Monday, August 10, 2020

Live Interview on YouTube - Come and Ask Some Questions

Join Keylin Rivers and me for a live interview on August 11, 2020 at 6 pm. It will be on YouTube and half the questions will come from the audience.


RECENTLY PUBLISHED


"FREE AIR," A SHORT STORY IN THE COLLECTION A DYING PLANET - Published by Flame Tree Press and available on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/30HSlwQ


The collection explores the question of whether or not humanity is inevitably doomed to be wiped out or whether we can recover from the impending future of global warming.


"THE GREAT GUMBALL MACHINE" is included in another collection, published by Mannison Press. Little Boy Lost: More Tales of Youth Disrupted contains stories about young boys and the challenges and dangers they face. It is a companion volume to Little Girl Lost, previously published. - Do You Remember Your Childhood? Were you ever lost? Available on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/3kw8r4u





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Friday, July 17, 2020

Two New Interviews

Recently I had five new interviews concerning my writing.  I'm including two of them here.  One is a vlogcast with Justin Rich (available on YouTube)  and the other is a podcast with Jamie Davis that just went live. Please check them out and let me know what you think.
Countless Vlogcast Episode 34 with Guest Author John Rosenman
                                                                  

2. My episode with Jamie Davis on the Books and Authors Fantasy and SciFi Podcast is now live.
https://fantasy-focus.com/2020/07/checking-out-inspectors-of-the-cross-with-john-r-rosenman-on-the-podcast/ -

            Checking Out Inspectors of the Cross with John R. Rosenman on the Podcast - Fantasy/Sci-Fi Focus

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Worried about the Coronavirus and other Environmental Problems?

Are you concerned about the environment and the survival of this planet?  About the fate of the world if there's a new virus, a continued rise in the population, or a breakdown in the power grid? What about global warming and rising seas? Are you sometimes troubled by such all-too-real possibilities?

If so . . . CHECK OUT MY STORY (and others) IN A DYING PLANET, an anthology just published by Flame Tree Press. Click on the link or picture below and scroll down to my discussion of the origin of "Free Air". Like other post-apocalyptic tales in this collection, "Free Air" presents a world of the future where global warming, climate change, and other problems have gone much too far.  While you're there, see what other gifted writers say about the inspiration for their individual stories.


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The collection is 480 pages and contains over two dozen stories by different authors.  It can be ordered below:

Friday, January 10, 2020

Welcome Gift by Jane P. Rosenman


My wife Jane is a writer, too. Here is a short piece she wrote about an unlikely family heirloom.



A few weeks after my family and I arrived in Orangeburg, South Carolina in 1973, I was greeted by a lady from the local Welcome Wagon. Aren’t Welcome Wagons extinct these days? Anyway, we had a pleasant visit. On her way out of the door, she gave me cards for gifts from city merchants, urging me to drop by their businesses and become acquainted with their services. At each place, I would be treated with something of value such as a free oil change from Firestone. All of my visits were rewarding, but I hesitated to use my remaining card. The reason was that it was from a funeral parlor, which struck me as odd—not so welcoming Welcome Wagon choice. Gathering up my nerve, I finally ventured over to the funeral parlor where I was met by a sweet old man. We talked briefly, then he presented me with a strange metal utensil with a wooden handle. Perplexed, I asked him what it was. He kindly informed me that it was an ice cream scoop. Although it had a flatter shaped spoon than usual, I could see that the unique design might work.

Thanking the gentleman, I inquired why on earth a funeral home was gifting new residents with ice cream scoops. Smiling, he replied, "What else can a business like ours give out?"

Over the years, I've come to really cherish this ice cream scoop.  Nearly every day, I find it handy for serving all kinds of food, mixing batter, filling muffin tins, and so forth. Occasionally, I'll use my scoop for its intended purpose, then reflect on how this simple kitchen tool is my favorite--more prized than any modern electronic gadget.















Tuesday, October 22, 2019

ANOTHER BOOK SIGNING AND TWO NEW BOOKS ON KINDLE

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! On October 26 from 12 to 2 pm, I will be having my second book signing at the Book Exchange in Norfolk, VA. (116 E. Little Creek Rd. 23505). A few of the novels I'll be selling are featured below: A Senseless Act of Beauty (SciFi) and The Merry-Go-Round Man (Young Adult). Please drop by and chat. Hope to see you there!


                 
WIN A FREE KINDLE OF INSPECTOR OF THE CROSS, THE FIRST NOVEL OF MY INSPECTOR OF THE CROSS SERIES. The first three folks to answer the following question correctly win.  According to Wikipedia, Robert Heinlein "is usually identified...as one of the three masters of science fiction to arise in the so-called Golden Age of science fiction."  Name just one of the other two writers.  E-mail me at jroseman@cox.net.

TWO OF MY NOVELS ARE OUT IN KINDLE! They include the adventures of Stella Masterson, a female cyborg in Beyond Those Distant Stars and the heroics of Theophilus Merlan, a most unusual geologist in Speaker of the Shakk.         
                                                              


Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Mt8Khy                                Amazon: https://amzn.to/2qv1UQc      
                             

UNTIL NEXT TIME!





















Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Latest Issue of my Newsletter



John B. Rosenman Author Newsletter #13 - August 2019

   (Formerly The Writing Life Newsletter) - Subscribe on my website at http://www.johnrosenman.com - just click on the tab at the top. 
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My 4-Book Bundle is available for $2.99  
-- Featuring Preditors and Editors SciFi / Fantasy best story of the year, "The Blue of Her Hair, the Gold of Her Eyes" -  Available at:  http://amzn.to/1mu6VAR

                               
                                     

               
                        
The Merry-Go-Round Man is the most personal of my novels, being based directly on my childhood. It's a rite of passage, coming-of-age Young Adult story of three boys growing up in the 1950s and their initiation into sex, violence, and self-discovery. Two of the boys were my friends, and one of them is me . . . sort of. It's available in all formats: Kindle, Print, and Audio - and costs only 99¢ on Kindle. Available at: https://amzn.to/2kiqg9v   

 

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TWO BOOK SIGNINGS (Sept. 14 and Oct. 26) - It's never too early to mention them. Both signings are at Book Exchange. The first (see below) is on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 2720 N. Mall Dr. #200 from 12 to 2 pm. I'll be signing books and chatting with visitors. A few of the novels I'll be selling are featured below.A Senseless Act of Beauty and The Merry-Go-Round Man (SciFi and Young Adult). Hope to see you there! Check this link for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/513151479491342/

 
                     
 





















 
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TWO BOOK SIGNINGS (Sept. 14 and Oct. 26) - It's never too early to mention them. Both signings are at Book Exchange. The first (see below) is on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 2720 N. Mall Dr. #200 from 12 to 2 pm. I'll be signing books and chatting with visitors. A few of the novels I'll be selling are featured below.A Senseless Act of Beauty and The Merry-Go-Round Man (SciFi and Young Adult). Hope to see you there! Check this link for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/513151479491342/


                     
  4-Book Bundle is available for just $2.99
-- Featuring Preditors and Editors SciFi / Fantasy best story of the year, "The Blue of Her Hair, the Gold of Her Eyes" -  Available at:  http://amzn.to/1mu6VAR


                               
                                     

               
                        

The Merry-Go-Round Man
 is the most personal of my novels, being based directly on my childhood. It's a rite of passage, coming-of-age Young Adult story of three boys growing up in the 1950s and their initiation into sex, violence, and self-discovery. Two of the boys were my friends, and one of them is me . . . sort of. It's available in all formats: Kindle, Print, and Audio - and costs only 99¢ on Kindle. Available at: https://amzn.to/2kiqg9v   

 

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TWO BOOK SIGNINGS (Sept. 14 and Oct. 26) - It's never too early to mention them. Both signings are at Book Exchange. The first (see below) is on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 2720 N. Mall Dr. #200 from 12 to 2 pm. I'll be signing books and chatting with visitors. A few of the novels I'll be selling are featured below.A Senseless Act of Beauty and The Merry-Go-Round Man (SciFi and Young Adult). Hope to see you there! Check this link for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/513151479491342/


                     
My 4-Book Bundle is available for just $2.99
-- Featuring Preditors and Editors SciFi / Fantasy best story of the year, "The Blue of Her Hair, the Gold of Her Eyes" -  Available at:  http://amzn.to/1mu6VAR


                               
                                     

               
                        

The Merry-Go-Round Man
 is the most personal of my novels, being based directly on my childhood. It's a rite of passage, coming-of-age Young Adult story of three boys growing up in the 1950s and their initiation into sex, violence, and self-discovery. Two of the boys were my friends, and one of them is me . . . sort of. It's available in all formats: Kindle, Print, and Audio - and costs only 99¢ on Kindle. Available at: https://amzn.to/2kiqg9v   

 

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TWO BOOK SIGNINGS (Sept. 14 and Oct. 26) - It's never too early to mention them. Both signings are at Book Exchange. The first (see below) is on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 2720 N. Mall Dr. #200 from 12 to 2 pm. I'll be signing books and chatting with visitors. A few of the novels I'll be selling are featured below.A Senseless Act of Beauty and The Merry-Go-Round Man (SciFi and Young Adult). Hope to see you there! Check this link for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/513151479491342/


                     
. Rosenman Author Newsletter    #13 - August 2019

   (Formerly The Writing Life Newsletter) - Subscribe on my website at http://www.johnrosenman.com - just click on the tab at the top. 


  My 4-Book Bundle is available for just $2.99

-- Featuring Preditors and Editors SciFi / Fantasy best story of the year, "The Blue of Her Hair, the Gold of Her Eyes" -  Available at:  http://amzn.to/1mu6VAR


                               
                                     

               
                        

The Merry-Go-Round Man
 is the most personal of my novels, being based directly on my childhood. It's a rite of passage, coming-of-age Young Adult story of three boys growing up in the 1950s and their initiation into sex, violence, and self-discovery. Two of the boys were my friends, and one of them is me . . . sort of. It's available in all formats: Kindle, Print, and Audio - and costs only 99¢ on Kindle. Available at: https://amzn.to/2kiqg9v   

 

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TWO BOOK SIGNINGS (Sept. 14 and Oct. 26) - It's never too early to mention them. Both signings are at Book Exchange. The first (see below) is on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 2720 N. Mall Dr. #200 from 12 to 2 pm. I'll be signing books and chatting with visitors. A few of the novels I'll be selling are featured below.A Senseless Act of Beauty and The Merry-Go-Round Man (SciFi and Young Adult). Hope to see you there! Check this link for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/513151479491342/