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04-17-2012, 12:36 AM
I have been getting quite a bit of private mail regarding my book and what it is I meant or referred to on different stories. Some mail has come in and asked me to just explain the story a bit further or give my reasoning for writing it. Others have asked me how I went about writing it. If you are one of those that has the book and wants to ask questions, feel free to do so here and I will respond here on this thread only. No other web site will have this.

For those that are sending me private mail and messages and would rather keep it that way, that is OK, I will continue to answer those as well. I am honored.

If you would like to ask but are not a member of this board but only read it, you can send your questions to me privately and I will explain here.

be well friends
be ever so well

04-17-2012, 08:15 AM
To R
Fishing planks

Dear R.
The little boy in Fishing planks is a fictional character as is the story. It is based on somethings I saw as a child and other information or stories I have heard. It is actually not about the fishing, it is all about passage to manhood and the readiness to make that leap.

04-17-2012, 08:17 AM
En esa estoria, el hombre que vive sobre la montana es una persona de verdad, Werner yo fuimos a su casa a verlo y hablar con el.

Desculpa el horible Espanol que escribo

04-17-2012, 07:05 PM
Gerry,, The story you eluded to in your e-mail is not true. It is fictional but there are some thin (very thin) threads of past experiences I had that I wove into it. thanks for the kind words.

04-18-2012, 08:43 PM
Hey amigo viejo,
que bien que nos encontramos con este libro. Eso es una tremenda coincidencia. Como esta la familia? Me dejas saver si puedes vinir Aruba. Seria mi gran placer conocer la familia entero. Por fabor manda saludos a tu Mama.

La estoria WOODEN PLANKS es unos de mis favoritos tambien. Gracias por tus comentarios.

Gran saludos


04-23-2012, 12:48 PM
Thanks for the continued remarks. Please try to put them here instead of the mail. If it is personal I will not post it.

Harley - Jo-Anne,
No. It is not about my childhood. It is imaginary and about what I thought up as I wrote. Many times a story writes itself (sort of).

Thanks for reading it.


05-05-2012, 08:22 AM
Hi Rosa,
I heard that it only takes about three days
Let me know if you like it

Andrea J.
05-05-2012, 08:37 AM
Would it be preferable to be using the private messaging feature instead of the posting?

Hi Rosa,
I heard that it only takes about three days
Let me know if you like it

05-13-2012, 09:55 PM
Probably because they keep on PM anyway. How do I do that. I was trying to cover the same questions over and and over again. Help, teach me.

05-13-2012, 09:56 PM
Yes, Luciano is a real person and the story in the book is what he told me. Do I feel it is true? In his mind it is so who am I to argue.

05-13-2012, 09:58 PM
We did a signing at the airport today and had over 100 new readers to the list this week. The most often asked question is about the very last story. ___ It is a compilation of what I have read on this particular BB and as such it is true in that sense however it is compounded and not from one set of people only.

the dark thing in the water is seaweed.

05-13-2012, 11:14 PM
Probably because they keep on PM anyway. How do I do that. I was trying to cover the same questions over and and over again. Help, teach me.
How do I send Private Messages?
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05-14-2012, 10:42 AM
Thank you so very much for this information. While I am on the computer all day long writing, I tend to be a dummy with some of the subtleties and intricacies regarding the benefits of this thing called "the computer-literate world." AHHH but then what are friends for?
be well