Thomas Cleveland Lane

Biography

Thomas Cleveland Lane is a semi-retired writer of sense and nonsense. In the former category, he works part-time writing business letters for an accounting firm. That is what puts the “semi” in his semi-retired status. At the age of 70, he is and ought to be well beyond the 9 to 5 way of life. The other type or writing is what you see in these pages.

Mr. Lane has written three plays and two serious novels, some of which are available and some of which are still in the hopper. He has also put together an anthology (that he wrote himself under a variety of pen-names, because that’s the kind of bogus character that he is) called Shaggy Dogs: A Collection of Not-So-Short Stories. No, these are not wonderful tales of man’s best friend, but rather a collection of shaggy-dog stories. If you don’t know what a shaggy-dog story is, ask your grandpa. Better yet, but the book. Anything I have published (except the book you are now reading) is somewhere on Amazon.

Mr. Lane’s chief hobby is amateur and non-union theater. He has no grudge against Actor’s Equity, mind you. He just isn’t that good. Still, and he will be the first to tell you, he has his moments. When he has not managed to cajole some poor misbegotten director into casting him in something, he likes to enter piano bars and annoy the patrons with his singing. You may well wish to note that all he can offer you in this instance is the written word, without a peep to be heard. Count your blessings.

Books

The Lost Notebooks of Glub DZMC
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 21,670. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
The Lost Notebooks of Glub Dzmc is a collection of very strange poetry, supposedly penned by a mad Bohemian. Some would consider the poetry “avant-garde,” while others may, with equal conviction, consider it “retard-garde.” Few would consider it dull.
Too Many Rhymes, Not Enough Brains
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 18,560. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2015 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
"Too Many Rhymes, Not Enough Brains" is a collection of verse, geared toward school-age children, but suitable for older readers with a lively imagination. Most of the book consists of whimsical poems. but there is a second section for fables in verse. At the end of the book, there is an extra treat.

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