Leni Matlin

Biography

Leni Matlin was born in NYC and attended Brooklyn College before moving to California in his twenties. For the better part of his adult life, he has worked as a musician (keyboards / vocals) and played in more bands then he can remember, while living and working in New York, the Bay area, LA, Key West, Costa Rica, Palau (Micronesia), a Caribbean cruise ship, and elsewhere.

His travels have also taken him to Thailand, Nepal, Vietnam, and India where he lived for 10 years.

Writing has now become Leni's creative focus and his works include novels, screenplays, and varied genres of short fiction. His interests range from political, social, and psychological themes to the metaphysical, spiritual and visionary. He regularly employs humor and satire to explore issues and events both contemporary and historical.

A free song and video montage of the Occupy Movement is available at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pelhdn8f7qk&feature=relmfu

and a CD of original music is at
http://www.lenimatlin.bandcamp.com

Where to find Leni Matlin online


Books

Let the Animals Speak! 115 Captions & Comments from Our Animal Friends
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Do you love animals? Do you love to laugh? Then this is a book for you! / Animals and humans have more in common than many of us realize. Their rich emotional lives cover a wide spectrum of feelings including personal likes and dislikes, and they are capable of long term loving friendships with each other and humans. They can be funny and playful, sad and mournful, when dealing with life's changes
Disclosure - Is This the First ET Interview?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(5.00 from 1 review)
Millions of people around the planet are eagerly anticipating Disclosure, when the Extraterrestrials who have been in our skies reveal themselves. While that day still lies off in the future, a spontaneous visit by an ET to a regional daytime radio talk show was recently aired. Is this the first interview with an ET ever to hit the airwaves and Internet? You decide. Satire - Humor - Short Fiction
Charlie Sparrow: Winged Whistleblower
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Fred Appleby was walking home one night and while passing under a tree, a voice called out to him. He responded, "Hello? I don't see anyone. Where are you?" "Look up." Fred squinted and saw a sparrow on a branch looking down at him. "Is this a practical joke?" "No it's me, I'm looking at you." "What... you're the bird?" "Yup the bird. That's me." Charlie then explains to Fred how he became a bird
The True Origin of World War II Revealed
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Is the news making you crazy? Fed up with politics and politicians? Wondering if the official history of events is as true as you once thought? You've likely figured out by now that in politics, history, and the news, events are often not what they appear to be. For instance: In recently found documents Winston Churchill reveals the clandestine provocations behind WWII to Sir H. R. Trumpleflush.
Late Night with Larry the Lip
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Larry "The Lip" Bender has a good thing going at KRUD talk radio. His call-in show rules the 2 to 5 a.m. niche and the odd hours and offbeat audience are right up his alley. But the normally unflappable Prince of Weird, as Bender refers to himself, gets blown away when he takes a phone call on the air from someone who has been dead for 10 years. Short Fiction - Humor / Metaphysical
What's Up Kimosabe? The Lone Ranger Rides Again!
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
From 1949-57 the Lone Ranger and Tonto rode the nation's airwaves keeping them safe and secure from all those who would threaten the peaceful and law abiding television-watching citizens of America. When the William Tell Overture came on and Silver reared up on his hind legs and the Ranger called out "Hi-yo Silver, away!" you knew one thing for sure: the bad guys were in for a royal rump thumping.
Sonny B's Life Review - What happens when a mobster meets his 'otherworldly' accountant'
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Santino Batchagalupe has done well. He is not only successful but as a Man of Respect enjoys the esteem of his peers. So when a mysterious intruder shows up in his luxury penthouse, Sonny is perplexed. The mystery deepens when the trespasser says he's Sonny's accountant. Bewildered, Sonny is left with little choice but to play along as he tries to figure out just what the heck is going on.
A High School Reunion of a Different Kind
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Eugene Caruthers pays a surprise visit to his Alma Mater and walks in on his former teacher Mr. Bowen tallying up the proceeds from the yearly community arts and education fund drive. The timing is not by chance, however, and sentimental reasons can be ruled out as well, considering the gun in Gene's hand.
The Gospel of Solomon
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A recently translated scroll has proved to be the recollections of an man named Solomon who was five years older than Jesus and grew up with him. As an adult, Solomon the Booker earned his living procuring talent to perform at venues similar to present-day nightclubs. He traveled the known world and became prosperous. Then when Jesus returned to Judea at age thirty, they renewed their friendship.
American Avatar - What if...?
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 178,750. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
What if an enlightened Spiritual Master took birth in North America? How many would recognize him? And how would American society react to a potent message of spiritual unity which transcends religion, class, race, gender, politics, and all else that keeps us divided? The teacher is Lazarus, an eighteen-year-old phenomenon who takes the country by storm, and American Avatar is his story.
9 One-Act Plays
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,690. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
'Tis the Season / The Usual / High School Reunion / The Proposal / The Interrogation / Sergeant Sam / The Substitute Teacher from Hell / The IRS Man / Tech Support
