Principia Ponderosa is out!

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Principia Ponderosa (Third Flatiron Anthologies Book 18) just came out today. “Welcome to the “Principia Ponderosa,” land of wide-open spaces and
dark dreams. This new anthology from Third Flatiron features 17
stories that combine elements of the Western with other literary
genres, including steampunk, fantasy, occult, and horror. We invite
you to mount up and ride with us into the sunset.” My “La Loca” is included, though it takes place somewhat after sunset!

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Authors Shine at Sol Treasures

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Meet the artist events at Sol Treasures – intimate and collaborative – often blur the lines between presenters and audience. Such was the case on Friday evening when John Miller and I shared our books with a lively group of friends and visitors. John offered a concise though wide-ranging context for his bestseller Minecraft Lab for Kids. It was fun to see illumination bloom on attentive faces as he revealed the power of this new learning-through-play technology. I was pleased to offer a Presidents’ Day reading from my Dawn Drums. We cannot hear enough about Abraham Lincoln these days – we just can’t.

John and I have collaborated in teaching for decades. May it always be so!

P.S. Note my “Lemon Tree” shirt. Thanks, Kerry’s Mom! Your artistry endures!

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Authors at Sol Treasures

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John Miller and I will host kids, teachers and parents at Sol Treasures in King City on Friday evening from four to six. We’ll tell stories, talk about literacy and reveal great secrets about writing. Please come out and join us if you’re near – or even if you’re far! Wine, refreshments and good cheer will be shared.

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Climbers’ Light

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Son Jon made a notable journey through New Zealand a few years back. He went far and high and by himself to take many wonderful photos. I paired one with a mountain poem of mine and the Ekphrastic Review just published both. Do take a look.

http://www.ekphrastic.net

 

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Reprise

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Photo by Jon Walton

I thank Editor Jayne Jaudon Ferrer for including my brief poem on Your Daily Poem. It seems to have pleased and I’m glad. I always try to keep it simple!

http://www.yourdailypoem.com/listpoem.jsp?poem_id=2483

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Make My Day!

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Brad Watson, Vice President of Saturday Writers had this to say about Make My Day: “Congratulations, you won 1st place in the Saturday Writers’ ‘Sounds of Writing’ contest.” He included this note from the contest judge: ‘The voice was strong, the pacing excellent and the character spot on. I loved it.” I’m most pleased to let you know that this story was included in the 2016 contest anthology and that anthology is now available on Amazon. Here’s the link:  https://www.amazon.com/Writing-Sense-ably-Anthology-Saturday-Writers/dp/1541298888/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1486005662&sr=1-1&keywords=saturday+writers+anthology

 

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Little Big Man Speaks

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Little Big Man Speaks just won the Fall 2016 Three Cheers and a Tiger short story contest. I thank Ana George and the folks at Toasted Cheese Literary Magazine for choosing to honor my story. I’ve long believed that Native American cultures and values will contribute to the saving of our planet. That the pernicious tar sands Keystone Pipeline still threatens Native American lands is an indication that their wisdom has yet to reach corporate America. I hope that Little Big Man Speaks will offer a small push toward environmental sanity. Here’s the link: http://tclj.toasted-cheese.com/2016/16-4/little-big-man-speaks-by-robert-walton/

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