The Art Teacher

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An essay about an art teacher's lasting impact on his students. More
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About Joe C Combs 2nd

Each week on Sunday, I post a new article on my blog. As is smashwords, I am constantly trying to improve the site so it is easier for you to use. If you have a comment, please write me, and thank You!

My first book "Titanic, A Search For Answers" was originally written as a fundraiser for a maritime museum where I was the advisory board president and a member of the board of trustees.
Historical research is my hobby and influences much of my writing.

So far for 2015, I have three new books scheduled for release, which will bring my total to fourteen. The first is "The Cartaphilus Saga: book #1 Amissio," scheduled for release on March 27, 2015.

A submarine sailor for almost nine years, I am also an award winning artist. As a scuba diver I have dived sites from New England to the Caribbean. I am into music, art, wood carving, and pretty much anything that sounds like it could be fun or interesting.

Once again, thank you very much.

Take care and God bless you.

Drop me a line ... I am glad to answer any questions you might have.

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About the Series: Growing Up Southern
I began writing about nautical themes. A professional mariner, I have sailed the world, been involved in ship construction, and have experienced many emergencies aboard ships at sea and in port. Using my background and a considerable amount of research, I write about our nautical past in simple terms. Ships and sailors are not that complicated we just use unfamiliar terms. I write to remove the cloud of confusion.

After my first book, I wrote a short story based on my other experiences and published it as an e-book. Surprised by its success I wrote more. These observations and remembrances of some of the people, who have inspired my life, continue to be some of my most popular stories.

They are just a short drink, like that first cup of coffee in the morning. People began subscribing to my web site because of these short stories (it is free to subscribe). Soon I began getting requests for more.

This series was put together for those readers. It includes some of my articles, short story e-books, and a few new articles never before published.

I would like to thank those readers, all of the retailers who carry my work, and you. I hope you enjoy this collection of shorts.

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About the Series: The Free Read Series
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Roberta Beach Jacobson reviewed on April 25, 2011

Written from the heart. A touching account.
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Pamela Arrington reviewed on April 24, 2011

While reading this I got the feeling that I knew who the teacher was. Sure enough, I had the same teacher and had gone to the same elementary school as the author! The story jumped right at me. Well done!!
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Kurt Ulmer reviewed on April 24, 2011
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I like a short story writer who makes me read all of the work to the end. Joe Combs has a story to tell and does it well and free of invectives. My only criticism is his explanation of his schooldays. His description is the adult in him explaining to us that particular teacher’s ways of inspiring his charges. It would have been nicer and closer to hear him remember his schooldays speaking as a child. What did this teacher draw? What couloured chalk did he use. I want to know!!! What enthralled you? How did you feel?
Comb is a breath of fresh air in a landscape of free downloads fouled with porn disguised as erotica. Wot? No zombies? Where are the vampires? Where are the expletives? Ah. None of the above in this story. He doesn’t need crutches. Just a nicely structured story with a gentle hook early on and a proper conclusion.
Kurt Ulmer
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Mark Stewart reviewed on April 24, 2011

A heartfelt moving story that was well thought out and written. Every line was placed in the correct sequence. Keep up the good work.
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