Mike Palecek

Biography

Mike Palecek is a writer who lives in Saginaw, Minnesota, west of Duluth. He is a former federal prisoner for peace, was the Iowa Democratic Party candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, 5th District in the 2000 election, is a former award winning reporter, editor, publisher in Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota. The small newspaper Mike & Ruth Palecek owned and operated in Byron, Minnesota won the MNA Newspaper of the Year Award in 1993. Mike and Ruth have two children and recently moved from Iowa to Minnesota. The Paleceks both work for group homes in the Cloquet area. Mike has written several other books.

He is the co-host of The New American Dream Radio Show, along with Chuck Gregory, which has been broadcasting each Thursday at 6:30 pm. since February 2011.

Here is a link to some past books:
http://newamericandream.info/

Link to radio show. I am co-host:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-new-american-dream-radio-show

Link to radio interviews I have done, concerning my books [left-hand side of page] :
http://newamericandream.net/

Link to columns I wrote, published in Cold Type, while on book tour:
http://coldtype.net/find.html
[scroll down to "Mike Palecek, The American Dream Book Tour"

Some other links, reviews, etc:

http://jamesfetzer.blogspot.com/2010/02/guests-of-nation-chapters-16-21.html

http://willyloman.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/bigfoot-loves-balloons-a-review-of-mike-paleceks-camp-america/

http://johnnymoon.newamericandream.info/kevin-barrett-on-johnny-moon/

http://blogcritics.org/books/article/book-review-terror-nation-by-mike/

http://theragblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/books-speak-english-by-mike-palecek.html

http://madhattersreview.com/issue6/book_reviews.shtml#palecek

http://dissidentvoice.org/Feb07/MickeyZ27.htm

http://www.politicalcortex.com/story/2007/3/13/195217/176

http://www.januarymagazine.com/fiction/bigfoot.html

http://prairieprogressive.com/2006/05/12/book-review-terror-nation-2006/

Where to buy in print


Books

"Dumb Guys" — Hunting, in a small town, and other tales of The Great Westerly Midwest
Price: Free! Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports
The fall is a beautiful time of year. Some say, the best. For some it's time to die, at the hands of dumb guys out in the woods. For some, killing is how they have a good time, "enjoy the outdoors." Robert S. Thompson heard one time about some hunters getting killed by another hunter and one hunter going to jail. Well, that's a good start, says Robert.
"Popguns & Pacemakers" — Patriotism, in a small town, and other tales of The Great American Westerly Midwest
Price: Free! Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Where we find that Robert S. Thompson has sat on his bench on main street and written a letter to the editor talking about war and about how a local boy has died for mostly nothing. We find Nona The Waitress musing about the lack of democracy in the good ol' USA, and Tommy on his bike remembering his brother, who they say died for freedom, but Tommy doesn't believe that, not at all.
"Holy Crap!" — Religion, in a small town, and other tales of The Great American Westerly Midwest
Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Again we join the adventures of Tommy, Nona The Waitress and Robert S. Thompson in The Great American Westerly Midwest. This time we follow Tommy around town as he and his friend, Johnny, try to solve the great mysteries of religion; whether God exists, and if so, where is He? In the park? In the drug store? The cafe? Nona doesn't believe in God, she says, and Robert is just glad to be alive.
White Picket Fences: Homeland Security in a small town, and other tales of The Great American Westerly Midwest
Price: Free! Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Again we join Tommy, Robert S. Thompson and Nona The Waitress, in The Midwest, the Westerly Midwest, of America — as they follow The Swarm on their little bicycles zooming around town, and the activities of Moon Walking, the head librarian, as she fights the city fathers, who have demanded that everyone put up a fence in town, to keep everyone safe, from all sorts of terrible dangers.
SWEAT: Global Warming in a Small Town & other tales of The Great American Westerly Midwest
Price: Free! Words: 12,520. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(5.00)
Join Tommy, Robert S. Thompson and Nona the waitress as they work to solve the mystery of the kidnapping of baby Sweat Sox and watch their little town try to fight global warming by making everyone wear sweatpants, while standing atop the street corner bench to watch the flood, while the old people toughs fight it out in the parking lot.
The Bigfoot Chronicles
Price: Free! Words: 16,260. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
The field notes of Mike Palecek from years of walking in the woods of Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota in search of Bigfoot.

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