One of the most wonderful parts of being an educator and a writer is that my ideas and words seem to inspire other people and bring them joy.
I am absolutely honored (and humbled) to be featured on WCBS News Radio 880 A.M. in New York City.
Thank you Sean Adams and WCBS!
Here is the story:
(This piece is included in my acclaimed book, Impossible is an Illusion which is available on Amazon. This version has previously been published here as well, but…it’s Fathers’ Day and it’s a story worth telling again and again.)
I love baseball.
My dad loves baseball even more than I do.
That’s where this story begins…and ends. It’s what this story is all about. Baseball.
The American Game.
The Great American Game…
Well, maybe it’s about more than that. It’s about fathers and sons.
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My book of motivational, inspirational, and (sometimes) funny essays is now available on Amazon and other book retailers.
If you enjoy my blog writing, you will certainly enjoy this book.
The feedback has been tremendously positive.
Please take a look!
Impossible is an Illusion by Dr. Paul Semendinger
My first published novel, Scattering the Ashes, currently being submitted to literary agents and publishers.
This is a story that will engage and inspire readers to overcome challenges and to learn to appreciate the people and simpler things in their lives. Written in an enjoyable prose, this story has a strong character-driven plot with surprising humor.
Scattering the Ashes tells the story of Sam Holmes, a school teacher, not yet thirty years old, who is living an uneventful, yet not unpleasant, life. Although he doesn’t admit it to himself, Sam is lonely. While Sam is a dedicated and hard-working teacher, he is energized by the fact that the school year has ended and an endless summer sits before him. Sam plans to use much of this free time to train for his first marathon in New York City.
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In addition to my (soon to be) published works, I have a host of picture books that are in the “Pre-Published” phase.
These books are not yet represented by a literary agent or publisher.
Artist John Fredericks is currently working on the Principal Sam series of books and, as such, is not available for these projects. (He did the art work that is featured above.)
The wonderful editor Britta Eastburg Friesen works with me to bring the highest quality writing and story development to each of these works.
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PRINCIPAL SAM AND THE CALENDAR CONFUSION and
PRINCIPAL SAM GETS FIT
ARE NOW AVAILABLE
ON AMAZON and at other Book Sellers!
Please see the book trailers here:
Principal Sam and the Calendar Confusion
Principal Sam Gets Fit
Principal Sam is the main character in a new series of picture books for children in the early elementary grades.
Principal Sam works at Sunnyside School. An excellent school leader, Principal Sam works hard to make his school one that is a positive and enjoyable place of learning for children. As such, he is loved and respected by all. There’s only one problem, Principal Sam is forgetful and he often confuses simple things. When this happens, the children and the teachers in the school often come to Principal’s Sam’s assistance.
Children will delight in reading about Principal Sam’s exploits and in figuring out his mistakes before he does. The Principal Sam books are happy, positive, and very engaging.
The first Principal Sam book, Principal Sam and the Calendar Confusion, was published by Ravenswood Publishing on February 14, 2017. This story is earning many positive reviews including the highly coveted Five-Star rating by Readers’ Favorites.
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The first published collection of my motivational writings is titled “Impossible is an Illusion.” This work contains more than 40 of my best essays and has been published by Ravenswood Publishing. This book is now available!
Link to Purchase – Impossible is an Illusion
The title for the book comes from the following essay which is featured in the text. Enjoy this FREE preview of Impossible is an Illusion!
Impossible is an Illusion
I’m an optimist. I always believe that good will prevail. I look to the bright side. The glass is half full – even when it is half-empty. I believe in miracles. Hope springs eternal.
I believe I can do anything. I believe we all can.
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