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A novelist (self-published), editor (fiction) and book designer who also teaches craft workshops at writers conferences. Websites include:,,,

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Diaries published: 10 (870 days since last diary on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 12:41 PM PST)

Comments posted: 28 (37 days since last comment on Fri Mar 27, 2015 at 09:36 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: seldom

Total Recommends: 34

Total Comment Ratings: 75

Most Recommended Diary: Historians on Bush, 23 comments, 12 recommends

People Following yar: 1

yar's Most Recent Diaries:

Today, gun violence brings more grief, more tragedy. Years ago, in response to a school shooting in California, I wrote an "issues" novel titled We the Enemy to try to spark new conversation about ...
by yar
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 12:41 PM PST with 0 Recommends
The other day I offered free ebook copies of my novel, We the Enemy. There are some left, so I thought I'd try again. As for gun control, one of the good guys in the novel says, "If you ...
by yar
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Jan 21, 2011 at 07:00 AM PST with 2 Recommends
I'm offering 50 free ebook copies of my novel, We the Enemy, to Daily Kos readers in return for feedback. Why Daily Kos? Because it's my philosophical community, the natural thought-home ...
by yar
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Jan 18, 2011 at 07:09 AM PST with 5 Recommends
Let's shun the AIG and other financial "wizards" who have done so much damage. Or at least shame them. Don't think it could work? Maybe it could.
by yar
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Mar 16, 2009 at 10:51 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
More and more, it seems like ads and PR blasts by the McCain campaign promote falsehoods and distortions that make me wonder, have they no sense of honor? I'm sure that they are cognizant of what ...
by yar
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Sep 10, 2008 at 08:36 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
The problem with the solutions proposed so far for seating Michigan and Florida delegates is continuing unfairness to large numbers of voters. The Michigan voters who would have voted for Obama but ...
by yar
Comment Count 41 comments on Mon May 12, 2008 at 01:24 PM PDT with 1 Recommend

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