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Texas Public Radio Interview

Here's a little Texas Public Radio Interview I did a couple days ago with Dave Davies. I'm amazed and pleased to no end that Silent We Stood still gets a little media attention.
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SWS Teaser

"Father’s Reminiscence
Transcribed July 26, 1911

"Even after all that I have done and risked and supported, I remain suspicious of social movements, despite the good they sometimes accomplish. I doubt the purity of motive of those who embrace and carry out causes. Yes, some are driven by outrage at injustice. Others, equally efficient, are motivated by resentment of privilege. Still others seek to carry out religious imperatives. If their interpretation of the Scriptures condemns slavery, then slavery must end. What the religious feel toward the enslaved seems to matter little. Others love the pain of those with whom they hold stark ideological differences. Some take more pleasure in revenge against perpetrators of injustice than in aiding the oppressed. A good many seem natural Jacobins, born to disaffection. They chafe against any perceived power, any state of affairs."

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Southern Literary Reivew Likes Silent We Stood

A nice review of Silent We Stood in Southern Literary Review. I'm amazed that reviews are still coming out. I'm also amazed that SWS has been out for two years. The review is kind enough that I'll forgive the misspelling of my name.

My thanks to reviewer Donna Meredith! Here's a sample:

"Silent We Stood is no easy read, but it yields the pleasure of unraveling the threads of a complicated yarn. It is a testimony to the universal struggle of humans to find freedom, and the heroism of those who risk everything to ensure that liberty and justice for all is not simply an ideal but a reality."


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Come one! Come all!

This coming Thursday night, November 6, at 7:00, I’ll be at The Wild Detectives, Dallas’s new independent bookstore in south Dallas/Oak Cliff, talking about and reading from my latest novel, Silent We Stood. If you’re on Facebook, you can check out the store in general and my event in particular. TWD is one of the few bookstores with a bar, so if you find my talk less than enthralling, you can just sit, relax, and quietly get plastered. In any case, I’d love to see you there!  Read More 
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Your Humble Scribe Stammers Through a Talk and Reading

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