Pastor Paul J. Bern is an Atlanta-based author, book publisher, Internet pastor at progressive Christian church/website Salt and Light Ministries (www.sandlministries.org), blogger at the Second American Revolution Blog, (paulbern77.wordpress.com) and The 99% Blog (paulbern77.blogspot.com), political dissident and musician. He is also a retired computer/IT professional and the sole proprietor at Salt of the Earth Publishing, which is an Internet-based digital book publishing company founded in 2011. SOTE Publishing offers digital printing, copy editing, design and publishing services for authors. The website can be found at http://www.sotepublishing.com. Pastor Paul J. Bern can be reached by email at email@example.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm retired from a 22 year career in computers and IT for medical reasons. So, I don't get out much. I spend my spare time as a volunteer musician at the church I attend, watching videos on You Tube, and I also like to cook.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I self-published my first book in 2007. It is titled, "Middle Class Rebellion: How to Join the Second American Revolution". The topic was economic inequality, mass unemployment, and the outsourcing of formerly middle class jobs overseas for pennies on the dollar compared to what US workers were making at that time. This book is politically subversive stuff, as is all my writings and blogs.
This is arguably the most comprehensive book about the Occupy and 99% Movements written up until now. From a history of American revolutions to documenting class warfare waged against us by the rich, this book is not the first to predict the probability of civil unrest in the US, but it makes the strongest case yet for that to occur
"The Middle and Working Class Manifesto" For the many who like to read leftist, politically subversive nonfiction, or who are fed up with the status quo, and particularly for those who think American government is broken beyond repair, this 470-page book will electrify and inspire you!