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El Peligroso — 2nd Ascent!

El Peligroso, my first published SF tale, was included in the 1989 Ascent, Roper and Steck’s acclaimed mountaineering anthology. I still appreciate Steve Roper’s editorial expertise in crafting this narrative about climbing’s future and am happy to share the news that El Peligroso has been published again. Correspondence with Professor Elana Gomel led to its inclusion in her exciting new book, Stanislaw Lem and His Aliens:  a Tribute and a Challenge.

Here’s the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Stanislaw-Lem-His-Aliens-Challenge/dp/1911486772/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3EUN837IEDG8Z&keywords=stanislaw+lem+and+his+aliens&qid=1662825591&s=books&sprefix=Stanislaw+Lem+and+his%2Cstripbooks%2C238&sr=1-1&asin=1911486772&revisionId=&format=4&depth=1

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The Path to Serendipity

Well of Souls

Rumi’s path to serendipity leads past the well of souls. Please read my story and walk further on the path through the pages of Lothlorien Poetry Journal’s volume 12. You will find beauties unexpected! https://www.lulu.com/shop/strider-marcus-jones/lothlorien-poetry-journal-volume-12/paperback/product-7mpg7w.html?q=&page=1&pageSize=4

Lothlorian Volume 12

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Gold Country is Steinbeck Country

I love Steinbeck country — the great river, its valley and especially the Gabilans. A recent Amazon customer noticed the respect and affection I have for the great writer and his home. Here’s the review:
“Robert Walton’s Joaquin’s God: And other Tales of Old California is a great read! As a fellow native of this part of California, I’d heard similar stories and legends, and clearly recognized the settings of all the stories. Bob Walton’s writing is very reminiscent of John Steinbeck. If you like Steinbeck’s short stories, you’ll appreciate these!” https://www.amazon.com/Joaquins-Gold-other-Tales-California-ebook/

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Gold Travels Well!

Traveling this summer? It’s smart to take gold with you, and even smarter to take “Joaquin’s Gold” with you!

“I read this in an evening while a van trip — fantastic and fun. I particularly liked The Wreck of the Annabelle Lee.”

Brad Young, Historian and Mountaineer

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Gold Delights!

From a pleased poet:

“Joaquin’s Gold  — what a delight! I am still relishing these stories, re-reading and enjoying them again. Before I began, I especially enjoyed knowing that your students inspired both your research and writing. Once reading, I wished I could have been in a class that read, discussed, and wrote reactions to these adventures. Each chapter’s title is an inspiration to read!”

Sheelagh from Idaho

Help me out a bit by viewing the instagram link to “Joaquin’s Gold”!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CeelwksMEIp/?hl=en

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Lothlorien Publishes Well of Souls!

I’m pleased to share that my “Well of Souls” (rewritten once again!) has found a new home with Lothlorien Poetry Journal. I thank Strider for including it. Here’s the link: https://lothlorienpoetryjournal.blogspot.com/2022/06/well-of-souls-flash-fiction-story-by.html

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Gold is Popular!

“Joaquin’s Gold” is my long awaited new book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09RTX6G3G/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Here’s another enthusiastic review!

These stories bring the fabled Joaquin Murrieta, a notorious desperado with a heart of gold, to life. Readers will find the man and the era irresistible. The author finds this historical figure fascinating, and makes Joaquin real — he comes alive and is so likable! The settings and descriptions are fabulous also! I really liked this book! 

Becky Caufield, Editor and Publisher

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