The Poster For My Book Reading At Lehigh University

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Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society Book I by Charles F. French is available for purchase on Amazon either as an ebook or a print book!

Please follow the following links to find my novel:

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Print book

Thank you!

The book trailer:

Maledicus:Investigative Paranormal Society Book I

My radio interview:

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A Book Reading of Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society Book I by Charles F. French

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This is a reminder to anyone who might be in the Lehigh Valley, PA area of my book reading tomorrow!

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I am very pleased and excited to announce that I will have a book reading of my new novel, Maledicus:  The Investigative Paranormal Society Book I, at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. The date is 11/29/16 at 4 P.M. in room 200 of Linderman Library.  If you live in this area of Pennsylvania, I invite you to attend.

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Children’s Books: Old Can Be Better

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This post on older books for children is excellent and very important!

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Now that the best new children’s books this year are receiving awards and recognition, I’m excited and scanning the titles for my new favorites.  Besides recognizing the best new books of the year, it’s gift giving time. Nothing beats reading-aloud and turning the pages of a book.

Yet, I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you that older books, titles that have been forgotten by many, are often the best of the best. I guarantee that most authors who write winning books today would smile, knowingly, and heartily agree.

I am fired up to share some of these books with you and their importance, because I recently read this ad which was marketing Goodnight Moon:

“Goodnight Moon is now available in e-book. The perfect solution for parents on the go.”

Pardon me while I pull my heart back up from my stomach.  For the very young child, touching

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Owled~

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These photographs are stunning and beautiful, and I had to share them! Please visit Cindy Knoke’s blog: https://cindyknoke.com

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Observant owls prefer to watch,

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and not be seen.
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At twilight we sing, muted duets.
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They swoop close, ruffling my hair.

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Letting me know they see me clearly,
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as I go slowly blind in the deepening dusk.
Cheers to you from the all seeing owls~

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Quotations on Idealism

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I am an unapologetic idealist, a dreamer, and an optimist. As a writer and teacher, I find these qualities to be essential. I continue to see ways to improve the world, no matter how many losses or setbacks occur.

We must always stand up for what is right, what is worth fighting for, and those who cannot fight for themselves.

Here are a few quotations about idealism:

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“Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one”

                                                                                John Lennon

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Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

                                                                            Robert Kennedy

 

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“There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.”

                                                                              J. R. R. Tolkien

Happy Thanksgiving!

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This simple post is worth reblogging for a Thanksgiving wish!

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Happy Thanksgiving! Remember to recognize the positives and the blessings in your life.

Enjoy your feasts, your gatherings, and your traditions.  And please remember to give thanks to those who help us in many ways. So many are away from home, friends, and family, and we should all give them a moment of thanks for their service.

To my friends and family–thank you!

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A Book Reading of Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society Book I by Charles F. French

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I am very pleased and excited to announce that I will have a book reading of my new novel, Maledicus:  The Investigative Paranormal Society Book I, at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. The date is 11/29/16 at 4 P.M. in room 200 of Linderman Library.  If you live in this area of Pennsylvania, I invite you to attend.