Jingle All the Way - A Different Kind of Christmas Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
As our story begins, it is late July, 2006, at NORAD HQ in Peterson, Colorado. But wait! Late July? How can that possibly be a setting for a Christmas story? Well, my friend, you'll just have to sit back, relax, and read this unique and entertaining short fiction piece to find out.
The Little Boy Who Knew Everything - A Grim Fairy Tale for Adults
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Once upon a time not so long ago there was a little boy who thought he knew everything. What makes this story unusual, though, is that he did know everything. You might expect the people around him to be happy he knew everything but instead they became immensely annoyed for who wants to be around someone who thinks he knows everything even if he does know everything making them feel stupid? Nobody
Abbot & Costello Go to Court
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
From the late 1930s through the 1950s, Bud Abbot and Lou Costello were one of the most popular comedy teams of their time, achieving success in radio, film, and television. After decades in the public eye, it therefore came as a shock when Wilma Abernathy, a retired court reporter, revealed a court transcript she has had since 1950,bringing to light an incident unknown for over sixty years
Play Ball! (For Some People Baseball is the Center of the Universe)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
The former National Pastime may no longer be the quintessential American game, but there are still those for whom it approaches the status of a religion, replete with its own rites, rituals, traditions, and legends. There are baseball fans and baseball people. The difference? Say a hurricane is on the way. A true-blue baseball person will think: "I hope we'll have enough time to finish the game."
The Other 10 Commandments
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
The 10 Commandments have been the cornerstone of Judeo-Christian teachings for millennia, but a new translation of a Nag Hammadi scroll has spawned a row regarding the tablets Moses smashed when he returned to find his wayward flock partying wildly before a golden calf. This new translation contends that the first set of tablets were not the same as the next set of replacement commandments!
Remembering Sergeant Sam
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
It's been decades since Billy Stewart has thought about Sam Wolinski, but when Ruben Gomez, a former brother-in-arms, calls out of the blue to inform him the Sergeant from their Vietnam days has passed away, all manner of memories - some still unresolved - surface for both of these veterans.
Junior Makes the Gig
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Reggae
In 1999, I took some long needed R&R and spent 6 months in Costa Rica in the Caribe Sur area, near Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. I wound up playing in an island music group 3 nights a week and though the pay was only 5000 colones a night – $18 at the time – the true value lay in a cultural experience not countable in currency. That’s where I met Junior Alvarez and got to know him and hear his story.
Man Sues Machine - Judicial First
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(4.00 from 1 review)
Man Sues Machine - Judicial First E. Desmond Buntzel has secured a place in judicial history as the only human (so far) to sue a machine – the Fairlight Weight Master – for personal damages. Mind you, he is not suing the inventor or the company that assembled it, he is suing the machine itself.
3 One Act Plays, Vol. 3: The Substitute Teacher from Hell / The IRS Man / Tech Support
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 7,120. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
The Substitute Teacher from Hell: Class clown Richie thinks he has it made when substitute teacher Mrs. Melton shows up but she's more than he expects. The IRS Man: Lou Jacobson has never filed any federal tax forms and when an IRS man comes to find out why, he wishes he had never asked. Tech Support: When Bill Dunsmore calls Shambala Systems for tech support, his day swings into the surreal.
Last Call: A Musician's Life
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 136,460. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Last Call tells the tale of Chance Collins, a gifted musician born to a musical family. With the talent and charisma to shine in the music world, Chance recorded and toured for 20 years only to wind up broke and strung out. Now, at 42, he must come to terms with life as it is as opposed to how he thought it would be. Last Call paints a realistic portrayal of the music life. It's also very funny.
Maggie Turner 2 - Psychic Crime Solver - an original screenplay
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 21,790. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012. Category: Screenplays » Mystery
Maggie and company - Detectives Andrew Moody and Raymond Beasly and ex husband/former FBI man Richard Dyer - are back for another bout with the Dark Forces and to stand up for what is right. To everyone's shock, Parthenon PA turns out to have some serious demons in high places and Ms. Turner and her posse wind up matching wits with a devilish secret society with plenty of reasons to stay secret.
Maggie Turner - Psychic Crime Solver - an original screenplay
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 23,810. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Detective Andrew Moody comes to Maggie Turner's home with the news a friend of hers has taken her life, Maggie knows it was murder. A psychic and counselor, she must first, however, convince the Detectives to investigate the case as a homicide. Ms. Turner's intuition and persistence eventually track back to Millennium BioTek, a shadowy multinational corporation protected by the Russian mob.
Life and Death - a screenplay about Forgiveness
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 23,940. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Category: Screenplays » Drama
Kyle MacKenzie had a good life. Then, in a few seconds of madness and violence, it was taken from him. When Kyle sets off on a solitary journey with no destination in mind, he unknowingly invites destiny to intercede and guide him to a remote place where his wounded psyche and spirit can heal. But first he must open himself to radical new concepts as to the esoteric truths behind Life and Death.
