The Written Word
"The Height of Societal Illiteracies" is just a few paragraphs in which I try to defend a grammar principle that many of us learned in elementary school, whilst using pretty much every exception to the rule I could think of and using no words that actually follow it. The title itself gives a hint to the content, for those in the know. Click on the button below to read it.
Palindromes, for those of you who may not know, are things that read the same backwards as forwards. For example, 'radar' is a palindrome. Palindromes in the form of phrases and sentences are usually perceived as being read forward and backward letter by letter, such as 'Was it a car or a cat I saw?' However, palindromes can also be read word-to-word, such as 'There was money, was there?' Several years ago I wrote a series of palindrome poems using the latter method. For some great examples of the former method, check out the song 'Bob' by Weird Al Yankovic (my link will take you to a version posted by MCJingle on youtube). Click on the buttons below.
Next is a children's story I wrote several year's back. I sent this one to an agent and while she seemed to have nice things to say about it, she said the children's book market was rather soft. In fact, it seems quite common that publishers do not pick up new children's book authors. So here it is.
Following is another book in the style of a children's story. Unlike 'Mr Snow and Mr Green', however, this one is intended as a parody for an older audience, though the pictures and writing depict it as a children's book. A more detailed description can be found here, along with the text of Book 1 and some sample illustrations: