are spiritual or religious and I wrote it for people who are skeptical or questioning the role of faith and spirituality in their own lives. 

What were some of the biggest challenges you faced writing it?

The hardest part was learning how to structure my story, how to make it flow right and how to set the tone of the tale. I had to learn how to consider the needs of my readers while reconciling their needs with my need to create. That is something my brother Andrew helped me with. 

Do you plan subsequent books?

Yes I plan on writing more books. I hope to make my 'Warrior of the Way' story into a series later on. Right now I'm working on another story that I hope to publish.

When and why did you begin writing?

I started writing when I was 13. I always wanted to create and writing provided me with the best method for doing so.

What is your greatest strength as an author?

My greatest strength as an author is that I'm always reconsidering how I tell the story and figuring better ways to tell it. I never look at what I've writen and remained content with it. I always search for better ways to tell my story until I can't find any. I have a strong imagination and alot of ideas, sometimes I have writer's block but it never lasts more than a day.

Did writing this book teach you anything?

Writing this book taught me how a story should flow in order for your reader to best follow it and understand it. When I started writing I only thought of myself and getting everything in my mind down on paper. That's important but I learned that I needed to respect the needs of the reader as well. 


Nathan Chandler received an associate’s degree in technical Spanish translation from Oklahoma State University–Oklahoma City and currently attends the University of Oklahoma, where he is majoring in international business with an emphasis in Chinese language. Nathan resides in Norman, Oklahoma, where he continues to write.

Interview with Leela Hope, author of Derek The Dragon - Childrens Book Collection

Leela Hope is a writer with over 22 years of experience in writing endearing children's fiction. Her lively characters have entranced and captivated her audience, and she has taken great joy in writing the three series of books, each beautifully illustrated with love and care. Her stories concentrate on the adventures of floppy eared bunnies and wide-eyed children learning lessons in life, before returning home wiser and eager for sleep. leela hope writes her stories to entertain the very young, but also to educate. Her vision is always of a parent sitting on a child's bed, reciting the stories each night, while the young one drifts off to sleep, lulled into a dream world full of fun and adventure.

From her very earliest years of childhood, Leela made up stories in her head, telling them to her younger brother and sister. The stories flowed easily from her mind, and it wasn't long before she realized she had a gift for writing. By the age of 14, she had already written a small book of short stories for her own entertainment, and by the age of 22, she had published her first full-fledged children's fiction in several magazines. Leela hope was destined to be an author and she knew exactly what genre of fiction she wanted to dedicate her life too.

Born in San Diego, California, and still residing in the area, Leela studied English Literature at Berkeley, earning a degree in 1989. Her writing covers a span of several genres, but she always returns to her first love, children's fiction. She enjoys scuba diving and visiting wildlife parks, seeking new inspiration for cuddly characters for her stories. leela hope lives in an urban area of San Diego and is presently at work on a new book.

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About The Childrens Book Collection

Derek The Dragon (Book 1)

TitleDerek The Dragon
Author: Leela Hope
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: January 26, 2015
Pages: 22
ASIN:  B00SSFWFEI
Genre: Childrens Books
Format: eBook (.mobi - Kindle) / PDF

Derek The Dragon
Do your kids ever feel sad?
Do they have trouble making friends?
An amazing story for all ages to enjoy, aimed at children 0-5 years of age. Watch as Derek the Dragon learns about the meaning of happiness in this tale. Come and meet an adventurous dormouse who decides that he can change his lot in life and through caring about others he ends up saving his village. The story is told through rhyming verse and vivid illustration. Derek the Dragon contains a great message about caring and friendship for parents to share with their children.

Derek The Dragon (Book 2)
TitleDerek The Dragon And The Missing Socks
Author: Leela Hope
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: January 25, 2015
Pages: 22
ASIN: B00SRWHITY
Genre: Childrens Books
Format: eBook (.mobi - Kindle) / PDF

Derek The Dragon And The Missing Socks
Do your kids forget to clean up their rooms?
Have they ever asked you to find things for them?
This story is pure family entertainment. It is great for kids 2-82 but it is aimed at the 0-5 age group. The book covers a very important life skill, cleaning. Derek the dragon does not like to clean, but he learns that he needs to get his house clean if he is ever going to find his lucky socks. Devin the dormouse comes to help his friend and shows him the way to get his house clean. The friends clean the cave and find the lucky socks. The story is brought to life through vivid illustrations and is told in rhyming verse.


