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THE LAZY PUG CAFE
from 2023 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

The Lazy Pug CafeThe Lazy Pug Café was a dilapidated old farmhouse abandoned years ago. A massive, ancient oak tree, Ol' Lightnin', lurked out back while the house itself served as a sad but charming reminder... read more

SARA PARETSKY
from 2022 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

Having read all the Lee Child, Connelly, Ross D. McDonald, Marcia Muller, Sandford and Sue Grafton, I recently started reading Sara Paretsky, whose stories are set in Chicago. Pretty good. I also read a couple Patricia Cornwell, but don't like the old crime-solving coroner idea much.... read more

ANOTHER WAY: BEYOND THE STATUS QUO
from 2022 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

Anti-corp­orate crusader Dobie Pokorny wants to save the world from corp­orate titans like Colonel Charon­ne. The latter and his henchmen are deter­mined to stop him. On Dobie's "speak­ing truth to power" tour, he meets and falls in love with Kaylie while endur&s... read more

INSPIRATION FOR MY NOVELS AND NOVELLAS
from 2022 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

I just put this together and thought I'd share it on this blog in addition to my writing platform. ... read more

IN THE MONEY?
from 2022 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

Wonderful On Mon, Feb 21, 2022 at 12:19 PMwrote: I'm waiting for them to buy the movie rights from me? On Monday, February 21, 2022, 11:32:45 AMPST Great! Sent: Monday, February 21, 2022 12:29 PM Wow, somebody is buying ... read more

THE FADED PAGE
from 2021 in ( culture / writing / books )

Books in the public domain. Free eBooks forever. FP now includes 6312 eBooks in its collection. : fadedpage.com/fadedpage.com ... read more

RANDOM BOOK REVIEWS
from 2021 in ( culture / writing / books / reviews )

From Lionel, January 2013: I just finished reading amazon.com/gp/product/1984817884/refasliqfasiniltl?ieUTF8&taghepyacom-20&creative9325&linkCodeas2&creativeASIN1984817884&linkId4fc8f8cb658bee5dbd1097f488629d75 titleaffiliate linkThe Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour, a historical novel ... read more

SEMMY QUOTES (FROM ANOTHER WAY: BEYOND THE STATUS QUO)
from 2020 in ( culture / quotes / books / novels )

"Don't be scared when you feel you are about to die. You're not frightened when you wake up in the morning, are you? Pretty much the same thing. 'Life is but a dream!'""We are from beyond the Pleiades, in the eighth d... read more

COLONEL CHARONNE QUOTES (FROM ANOTHER WAY: BEYOND THE STATUS QUO)
from 2020 in ( culture / quotes / books / novels )

"You're that Commie, Pokorny! I should shoot you where you stand!""Pokorny's still out there selling that tripe and it needs to stop. Now! I want him gone! You know what I'm saying?" -- Colonel Charonne from ... read more

DOBIE POKORNY QUOTES (FROM ANOTHER WAY: BEYOND THE STATUS QUO)
from 2020 in ( culture / quotes / books / novels )

"If you're not a conspiracy theorist these days, you're just not paying attention. Sure, some scoff at the mere thought of conspiracy, but ask any detective, lawyer or judge -- if you can find an honest one -- and they'll tell you conspiracies happen a... read more

ALEX PANNAS QUOTES (FROM OPERATION DETOUR)
from 2020 in ( culture / quotes / books / novels )

"If I seem flippant, that's just how I cope. You either laugh or you cry. You apparently start referring to yourself in the second person, too.""I'm a trusting person. I just took my doctor's word for ... read more

RIVA PETKOVIC QUOTES (FROM OPERATION DETOUR)
from 2020 in ( culture / quotes / books / novels )

"You might be smart with computers, but in real life you are a complete idiot.""Programmer, data entry clerk, whatever. How have you not gone insane already!?""Put some clothes on! Nobody wants to see tha... read more

BENNY REED QUOTES (FROM LOTTERY PRESIDENT)
from 2020 in ( culture / quotes / books / novels )

"You really think the President is in charge of anything? He's a figurehead, a spokesman... he's the country's Vanna White.""Instead of voting for the person they like best, they vote for the one they ... read more

OL' LIGHTNIN' QUOTES (FROM THE LAZY PUG CAFE)
from 2020 in ( culture / quotes / books / novels )

"It's not a tree's purpose in life to stand around being picturesque. Not this tree, at least. Maybe that weeping willow up front, or my old friends ruthlessly cut down in their prime when this place was built, but a mighty oak like me, a real tree's purpose is to... ... read more

MY MOST RECENT EBOOKS
from 2020 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

