Piso Mojado

Biography

I am always happy when a reader takes an interest in one of my ebooks. There's millions of choices for the discerning searcher so it's somewhat of a miracle when someone even previews something that I have written. To date, my most popular ebooks have been "The Death Of Medicine", about a surgeon called 'The Savior Of Mothers' (his techniques are now being used to combat a possible mega-epidemic called 'CRE'); a short story that is an homage to The Twilight Zone ("11/11/11")and accurately presaged the current American political situation; a short story about the pilgrimage of a real-life Russian idealist entitled "Why The Russian Language May Be A Clever Hoax"; and a series of humor books, the "If You Like to Laugh" volumes.
I also write children's books and children's comedy. I try to keep my humor clean and free from cruelty but, above all, very funny. "The Monsters That Were Afraid Of Children" and "The Dog Who Cried Woof" are my two most popular children's stories but I believe there are some undiscovered gems in my children's catalogue.
Finally, I also write satirical pieces, such as "Canada died?", which reflects on my thoughts after I recently found one of those 'Canada. 1867-2008' in-memoriam nickels among my change. (Save those coins--they'll be worth a fortune some day) and the Rocky the Rock life-lessons series.
I hope you enjoy all my books and stories.

Sincerely,
Piso Mojado

Where to buy in print


Books

Monsters Say, "Eat More Green Stuff, Children"
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,970. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
This is both a fun and funny children's book and an adult satire. The Monster Family creates a TV program to extoll the favorite monster desserts, green stuff. Their popular show frightens an oil cartel, who believe the new popularity of vegetables will cause cooking oils to disappear. The Oils spread rumors that monster desserts are causing a pandemic. Monsters are banned from the airwaves.
Canada Died?
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,460. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
I was one of the people who used those Canadian slugs as currency for years before I realized one day that they weren't American nickels. They look and feel like American nickels, but then I read the inscription on one of them: "Canada, 1867-2008". I was shocked and deeply saddened.
The Rock That Was Afraid To Swim
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A short story full of ironic life lessons. Please do not reveal the last line of this story. This story is not recommended for anyone under thirteen years of age. Inspired by a real interview by the actor Jeff Daniels: "...the trick was to jump off the cliff and start flapping your arms as hard as you could." "The Rock That Was Afraid To Swim, The Sequel" is now also included in this download.
I Want An Elephant And A Giraffe !!
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
This is a short story about the meanest parents ever, Mrs. and Mr. Gingko of Norman, Oklahoma, and about their maximally sad daughter, Alicia Gingko. After doing her chores and being nice to her brother and sister for weeks, Alicia has just one small request.
The Death of Medicine
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,880. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
This is the incredible true story of the doctor often called "The Savior of Mothers" or "The Savior of Women". Yet very few people in the English-speaking world have heard of him. But why should someone learn about a doctor from mid-nineteenth-century Vienna? One major reason is that an understanding of what happens in this novel might some day save your life or the lives of those you love.
THE Interview: Everyone Should Read This
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2012. Category: Essay » Political
Is it possible that for two generations the media, the American government, major political parties, and the entire civilized world has ignored a relatively simple solution to its energy needs? Seems hard to believe, doesn't it? And maybe we shouldn't believe the main idea presented in this article will work. But if it is viable, what an amazing difference it could make in the quality of life!
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndropwlllandysiliogogogoch
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,630. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
You'll love this book. Really. The last page of this e-book divulges a great secret for happiness in life. You'll also meet a wonderful woman and a terrible villain, experience a conflict from a safe distance, and much more. How did the war between the Dutch and the Welsh begin? What caused the Internet to become a much nastier place? Why did the great writers succeed? Second Edition.
The dog that moo-ed
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,420. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
A dog moos loudly in a park and then in a veterinarian's office. A day later an infant and an adult woman are heard moo-ing in front of the town supermarket. Soon almost all the children of Rover Corner are moo-ing. The mayor calls in disease control investigators from Atlanta. The chief investigator calls Washington to report to the President's advisor. He moos! Will the world be speechless?
The Dog Who Sighed
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
I believe that readers will find that "The Dog Who Sighed" is hilarious during the first read, and even funnier the second time around (when the reader understands what the dog has been trying to tell his parents). Children will easily "get" the humor. The sad-eyed canine in this story has done almost nothing but sigh since he was adopted, and the clueless humans can't seem to understand why.
Aliens, Cannibals, and Witches
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
This is an ebook of 18 humorous stories and poems. Six of these are sprinkled among the "If You Like To Laugh" volumes, but it may be worth it to download "Aliens, Cannibals, and Witches" just to understand the all-consuming love of Maddie in "I love Lucy" or the twisted seductions of the German legend "Lorelei". "A Giant Spaceship In Ohio" revisits a true-life incident.
If You Like To Laugh, Volume Four
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Here's an ebook that you can treasure forever. "If you like to laugh, volume four" is a collection of 30 (mostly)comedic stories appropriate for all ages. The tales range from the sophisticated to the absurd, always thought-provoking, always funny. Remember Howard the mysterious multi-millionaire? He's explained here. Ever had a bad boss. "Amphion and his lyre" is your consolation.
11/11/11
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
So many people have commented on how prescient this short story was. Although this allegory was written several years ago, it accurately predicted (in my opinion and that of others) the current American political situation. Hopefully, it also adds some insight. Thank you in advance for not revealing the last line of this story, so the story's ending will be more enjoyable for the next reader.
The Dog Who Cried "Woof"
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Young readers and young listeners will love this remarkable dog. Parents of young children will like the surprise ending. This is not "The Boy Who Cried, 'Wolf'" although it is kind of a homage to that fairy tale and to my own story about Stonehenge in the "If You Like to Laugh" series. I have tried to move the plot as quickly as possible to keep the attention span of young readers.
If You Like to Laugh, Volume Three
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Treat yourself! "If You Like To Laugh, Volume Three" is like a bottle of expensive wine. The 30 humorous verses in this volume were written and re-written over a time span of more than a decade. Among other things, you will learn a lot about famous people you thought you knew, like Geronimo, Sitting Bull, P.T.Barnum, Tonto, King Kong, and even the man who instituted the western showdown.
If You Like to Laugh, Volume Two
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Take a break. Have some fun! "If you like to laugh, volume two" is mostly light verse, suitable for all age groups, middle-school to senior citizen. There's a story about a possible baseball Hall-of-Famer, an explanation of why the conquistadors had to flee the Americas, a scathing indictment of Neil Armstrong, a classic tale of man's best friend, passive-aggressive shopping, and much more...
If you like to laugh, volume one
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
There are 30 poems, most with unusual (often startling) themes in this first volume of the "If you like to laugh" series. The size of the verses range from one stanza to several "pages", appropriate for any age, from middle school reader to senior citizen. These are, I believe, quality verses, unlike anything you may have read before. The humor depends on irony, reversals, and absurdity.
Why The Russian Language May Be a Clever Hoax
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,810. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This story stars Olga ("Olga" is a pseudonym to protect the woman from Shakespeare-loving Britons), an idealistic musically-voiced schoolgirl who left Russia in the 1990's to bring Light to the savages in the British Isles. I first heard her on British audio tapes, declaring in her comic tones, "This summer I am going to England to teach Our Shakespeare (nash Shakespeare) to the British."
The Monsters That Were Afraid of Children
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
This is a book meant to be read to small children, designed to assuage their fears of monsters and of the dark. There are humorous exchanges between the older sister and younger brother, and between the monsters and young children. As the book progresses, the children find less and less reason to fear monsters. This is also a good book for a young reader to teach children about e-readers.