Derek The Dragon (Book 3)

TitleDerek The Dragon and Princess Dayna
Author: Leela Hope
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: January 25, 2015
Pages: 22
ASIN: B00SRVFCI4
Genre: Childrens Books
Format: eBook (.mobi - Kindle) / PDF

Derek The Dragon and Princess Dayna
Do you or your kids have trouble with people who are different?
Do your kids have trouble making friends?
This is a terrific story aimed at kids 0-5, and yet, it is fun for the whole family to read and enjoy. Derek the Dragon, the dormouse, Devin and Princess Dayna all learn a lot about friendship. The book deals with misunderstandings and stereotypes, but in a way that is very palatable for little children to understand. The villagers are worried about a dragon flying around their village. They send their princess off to deal with the situation. The story is told in rhyming verse and featuring dynamic illustrations. It is a story for the whole family to enjoy.


Author Interview


Q: Welcome to The Writer's Life! Now that your book has been published, we’d love to find out more about the process. Can we begin by having you take us at the beginning? Where did you come up with the idea to write your book?

Children's Books has been the genre that makes people interested and crazy over it, I decided to give it a try but this story is more elaborate and well-explained.


Q: How hard was it to write a book like this and do you have any tips that you could pass on which would make the journey easier for other writers?

For me it was pretty easy because I had the motivation to write the book. To my fellow writers, always have your source of inspiration that will keep your ideas flowing. For example, listening to songs while writing. The mood of the songs will also affect the way you think and the mood of the story. SO make sure you set a good playlist!


Q: Who is your publisher and how did you find them or did you self-publish?

Self-publish


Q: Is there anything that surprised you about getting your first book published?

What surprised me is how my book became viral! It was really fast and in a week I had a million readers.


Q: What other books (if any) are you working on and when will they be published?

I have another project about a confident mouse that realized that he is not treating his friends properly. I have no title for it yet but maybe it’ll be published sometime this year.


Q: What’s your favorite place to hang out online?

Wattpad. That’s where readers and writers go.


Q: Finally, what message (if any) are you trying to get across with your book?

Imagination has no limits.


Q: Thank you again for this interview! Do you have any final words?

Always remember to put on songs to keep you moving!



Interview with Helga Stipa Madland, author of 'You're Not From Around Here, Are You? Remininiscences'



Helga Stipa Madland was born in Upper Silesia and emigrated to the United States with her family in 1954. She has three children and six grandchildren. She is Professor Emerita at the University of Oklahoma and is the author of academic and other books. Her husband, Richard Beck, teaches Ancient Greek at OU in Norman, OK, where they live with a dachshund and four cats.


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I start with when I was born, then there was a World War, and then I went to Norman.—Klodnitz, in Upper Silesia, now a part of Poland, was my birth place; when everything collapsed in 1945 at the end of WWII, my family and I became refugees. We trekked across Germany, to the west, and eventually settled in a small village and then another one. Next was Canada, then the United States, Missouri; eventually we settled in Idaho, where my Father, who was a forester, found a job. I did not stop there! I was married and continued my merry journey, California, back to three different cities in Idaho, and later Seattle, where I earned a PhD. My children were grown by then, I was alone and ready to find a position. That’s when I ended up at the University of Oklahoma in 1981, and have been here ever since.

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Q: Welcome to The Writer's Life!  Now that your book has been published, we’d love to find out more about the process.  Can we begin by having you take us at the beginning?  Where did you come up with the idea to write your book?

