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My name is Douglas Kapin;
I’ve been writing for over thirty years but never published anything. I love e-Books, I’m published now, and people are actually reading my books, and I’m not killing trees. (I know, don’t go there)
I raised two daughters, and I have five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
My wife and I retired to the little town of Firebaugh, California, USA. Firebaugh is in the Central Valley as we call it. We live in an Almond Orchard in the County, or rurals as some may know it. We have Electric, Phone, and Mail delivery, but no City services such as Cable TV, Water, Sewer, or Gas, we have to provide those ourselves. My wife grew up here working in the fields with her mother and four sisters.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, but I tell people that I ‘grew up’ on a farm in Holbrook, Nebraska. I spent summers on the farm and they had a profound influence on my life at critical times in my development. I’ve lived in Los Angeles California, San Jose California, Biloxi Mississippi, Topeka Kansas, Belleview Washington, Grover Beach California, Minneapolis Minnesota, and Victorville California.
I’ve worked in Computer related industries since there were computers. I’ve been in the Nuclear Power industry, Aero-Space, and all kinds of engineering, I’ve even driven a road-grader making roads in the desert.
Why ‘One of the Children?’
I named both my Cat and Boat ‘Gumball’ which translates to ‘I’ve had it up to here!’ I developed my writing style and attitude based on ‘One of the Children,’ or ‘why can’t we be nice to each other?’ I guess this is one of those things like curling up in a corner and sucking my thumb, I’m comfortable and happy as ‘One of the Children.’
There are many reasons why people write books. The most prevalent reasons today are fame and $$$$. In the past and even today there are still the purists though, who have something to say and use the mighty pen to say it. There are those too, who use the pen to record the past and predict the future. There are those, who write stories of love, and of times long gone, where men were men and women were women, and you could tell the difference. Me, I’m a dreamer, and an optimist. I write because I wanted to, and because I think you might enjoy it. My first work was a healing for me. It’s mine, and I will always treasure its nearly two thousand pages.
I make no bones about it; I'm a giver. I wish everyone was. I am also very religious. I sometimes have difficulty resolving some parts of stories because they touch on religion. I therefore choose not to bring in religion as such. My stories are consistent, within an imaginary setting, in an imaginary time, in an imaginary society, and with imaginary characters. (I make the whole thing up, all by myself.) Sometimes I use actual places I’m familiar with but other than the setting, the story and people are all Fiction.
I think God has a mighty sense of humor. How can you watch the monkeys, or a kangaroo, or a gangly giraffe, and not see his humor? Every time I hear someone laugh, I know God has a sense of humor.
The Author: Douglas Kapin
e-Books by: Douglas Kapin
“Cindy” – Fiction - © 1996, 2010
“That’s how it looks from here” – Poetry – © 1979, 2010
“Jason, The First Cyborg” – Sci-Fi - © 1996, 2010
“Mary, Queen of Dragons, Queen of the Universe!” – Sci-Fi – © 1996, 2010
“Malinda” – Sci-Fi – © 1997, 2010
“The Children” – Sci-Fi - © 1997, 2010
“My Fair Ladies” – Sci-Fi - © 1997, 2010
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