L. J. Frank


L. J. Frank is an author, consultant, historian and artist. His background includes that of library executive and university lecturer. He has studied and worked in Asia and the Middle East. His webpage at: www.ljfrank.com offers further information.

Smashwords Interview

Who is L J Frank?
L J Frank is an author (including ghostwriting), consultant, publisher and artist - see www.ljfrank.com for more details. His writing has an existential quality enmeshed in the background of his works. Textured with passion, intrigue and the sensual, his writings bespeak a journey. From the historical fiction of The Arius Scrolls, to the suspense of The Fragments of Faust, and the nature of reincarnation in The Shadows of Lhasa, Frank interweaves curiosity, doubt and romance. His Essays from an Esoteric Journey add a touch of ambiguity and humor to his quest.
Who or what inspire you?
“I started writing with the same encouragement received when I started painting abstract art. My first painting came about from a fortuitous meeting with an artist and professor. He invited me to his farm near Lake Skaneateles, one of the Finger Lakes in Central New York. It was a hands-on experience in which he simply stated, as we climbed up to the second floor of a remodeled rustic barn where his small class of students met with a live model, “If you wish to paint, then paint.” I applied that same philosophy to the writing of my first book that I had researched for over a decade but never quite reached fruition. Once the first words were written and those words became pages and the pages formed a book, I smiled with pleasure, as in the process I also encountered an illusive, inspiring Muse.
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Where to find L. J. Frank online


Essays from an Esoteric Journey
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 59,510. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
Essays from an Esoteric Journey is an unexpected mixture of the creative and the humorous along with engaging insight. This mosaic collection of 80 essays is interwoven with the textures of the biographical, philosophical and ambiguous. The ambiguous has been embedded in the author's treks, voyages and esoteric studies in remote places, with experiences offering more than one interpetation.
The Shadow of Lhasa: A Tale of Reincarnation
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 66,360. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
In a passionate affair with her doctor, a transgender therapist, Lhasa Cremieux seeks to discover whether her reincarnation is artificial or natural. Her quest is birthed through a recurring vision while living and working in the City of Chicago. The search is textured with deceptive encounters and ultimately leads to the steps of a temple in Tibet where she experiences a disquieting revelation
Fragments of Faust
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 73,470. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
An architect’s nightmare, a seductive book dealer, the ploys of a Mephistophelean senator and an array of suspicious characters are blended in a quirky and deadly game – from New York City to Virginia, North Carolina, Key West and Miami. The pursuit of a mysterious German manuscript eventually leads to the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. and an enigmatic twist of events.

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