I have written two novels, a travelogue, and some academic books, but never my memoirs, or reminiscences as I like to call them because memoirs seems a bit pompous.  The young son of my first husband’s cousin’s daughter had his mother asked me in a Facebook post when I would be writing my autobiography; apparently the twelve year old is wild about history. Other family members mentioned it now and then, and eventually I thought, why not?  I cannot say it has all been enjoyable, but it is now a fait accompli.  You’re Not From Around Here, Are You? Reminiscences exists  

Q: How hard was it to write a book like this and do you have any tips that you could pass on which would make the journey easier for other writers?

Considerably harder than writing academic books, or a travelogue, or fiction!  Fiction—the German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe called his autobiography Dichtung und Wahrheit (Poetry and Truth).  Indeed, at times I wondered if I was remembering certain incidents or creating them.  As a whole, though, I can say that what I described actually happened and some of it was not very pleasant.  WWII, for example, and its aftermath experienced by a child of six!  I am glad I have it out of my system, and my husband, children, siblings, other relatives, and friends appear to be pleased.  My tip to others writing an autobiography: Don’t be afraid to include things that could embarrass you, but inject plenty of humor.  

Q: Who is your publisher and how did you find them or did you self-publish?

Aventine Press is my publisher; this is the fourth book I have published with them.  They make self-publishing reliable and affordable, but publish only in English.  For the German translation of my first published book, The Child Murderess, An Adaptation of an Eighteenth-Century Play, I went to Create Space.  A colleague at the University of Oklahoma, from which I have retired, published his novel with Aventine and recommended them.  It was a good choice.     

Q: Is there anything that surprised you about getting your first book published?

I have written forever.  It surprised me when my first academic book and articles on eighteenth-century German literature were published, because no one wanted my fiction.  I have heard it said that an academic knows who her audience is—small as it may be—but it is more complicated when you write fiction.  When I discovered self-publishing after retirement, I was on my way.  The travelogue Dachshunds Can Fly has been my most successful book.  Of course I faithfully upload everything to Kindle and now also to Nook. 

Q: What other books (if any) are you working on and when will they be published?

Have started a second volume of Turtle Bay, a mystery (in which no one gets murdered) set in Hawaii.  The title is The Kahamalas Take A Cruise; the Kahamalas are James, a detective with the Honolulu Police Department, his twelve year old twin daughters,  Myra and Maya, Aunt Beatrice, who is not really the family’s aunt, and Questor, the detective dachshund.  I better get going since I turn seventy-six this month; who knows what could happen.  But I hope to publish it in the summer of 2016.

Q: What’s your favorite place to hang out online?

That’s a tough one. Okay, I admit it, it is Facebook.  I don’t really have that many friends who are active, but I follow at lot of entities, for example—okay, I am going to check and list the first three that come up: The Mud Flats, a news site in Alaska, Andy Borowitz, and National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.  I also have Facebook pages, a group consisting of people with the last name Stipa, my maiden name, and a page called Cats at our House.  My husband Richard and I like cats—and dogs.  Also I have pages on three of my books, the latest HelgaMadlandReminiscences.  I like to play with all of that and have to limit my time so I can write—and entertain our dachshund, Maxwell.  

Q: Finally, what message (if any) are you trying to get across with your book?
  
Not so much a message as a collection of stories and memories illustrating the experiences of a German child who was a refugee, emigrated to the United States and late in life became a Professor of German Literature.    

Q: Thank you again for this interview!  Do you have any final words?

Thank you for reading this. I hope these won’t be my final words. Have a happy day!  



Interview with Children's Book Author Anna C. Morrison: 'Revise, revise, revise'



Anna C. Morrison is an author of children’s books, including Silly Moments and Green Gooey Goop, with many more to follow.  She is also an adjunct professor for multiple colleges and universities, both face-to-face and online.  While she instructs various levels of English composition, she also teaches classes on literature, film, feature writing, and technical writing, among others.  In addition, she has worked with Adapt Courseware as a writing consultant on three video course projects, including college skills and composition.  Anna received her MFA in Writing from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, and her BA in English, Creative Writing, from California State University, San Bernardino.  Anna is an active member of SCBWI and is available for book signings.  She lives in Southern California with her family and pets.
  