Two of my ebooks are available free of charge all month (July) at Smashwords. The links are at the bottom of that page. I've already "sold" five copies since yesterday as opposed to five copies over the past year... read more

THELAZYPUGCAFE.COM
from 2020 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

My latest short story, based on our real life pugs Daisy, Chandler and Joey, the latter of whom is the only one still alive and barking. See www.amazon.com/dp/B085XM6QW8The Lazy Pug Cafe was a dilapidated old two-story farmhou... read more

REVIEW MY BOOKS
from 2020 in ( culture / writing / books / reviews )

If you've read any of my novels, please give them a review on Amazon (click the book's image, below or on the right, then click the Write a Customer Review button on its Amazon page, to the left), on books.apple.com/us/author/william-arthur-holmes/id1030403584Apple Books , ... read more

BEST FICTION OF 2019
from 2020 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

"The Testaments by Margaret Atwood..... read more

ALL OF MY BOOKS
from 2019 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

See Novels/NovellasFeatured book deals on Smashwords... read more

OPERATION DETOUR
from 2019 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

Riva, a beautiful young "black ops" agent on her first assignment, tries to turn Alex into her own "asset" just to prove she can. When he loses both his job and his girlfriend, she thinks he's putty in her hands. When he decides to go out with a bang, she's afraid she's overplayed her... read more

TEMPORARY INSANITY
from 2019 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

Long before winning the lottery and running for president, Benny was living in L.A. working as a temporary word processor (typist). For his latest assignment, he thought he was taking just another temp job. He didn't anticipate Venelia and the Dynamos. The what?... read more

RECENTLY-DISCOVERED BOOK REPOSITORY
from 2019 in ( culture / writing / books )

HathiTrust is a partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.See hathitrust.org/Hathi Trust Digital Library ... read more

HOW TO MOVE A BOOK STORE
from 2018 in ( culture / writing / books )

A rent increase forced the owners of October Books to move locations in Southampton. They used a crowd funding campaign and loans to buy a former bank location about 500 feet down the street for $400,000.Cool! upi.com/Odd-News/2018/10/30/Human-chain-helps-British-book-store-move-down-the-street/37815409350... read more

BEST THRILLERS OF ALL-TIME
from 2018 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

According to the Telegraph, anyway. An interesting list. Several if not most of these were that author's first published novel. I've actuall... read more

NOVELS/NOVELLAS
from 2018 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

Did I mention I've written a few novels/novellas?Another Way: Beyond the Status Quo"A politically-incorrect manifesto. Anti-corporate crusader Dobie Pokorny wants to save the world. His old boss, Colonel Charonne, wants to stop ... read more

NOVELLAS AND NOVELS
from 2017 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

Free novellaTemporary Insanity"Long before winning the lottery and running for president, Benny was living in L.A. working as a temporary word processor (glorified... read more

LAST TRAIN OUT
from 2016 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

Clay and his adopted daughter, Jenna, look forward to their upcoming "homeland tour" to Russia. His intentions are pure. Hers, not so much. When she goes missing, his worst fears are realized. She is not the innocent little girl he thought she was. Not even close. ... read more

MY NOVELS
from 2015 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

Read, listen or watch the rest here: WilliamArthurHolmes.comGo to Another peek at my books... read more

STARTED A NEW STORY TODAY
from 2013 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

I started writing a new story today. Can't say much about it except that it's pretty much sci-fi, though it might wander into religion and politics. So, yeah, it should offend just about everyone. Then I took a break and started cleaning. Did a load of dishes. Vacuumed and cleaned the ... read more

CRACKING UP OVER LOTTERY PRESIDENT
from 2013 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

Here's one of my brothers reading my book, Lottery President. He seems to be enjoying it. I swear I didn't pay him to do this. New book ou... read more

LOTTERY PRESIDENT
from 2013 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

For most people, winning $300 million in the lottery ... read more

I AM NOW A PUBLISHED AUTHOR
from 2013 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

It's SELF-published, but still ... It's called "Lottery President."Hopefully, it's at least slightly entertaining. Tell a friend!... read more

MY WRITER'S PLATFORM
from 2013 in ( culture / writing / books )

williamarthurWilliamArthurHolmes.com is my writer's platform, with a page showing williamarthurwhere you can buy, preview and/or review all of my books. Or, just look below... ... read more

A COUPLE OF BOOKS/NOVELLAS ON KINDLE
from 2012 in ( culture / writing / books / novels )

I've published a couple of books/novellas on Kindle recently: "Lottery President" is a political thriller; and "Ope... read more

BOOKS PAGE
from 2008 in ( culture / writing / books )

amazon.com/dp/B085XM6QW8/... read more


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