MY SOCIAL MEDIA (Such As It Is)
Here are links to social media I’ve used the most to date, though these have a relic-like aspect to them as my social media activity has been virtually nonexistent for over a year, one of the reasons being that I’ve been trying to focus as much of my available time as possible on my actual writing.
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READ “SHOPPING STREET OF THE ETERNAL SPRINGTIME SUN,” MY LIGHT VERSE UTOPIAN / DYSTOPIAN VISION OF THE FUTURE
“Light verse,” as in whimsical, singsong, pop-music-like rhymes, but, in this case, addressing the maximally serious topic of anthropogenic global warming and its consequences if humanity’s thoroughly inadequate (though in some locations and respects improving) response continues, published at The New Verse News.
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READ “BASHŌ WOULD CRY, THEN . . .,” MY TANKA ANTICIPATING SUMMER ON THE OCCASION OF JAPAN’S THREE MEGA-BANKS RECEIVING ALL F’S ON THE 2017 FOSSIL FUEL FINANCE REPORT CARD
This poem utilizes the traditional Japanese poetic form of the tanka—with its five-line pattern of 5, 7, 5, 7, 7 syllables—which was one of the forms employed by Japan’s most famous poet Matsuo Bashō, many of whose works exude his deep love and respect for nature. Read it here at The New Verse News.
(2020-06: It seems that at least some of these banks may have since begun, in some aspects of their operations, moving in the right direction, though still far too slowly.)
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Preludes: A Story of Child Sexual Abuse from a Child’s Perspective in a Middle Class American Family is my autobiographical novella depicting the horror of child sexual abuse from a child’s perspective.
Download Preludes for free at:
– Amazon’s Kindle Store
(This is the link for the US Kindle Store.
For another Kindle Store, please do a search for “John Brooks” or “Preludes” on that store’s website. Please note: other (non-US) Kindle stores may not price “Preludes” as free.)
– Apple’s iBooks Store
(Shows a link for the Preludes page on iTunes. Alternatively, you can search for “Preludes” in the iBooks Store inside the iBooks app for iPhone and Kindle.)
– Barnes & Nobel’s Nook Store
– smashwords.com, and other ebook sellers to which Smashwords distributes.
For a video introduction and more about Preludes, click here.
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THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF LIFE: MANUSCRIPT COMPLETED
(Click/tap the cover for an excerpt and further details.)
Through the Valley of the Shadow of Life is a novel exploring, among other things, the effects of child sexual abuse on an adult survivor and the challenges of healing.