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Leslie Compton, along with Steve Griffiths and Steve Arndt are highlighted in the Community Section of the News Times, September 15, 2017 during the Literacy Fair at the Lincoln City Cultural Center (September 9) Online Source (Accessed 9-19-17): “Novel ideas lead to book sales”, News Times, Tuesday, Sept 19, 2017 https://newportnewstimes.com/article/novel-ideas-lead-to-book-sales
| PRESS RELEASE | Nam the novel, Story of the Vietnam Generation NOVELIST MEL SMITH GIVES READERS A “FULL DOSE” OF THE VIETNAM WAR EXPERIENCE IN NAM, THE Story of a Generation GLENEDEN BEACH, Ore., Aug 9, 2017 — At one point in Mel Smith’s novel Nam, The Story of a Generation, Vietnam War veterans... Read More »
Surviving ‘Uncle Hitler’ ~ Journey of a German Girl “Many people bury their memories so they don’t have to deal with the pain. For whatever reason, my mother buried hers. I was hard-pressed to get any stories from her. She was not one who shared easily. However, one night was different. It was many years... Read More »
Radio Interview with Leslie Compton, Author of “Dearest Minnie, a sailor’s story” on August 10, 2017 on JPR (Jefferson Public Radio, Oregon) by Geoffrey Riley, News Director and Jefferson Exchange Host. In 1906, Teddy Roosevelt ordered a large fleet of US warships to circumnavigate the globe. The fleet, painted white as a symbol of peace,... Read More »
CHILDREN’S | AGE: 3-8 Bear loves to play Hide and Seek. While Adam is counting. Bear says “Don’t peek.” Adam looks in a forest of tall, green trees. “Woof, woof,” says Bear. “He can’t see me.” Adam explores Bear’s cave that is dark and small. “Woof, woof,” said Bear. “Why are their bats on the... Read More »
CHILDREN’S | AGE: 3+ Brother and Sister do not get along. Brother likes to dig holes in the yard and drool; Sister likes to preen herself on a pink pillow and sleep. When a midnight intruder disrupts their life, the unlikely duo must put aside their differences and protect home and family from the unwelcome... Read More »
OMG! I’m Having a White Chair Day 0r Mouth and Brain Take a Vacation A funny thing happened on my way to growing older. I came into my White Chair Days. One enters into the White Chair Day zone only after an amusing and sometimes painful voyage through life’s milestones. However, if you can appreciate... Read More »
It was war… not the kind waged in the 21st century, with terrorists; but war with armies and uniforms and borders and national interests. It’s all encompassing, conscripted, waged, politicized, and lied about. It’s cruel, bloody, noisy, messy, rife with mistakes, deadly, gross, inhuman, and unfair. It is never played on an even plain, righteous,... Read More »
Amazon has an easy and ‘short’ way to promote your Amazon products. And this isn’t new. Amazon quietly created its own URL shortener for all its products at least three years ago (2009). This move allows Amazon to take better advantage of the popular microblogging service Twitter as well as mobile texting. How it Works... Read More »
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