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Title: Green Gooey Goop
Author: Anna C. Morrison
Publisher: Green Gooey Goop
Pages:16
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Format: Paperback/Kindle

A little girl is presented with a different sort of a meal when her mom serves her green gooey goop. Interesting and icky ingredients appear one by one as the little girl decides what's in this noxious-smelling concoction. The little girl creates a flood, and her dog's fur turns green. Suggested age range for readers: 0-8

This book was written to capture the moment when a child is confronted by healthy food that, while nutritious, may not appear to be delicious.  Many children react imaginatively to new foods, and the child in this book is no exception.  She envisions the ingredients as other than what her mother describes in the first part of the book in an attempt to get out of eating the food.  When she realizes she must eat it anyway, it spills onto the family dog, who may or may not be green forever!  

I hope you enjoy starting a conversation with your child about the value of eating healthy foods that also taste delicious.  Thank you for reading Green Gooey Goop!

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Q: Welcome to The Writer's Life!  Now that your book has been published, we’d love to find out more about the process.  Can we begin by having you take us to the beginning?  Where did you come up with the idea to write your book?

A: Thank you! The idea for Green Gooey Goop sprouted from when my son was 6 or 7 years old, and he was utterly grossed out over what he termed the “liquid spinach” that I would drink every morning for breakfast while I was driving him to school and myself to work.  I would buy the pre-bottled green smoothies that contained vegetables and fruit in order to have a healthy meal on the go, and I usually offered him some, but he never wanted any.  He would ask me what exactly was in those things and tell me they looked “disgusting.”  All he wanted to eat was peanut butter and jelly, all the time.  He would never try green vegetables, and I was really trying to find ways for him to eat a wider variety of food and to realize that nutritious could also mean delicious.  I used to sing, “Liquid spinach, liquid spinach, drink it up from start to finish!” and offer him a tasty sip.  He would laugh and say, “Not me!”  In Green Gooey Goop, I exaggerated his response by adding many funny ingredients that could possibly be in the health drink that the child receives as her meal.  And what happens to the dog at the end?  It is all in the child’s imagination, which we know is a ripe as the food we would like children to eat!  It is my hope that this book will allow caregivers and children a chance to giggle and laugh together and discuss what kinds of foods we really should put in our bodies and how delicious they might be if we only tried them.

Q: How hard was it to write a book like this, and do you have any tips that you could pass on which would make the journey easier for other writers?

A:  This book started with an authentic situation and expanded to become its own story.  It came from a place of fun and laughter and togetherness and a desire to eat healthy foods and share them with those I care about.  That core element grew to include meter and rhyme, and eventually, illustrations were added.  It was a joyful process, even through many editing sessions.  There were other ingredients I wanted to add that didn’t fit the meter or the rhyme scheme, so they were discarded.  It was important for me to maintain flexibility and be happy to exchange words in replacement for other words that I may really like but didn’t belong in this iteration of the story.  It has gone through many retellings, from a simple poem to a longer poem, to a first-person story of the entire account (mainly to inform myself of what exactly was going on here), to an outline of the plot, to a sketching of the narrative arc, and then finally, back to rhyme, but in a different rhyme scheme and the addition of meter.  Counting syllables is a process that can be frustrating, and it’s important to step away from the work for a day or so and to sleep on it.  New ingredients would come to me while I was driving or sweeping the floor or in dreams.  It was a long process, and it took a few years to really come together in the state it is now.  Flexibility, patience, and willingness to revise, revise, revise are all very important when writing any piece.

Q: Who is your publisher, and how did you find them, or did you self-publish?

A:  Guardian Angel Publishing is the publisher for Green Gooey Goop.  They also published my first book, Silly Moments, in 2010, so I knew about them from my first publishing experience.  I appreciate the family atmosphere of Guardian Angel Publishing, and the ease of communication and working together regarding editing are a real plus.  Everything went smoothly both times, and I am grateful to have been accepted and published through them.

Q: Is there anything that surprised you about getting your first book published?

