TATRANEWS -December Newsletter


Hello my Friends:

First, happy holidays to everyone! And a big thank you for supporting me and my writing activities throughout the year. It is been a good one indeed, in spite of the nasty virus. I managed to keep to my notional goal of publishing two books a year (although 2020 was only one). New Books First, the reworked and updated second edition of Arctic Meltdown, brought out in both print and e-versions in August by Black Opal Books, and then thanks to Tom Briggs' excellent reading in audiobook format as well very soon after. And then in November, P.R.A. Publishing did a beautiful job of publishing my first short story collection, The Mind Spins, in both paperback and e-book versions. Both these books, like all my previous ones, are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters Indigo, Kobo and your local bookstore can order them through Ingram or any other distributor. Also I am working on getting them into libraries across Canada and the USA, so any help you can give on that front by using your library's Suggestions for Purchase form would be really appreciated. My Amazon site is here: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B00CRFIYEK?_encoding=UTF8&node=283155&offset=0&pageSize=12&searchAlias=stripbooks&sort=author-sidecar-rank&page=1&langFilter=default#formatSelectorHeader I am busy working on the sequel to Arctic Meltdown, Arctic Inferno, for publication hopefully next year and my fifth poetry collection, Poems for our World, is going out to publishers even as I write this. If all goes well, those will be my two books for 2022! And then for 2023, maybe a children's book and a murder mystery set in Vermont, but first things first. Events / Readings For those who missed it live, I did an online presentation earlier this month courtesy of the Vermont Humanities Council and Brownell Library on "What Inspires the Mind to Create?" Here is the link to the recording (I come on about 5 minutes 40 seconds in):

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/XpduuWRsIunj18sIfCqbmSdi2YnWZ50NiAueHhkYf2BsBxeZjpDMkXHKp1pKjvaa.KK8N3BHEOx5amQvo

Access Passcode: F93?J6kL Coming up, on January 24th, at 6:30 pm EDT, courtesy of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, Vermont, I will be doing a presentation on "Writing and Climate Change" referencing my novels and poetry. I would love it if you would join us at: https://www.kellogghubbard.org/adult-programs For Christmas, I did this reading of my unpublished children's story about "How Rudolf Got his Red Nose" I would like to share with you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov1wNhj59wc&t=1s And as another little gift, a poem for the season -- actually, as the title suggests, I wrote it last year, but the question at the end is about this Christmas, so hopefully, the answer for all of us will be a resounding YES! And he will bring everyone lots of cheer and happiness, despite COVID and climate change ... Christmas Eve twenty-twenty Christmas Eve twenty-twenty is finally here, I just settled my brains for a long winter’s nap, and alone I wait with great anticipation for the joyful sound of hooves pawing on the roof, the dancing and prancing of eight tiny reindeer. Will our old Saint Nick come down the chimney this year to bring the presents I asked for in my letter? Or, instead of biting on the stump of his pipe, is our dear, chubby and plump, right jolly old elf, our immuno-compromised, obese Santa Claus now sucking oxygen from a ventilator in the ICU of some over-run hospital somewhere near the North Pole, cared for by his elves, all infected by the dreaded COVID virus? Will he survive to perform his act next Christmas? With the very best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season and beyond into 2022, Geza












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