OBITUARIES - 40 Death Notices Beyond the Pale
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,250. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(5.00 from 1 review)
We're all slouching toward the Inevitable - a.k.a. the Big Sleep, the Big Chill, the Big Plotz, the Final Upload. These 40 Obituaries are unlike any death notices you'll ever see, but that's the point, to have a few laughs and maybe even some insights into something we can't do anything about. And you'll get to meet Death who says there's no reason to be scared of him and none of it is persona
MakeOver: the Plan to Rule America
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,100. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Patrick Donovan's presidency is in disarray. His plan to curtail defense and boost domestic spending has been derailed by interventions in Colombia and Venezuela. With unseen forces he has no control over manipulating events, he turns to Merton Salisbury, First Lady Meredith Donovan's father and a perennial insider, for help, only to be told there is an active assassination plot against him.
3 One Act Plays, Vol. 2: The Proposal / The Usual / Sergeant Sam
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 7,320. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
The Proposal: Freddy is ready to pop the big question to Jennifer but lifelong neighborhood pals pose an obstacle to their domestic plans. / The Usual: Another typical night for Roger at the neighborhood bar, something both comforting and deadening. / Sergeant Sam: When Ruben Gomez calls Billy Stewart to tell him Sergeant Sam Wolinski has passed on, unresolved memories surface for both of the
3 One Act Plays, Vol. 1: 'Tis the Season / The Interrogation / High School Reunion
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 7,420. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Drama/Theatrical
Tis the Season: It's time to buy gifts for the family and Steve has the perfect one for his crotchety father-in-law. / The Interrogation: Parolee Daryl Boozely knows he's innocent but nemesis Detective Rankin says he's guilty and only one of them can be right. / High School Reunion: As Mr. Bowen tallies up proceeds from the arts fund drive, alumni Gene Caruthers visits him with a gun in his hand.
Ask Luigi: Expert Advice for the Cosa Nostra Community
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
These days it seems every group you've ever heard of has an advice column. For instance, an old friend from my boyhood in Brooklyn NY sent me a snail mail periodical, The LCN Newsletter. There were a number of departments - Who's On Trial, Who's Going Away, Who Ratted Out Who - but the one that grabbed me was Luigi Falcone's column which I am reprinting despite the warning not to do so...
Dick Rich Humor-Mystery Cases #1 - #5
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,530. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Welcome to the world of Dick Rich PI and the first of what will undoubtedly prove to be a multi-volume series. Why is that you ask? Because Dick's files are packed with exciting cases and he is a man who knows how to tell a story. And remember, the Dick Rich Mystery Series makes a perfect gift for all the dull and boring people out there without a life. Not you, of course, but people you may know.
Chariots of the Dogs: New Evidence of the Canine Emperors
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Have you ever wondered where dogs come from? Probably not, but for Dr. Hirsute Dingus, Dean of Canine Studies at Schnauzer University in Rottweiler, Austria, that is not a whimsical question. Decades of research have led Dingus to a startling conclusion: "Tablets from Sumer circa 8000 B.C. reveal an age when dogs were the dominant species." You may never look at Rex or Poopsie the same way again!
I am a Vampire
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 6,770. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When Rudy Revelli disappears, a longtime friend who goes by the pen name of H. Lowe is the only person in the world who notices or cares. Lowe, an investigative reporter specializing in the offbeat and paranormal, sets out to solve the mystery of his friend's vanishing act but also to find out if what Rudy told him was true: that he had met a vampire and was now one himself.
Sathya Sai Baba in His Own Words – The Ancient Wisdom from a Contemporary Avatar
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,970. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
Over the ages, many great spiritual masters, prophets, and avatars have descended from the lofty realms they inhabit to teach and guide us. Among them was Sathya Sai Baba, who came with the full powers and consciousness of the divine, an incarnation known in the East as a Poorna Avatar. Perhaps some of these words from him will lift your spirits, deepen your understanding, and lighten your burden.
Authors - Quick and Easy Tips to Develop Credible Characters
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,090. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
You may have a compelling story and an engaging style but if your characters do not resonate with your reader or viewer your project will not come alive. Courses, workshops, and studying what has been written by professional writers is all good, but sometimes all you need to get yourself in the flow is a new perspective. This booklet can be a valuable aid in helping bring your characters to life.
Tales from the Trenches: True Stories of a Working Musician – 7 Classic Gigs from the Comic to the Calamitous
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,150. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Tales from the Trenches is a compilation of 7 entertaining, funny and outrageous accounts from the world of working musicians. When musicians hang out, part of the repartee is regaling each other with the most memorable gigs they've ever played; from the comic to the calamitous, the tales never end. You are hereby invited to sit in and check out 7 classic yarns from the trenches of the music world

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