A:  When I published Silly Moments, it did surprise me how good it felt to finally see my work between the covers and my name on Amazon as an author.  I remember my first book signing.  I read the book to the children at a library for the summer reading program, and they enjoyed it very much and then lined up to buy copies and ask for autographs.  It made me very happy to contribute to the moments children spend reading, either individually or with caregivers, such as parents and grandparents.  I realized, “Wow!  I can actually make a difference in a child’s life!”  That was a flash of insight, like an epiphany, and it keeps me writing.

Q: What other books (if any) are you working on, and when will they be published?

A:  I have several works in progress.  I recently submitted a manuscript with a working title of Squirrel Superhighway, so I am hopeful that it may be accepted for publication.  It’s about a dog and his desire to become one of the graceful squirrels he admires in the trees above him.  He tries and tries to be like the squirrels, but he is not a squirrel and he cannot be like them.  In the end, he realizes that he is happiest being a dog.  The moral is to be yourself in order to find true happiness.

Q: What’s your favorite place to hang out online?

A:  I like Facebook, but Google Plus is also nice, and I’ve recently rediscovered Twitter.  In addition, I have a blog that I update pretty regularly.  I can be found at the links below, and I check them frequently.

Q: Finally, what message (if any) are you trying to get across with your book?

A: Green Gooey Goop has a distinct message of “Please will you just eat your vegetables?” that I believe many parents and children can relate to easily.  It opens the door to light-hearted conversations about food with children who may not be as willing to eat healthfully as their parents desire.  I have found that using humor to communicate with children is very effective—much more so than being serious all the time.  I’m a person who likes to inject humor into almost every situation, so this comes naturally to me.  Why not laugh about food and then try some broccoli?  It just might taste good and you can smile while eating it!
  
Q: Thank you again for this interview!  Do you have any final words?

A:  Thank you for the interview!  I’m glad to be able to contribute to the moments that children and their caregivers spend together reading, as these are sacred times in a child’s (and parent’s) life.  Books like the ones I write are designed to help alleviate the stress from daily life and allow opportunities to lighten up and laugh while also discussing issues that affect us all, such as the food we eat and how it helps us to be healthy, which is the message that Green Gooey Goop implies.  Just as the books my son and I read are special to us, I hope for the books I write to become a bedtime (or anytime) reading staple for children and their caregivers.


Interview with Patrick Andendall: 'The key is having a good editor and listening to him or her'



Patrick Andendall has always had an interest in politics and, being multicultural, he views issues from a more international perspective. In 2004, five days before the election, he flew to Cleveland and pitched in to help with the political process. What he discovered was the dissolution of the American Dream, which he writes about in his book, Stupidparty.

Educated at English boarding schools from the age of seven, Andendall went on to graduate from Lancing College. He started by sometimes working three jobs at once, trainee Underwriter/claim broker at Lloyd's of London, his own one man cleaning Company (cleaning the very offices of a Reinsurance Company he would transact business at) plus doing seasonal work on various farms.

Having made some windfall profits by borrowing money in order to be a "Stag" to take advantage of opportunities created by Margaret Thatcher's de nationalization policies of the mid 1980's, Andendall evolved into an entrepreneur with a core specialty in Reinsurance in London and New York where he looks for patterns in numbers. Self-employed in a field not normally conducive to self-employment, he is able remain in control, juggle different jobs, travel and pursue his various interests.

Ending up in New York via romance in the African bush, Andendall now lives on Long Island with his wife, two children and two dogs.

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Q: Welcome to The Writer's Life!  Now that your book has been published, wed love to find out more about the process.  Can we begin by having you take us at the beginning?  Where did you come up with the idea to write your book?

I volunteered for the 2004 presidential election campaign as a door-to-door canvasser. As much as I valued the face-to-face interaction I soon realized the difficulty of trying to
change a voter’s mind, one by one. Post-election I turned to Twitter, only here I was contributing to an echo chamber of people who agreed with me. All this time I had been collecting examples of what I call political “myths” promulgated by important Republican Party influencers. So in 2013 when I heard Bobby Jindal say “We’ve got to stop being the stupid party.” I knew I had the answer: a book that brought all the myths and facts together in one place would be the ideal way to make my point.

