My Wonderful Novel, “Scattering the Ashes” is Featured on the GSMC Book Review Podcast

Sarah Meckler speaks with me about my novel, Scattering the Ashes.

The story centers on Sam Holmes, a young man who finds himself on a somewhat unusual journey after his father’s death. The experience helps Sam to learn more about his father as well as himself and his plans for his own life.

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I hope you enjoy this!

Positive Previews for “The Least Among Them”

My new book on the history of the Yankees titled The Least Among Them is getting some great early reviews.

This book is available for pre-order now and will be released in early October 2021.

The following is the latest press release from my publisher, Artemesia Publishing:

“(The Least Among Them) is the ultimate insider book.” – Marty Appel

“This charming and meticulously researched book will remind you of baseball’s power to change and enrich lives far beyond the diamond.” – Jonathan Eig

The Least Among Them is a most special baseball book that looks at the New York Yankees history in an original, unique, and never before written manner. Throughout their history, the New York Yankees have been defined by the legends and the successes of their most famous players. But, as part of their long history, the Yankees have also fielded players that have become lost to history. This book is those players’ story, telling the unique histories of the men whose entire major league baseball career lasted but a single game with that game being played as a New York Yankee. While these players may be forgotten, their stories are compelling. Filled with a unique Yankee history, single game stats, and a love of baseball, The Least Among Them tells the story of baseball’s most successful franchise in an entirely new way.

The following are some of the early reviews of this very special book:

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“Scattering the Ashes” is Phenomenal!

Readers’ Favorite recently reviewed my novel, Scattering the Ashes.

The review was glowing!

Scattering the Ashes earned Readers’ Favorite’s prestigious 5-Star Rating.

The reviewer noted:

The narrative was perfectly paced and incredibly rich with details.

 

Sam’s voice proved to be exactly what the reader needed to immerse themselves in the narrative and feel each part of the story resonate inside their heart.

 

Scattering the Ashes was just as self-reflective as it was entertaining.

 

I enjoyed the descriptions of the places where Sam went, I enjoyed the way the story flowed and I loved the way Sam over thought everything (that was common and human of him!).

 

Scattering the Ashes by Paul Russell Semendinger was phenomenal.

 

Kintsugi

This essay can be found in the book Impossible is an Illusion published by Wipf and Stock and available here.

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My son came home from college, and in a discussion with me brought up a Japanese word, Kintsugi, that immediately opened up my mind to many thoughts.

It’s wonderful to find new words, new ideas, and new ways of thinking.

And, just for the record, kintsugi is now my new favorite word.

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Scattering the Ashes – Will Be Released on October 22, 2019

My first novel, Scattering the Ashes, will be released on October 22.

This book, a wonderful story about family, inspiration, hope, faith, love, and so much more, is bound to delight readers.  This is a special story that will touch many hearts.  

My publisher, Artemesia Publishing, just released some pre-publication materials including this postcard:

A Postcard

Author Visit – March 18, 2019

I am looking forward to another great author event on March 18, 2019 at the Oakland, New Jersey Public Library.

I appreciate all of the support, kindness, and encouragement from so many.  

I hope to inspire many people tomorrow to help them realize that, like me, they truly can achieve their dreams.

Living The Dream

Those of you who have known me long enough have read stories of my hopes to be a published author and all of the trials, travails, failures, and bumps along the way I have faced as I pursue this dream.

Along the way, there have also, of course been some successes, but these only came after much failure, many rejections, and more than a few (sometimes harsh) criticisms from those in the business of publishing. 

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