Monthly Archives: July 2011

Playing the Fool

About fictional archetypes and why my main characters always end up playing the Fool:

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Living in the Moment (Part 72,653)

I feel that most of us allow ourselves all the pain and half the pleasure of life. When you’re hurt, there’s no denying it – and most of us don’t really try very hard. You feel it and try to … Continue reading

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Vets – Better off Dead?

I’m reposting this as it wasn’t up top very long and I think it’s an important issue. It’s also one that keeps coming back to me as I watch the Masters of the Universe lob spitballs at each other in … Continue reading

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In a Relationship with The Muse (it’s complicated)

This new book is killng me. I love it but it’s killing me. Those of you who have kids will nod your heads and wonder ‘Where’s the headline?’ It’s the second ‘Mindbenders’. I had a complete first draft but I … Continue reading

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Vets-Better off Dead?

For the past two years, America has lost more soldiers to suicide than in combat. And the figures are actually slanted to minimize the numbers–several services only list suicides by soldiers specifically on active duty, do not list soldiers detached … Continue reading

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Un-American Activity! On My Blog! (sort of)

I don’t get this – readers are buying my paperbacks and not claiming their beers! This is blatantly un-American activity, as far as I’m concerned. Major corporations have spent millions – billions even – perfecting systems to lure you, the … Continue reading

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The Beer Buying Continues!

It’s time to renew the ‘Buy A Paperback-I Buy You a Beer’ Promotion! So, since I’m busy writing the second Mindbenders (and you haven’t read the FIRST one yet!), I’m just going to run it again! The Internet is supposed … Continue reading

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‘Something Different – Something Real’: ‘Green’ Review

Review by: Katy Sozaeva on July 16, 2011 :      I was at first reluctant to accept this book to read and review, but after my enjoyment of Ted Krever’s “Mindbenders,” I decided to give it a try, and I am glad I … Continue reading

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‘Mindbenders’ excerpt 2 – Greg in Iraq

Excerpt #2 from ‘Mindbenders’, second of the sections specifically written about soldiers in Iraq. I offer this as a pale version of what those men and women lived with -and a reminder of the crime we’re doing by neglecting our … Continue reading

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My Vet Story from ‘Mindbenders’ (Part One)

I received an email last week from a woman who got a copy of ‘Mindbenders’ in a GoodReads giveaway. I posted it then but here it is again, in case you missed it (I have a reason so bear with … Continue reading

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