Trained as a journalist, he has worked in newspaper, magazine and television news environments, interspersed with careers in advertising, promotions, retail, entertainment and project management. In community theatre he sits on the board of a not-for-profit stage, along with being a contracted set builder, and occasional designer, actor and promoter (along with having written a few scripts and thinking about some future ones). As a hoosier, was influenced by Vonnegut, Porter and Tarkington; thoroughly enjoys the "Toms" (Robbins, Wolfe & Tryon); and has consumed Barth, Irving, Rice, Capote, Crisp, Gallico and Fitzgerald; yet remains fascinated by the brief John Kennedy Toole. Goal: to retire from everything except writing and traveling.
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Angels & Skunks: Highlights From the Life of Michele Roby Eastman
Michele, born 2-2-1970, grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana with her sister and two brothers. Though born last she quickly maneuvered her way to a position of power at the head of the family. It was NOT a hostile takeover. This story is witness to the life she loved, a remembrance of childhood stories, growing up in middle America in the 70s-80s, and a reflection of the many legacies she left behind.
Spiritual Truth & Life Journeys: Biography of Don Kemp
At 35 years old a normal midwestern man, barely literate, who grew up bouncing between two families, enduring poverty, rough farm life, grueling army experiences, and challenging medical ordeals, discovers he can talk with a dead Indian girl. Police detectives, politicians, corporate moguls, sports figures, socialites and celebrities consult with him, making him the most popular medium in Indiana.
Don Kemp’s Tenets of Spiritualism
This is a collection of the teachings Don delivered to his classes–– the core beliefs he received through his Spirit guide and came to understand as spiritual truth in defining and guiding our lives. He was a member of Progressive Spiritualist Church, Indianapolis, where he served on the board along with teaching classes on the philosophy of Spiritualism and developing psychic abilities.
Short Story Coupling: Border Patrol, A Fairy Tale
Two irreverent, farcical short stories. Border Patrol, a homeland security tale, begins in a tame military outpost where a veteran soldier is teamed with a wild new recruit. Their boring routine quickly takes an hysterical roller coaster ride with quick turns and a bizarre conclusion. A Fairy Tale brings a hairy godmother to the rescue of an aging princess, using the internet to bag a hot prince.
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