Q: How hard was it to write a book like this and do you have any tips that you could pass on which would make the journey easier for other writers?

Be prepared to invest considerable time in the process. In my case I had much of the content but it had to be written and rewritten, ordered and reordered before it was in a coherent chapter by chapter format. It requires patience from you the writer and criticism from others before it can be actualized. The key is having a good editor and the good sense to listen to him or her.

Q: Who is your publisher and how did you find them or did you self-publish?

I was engaged in discussions with one of the larger publishing firms, but the senior individual I was working with was let go just as I was getting significant interest.  I was also concerned that their legal department might not approve parts of the book, and my book was time sensitive. So I established my own publishing company and used it to fund and manage the publishing process.

Q: Is there anything that surprised you about getting your first book published?

The publication process was more time consuming and complex than I imagined it would be. Since the goal of the book is to point out certain myths and then counter them with facts, I wanted to include links to both sides of the debate. Obviously this is straight forward with an eBook which can include hyperlinks but it presents challenges in print. To accommodate the two delivery mediums we used color coded links. This required we produce a color print book, which is expensive. That’s why we decided to make the eBook free for anyone that buys the print book. (By the way, it has 1,500 hyperlinks.)

Q: What other books (if any) are you working on and when will they be published?

Im not working on any other books but we are launching a newsletter. This will allow me to publish my findings in a more timely way and could form the basis for a follow-up edition.

Q: Whats your favorite place to hang out online?

I enjoy news outlets which put a great deal of emphasis on data and data visualization. Whether it’s FiveThirtyEight.com, VOX, or the New York TimesThe Upshot, they each publish stories on topics, or covering angles, you won’t find elsewhere. For example, I recently read a story about parental leave for fathers and general household tasks on Vox.

Q: Finally, what message (if any) are you trying to get across with your book?
  
The message of the book is to listen to what politicians tell you with a more critical ear. My hope is that sporadic voters will be inspired to vote more regularly and that conservative voters will nominate more reasonable people for office. Having two quality parties is important for a healthy democracy.

Q: Thank you again for this interview!  Do you have any final words?

Your readers should know that I come from a conservative background. I was an advocate for Margaret Thatcher and deregulation and profited as a result. I gleefully crossed trade union picket lines. Of course I would like to pay less income tax and I have a libertarian streak. But in this new era of unlimited campaign contributions and Super PACs, it is important to pay careful attention to who is paying for the advertising, doing the talking, or supporting a bill.

These are complex issues and I hope my book helps readers see the issues more clearly. I invite you to learn more at StupidpartyMathvMyth.com and please join our mailing list.


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Title: Stupidparty Math V. Myth: Unmasking the Destructive Forces Eroding American Democracy
Author: Patrick Andendall
Publisher: Fact Over Fiction Publishing LTD.
Pages: 408
Genre: Politics
Format: Paperback/Kindle

Stupidparty Math v. Myth: Unmasking the Destructive Forces Eroding American Democracy relies on publicly available facts, resources and tools to deconstruct and relentlessly drill down on the numerous misconceptions held by too many Republicans. Substantiated by more than 1,500 hyperlinks to authoritative resources, readers will find:

  • Stupidparty positions defrocked on: the "Moochers", the economy, climate change, environmental stewardship, racism, religion, "Freedoms", guns, and ignorance-based humor.
  • The fallacy of Fox News facts exposed, documented, and explained.

Also included are 1,055 full color images and 121 graphs and charts.
Once thoughtful, discerning Americans understand the destructive forces manipulating their views, they will begin to call for a stop to the stupidity that has invaded our politics and poisoned our political process. The eradication of Stupid from the Stupidparty is the first step.

This book does not set out to destroy the Republican Party. The U.S. needs at least two parties. But by exposing the abundance of Myth with the relentless use of Math and facts, the problems and then the solutions become self-evident.

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