What do you do with the truth when it confronts you?

It’s fascinating to watch people suddenly clam up when they’re hit with the truth. What they do next is very telling. They’ll either dance in a frantic way to jig around what was said, or they’ll outright deny it with avoidance or accusations, or they’ll ponder in silence then thoughtfully say, “You may be on to something . . .”

I know I’ve done all three when hit with a truth I wasn’t expecting. Surprise makes us stumble. But I’ve always felt the most at peace when I consider that maybe I was wrong, and that maybe the other person is on to something.

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Remember to get the newly-released short story, excerpted from Book 7: “Teeria Rigoff; Age, over 50.”

There’s even an audio component, too, if you want to listen to my dulcet tones put you to sleep for 40 minutes. Apparently my 10th graders love it when I read to them. They say it’s the best nap they get all day in school.

Short story pdf: CLICK HERE Teeria Rigoff–age, over 50

Audio book: CLICK HERE

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Audiobook downloads, and thank you very much!

The first three chapters of The Forest at the Edge of the World are available here as audiobook mp3 downloads. I’ll keep trying to upload a chapter or two a week so you can hear my lovely Fran Drescher impersonations.  (No, it’s not really that bad, but with my hay fever kicking in, the next few chapters just might be.)

I also want to thank all of you for your support during my past free download week. I was just this much shy (can you see my fingers pinching together?) of reaching 11,000 downloads, which was about 9,000 more than I was expecting. A great week, so thank you for helping to get the word out!