Shameless self-promotion

I have a morning routine after I turn on the computer. (I have a morning routine BEFORE I turn on the computer or the “smart” phone, and I find that I am most productive on those days that I wait longest before looking at a screen.) In addition to Dick Tracy and Luann, I have a folder of bookmarks called “Important People,” writers and liberty lovers whose blogs I find important to check in on.

I’ve noticed of late that my Important People spend a lot of time promoting their work: their books, their online classes, et al.

I have not become a self-supporting writer with my lifetime “If you build it, they will come” approach, and so I wonder if I should occasionally follow the example of my Important People mentors and remind you that I have Stuff 4 Sale out there. What can be the harm? Hey, it’s Saturday, maybe you have a shekel or two you’re waiting to spend on a tremendously helpful and/or entertaining book.

So, in approximate reverse order of publication (most recent first), here are the books I have currently in print. Ebooks are available by searching for my name on Amazon or (most of them) Kobo.

(If I was a good shameless self-promoter, I would put links with all of these, but I am not a good salesperson. Go to your favorite book source; you know better than I do what that is.) (Heck, it might be even better if you went to your favorite bookstore and asked them to order one or several of these for you. Word of mouth, don’t ya know.)

Refuse to be Afraid – The 2010 cut. I reproduced the original, short edition because I believe it’s important you hear this in this world where TPTB are working so hard to make us afraid of stepping out the door into the sunlight, to make us afraid of traveling around the town or the state or the country freely, and most of all to make us afraid of each other.

The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton. This wonderful 1908 novel is #4 in my Roger Mifflin Collection of classic early 20th century literature, curated by the proprietor of The Haunted Bookshop aka Christopher Morley.

Full – “My God, I’m full of words.” A collection of posts from this blog on the subjects of creativity, freedom of thought and action, and encouragement against the darkness.

Trivia by Logan Pearsall Smith, Men in War by Andreas Latzko, and The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley. The third, second, and first books in my Mifflin Collection. Paperbacks everywhere; hardcovers at Lulu.com.

A Little Volume of Secrets – Three timeless essays on the mindset of success: As A Man Thinketh by James Allen, Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell, and The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles. Another 2010 collection that needed to be out there again.

24 flashes – Two dozen bits of flash fiction, as short as the three paragraphs of “The Sudden Waltz” and as long as the six pages of “Once Upon a Midnight” and “The Old Man and the Press.”

Gladness is Infectious – A book of celebrations, because we all need to be reminded how wonderful this life is. More excerpts from this blog.

Resistance to Civil Government by Henry David Thoreau – The seminal essay on civil disobedience, because we all need to be reminded of what works best against what we’re up against. (Another 2010 reprint)

Letters to the Citizens of the United States by Thomas Paine – The author of the great Common Sense sent out a series of essays about the nature of this new republic and the forces that wish to extinguish it, with concerns remarkably similar to those at play today. (Still more evidence that I was quite busy in 2010, it turns out.)

Refuse to be Afraid 10th Anniversary Edition – This is the version with the “bonus tracks” added in 2016 and 2020, with a lovely preface by Wally Conger (thanks WC!), for those who might need a little more bolstering against imaginary hobgoblins.

How to Play a Blue Guitar – It’s a manifesto for peaceful libertarianism, as well as another eclectic mix of blog posts, including my semi-famous short story “Wildflower Man,” previous editions of which are out of print.

Myke Phoenix: The Complete Novelettes – From 1990 to 2014, I wrote 16 superhero adventures – 18 if you include the short stories “Ghosts” and “A Myke Phoenix Christmas.” Here they are in one boffo 715-page conglomeration for a mere 25 bucks, probably my best deal per word.

A Bridge at Crossroads: 101 encouragements – The complete title of that first book above is “Refuse to be Afraid. Free yourself. Dream.” A Bridge at Crossroads is more on the topic of freeing yourself to dream.

The Imaginary Revolution – A short novel or long novella that purports to be the memoirs of Ray Kaliber, founder of the thriving no-government society of Sirius IV. Originally published on Bill of Rights Day in 2012.

A Scream of Consciousness – My follow-up to Refuse to be Afraid is about staying awake and paying attention moment by moment. I still read this to myself 10 years later as a reminder.

The Imaginary Bomb – My first published novel/novella, released in podcast form in 2006 and print in 2008, originally credited to my alter ego B.W. Richardson. Humanity has tapped into the unlimited power of the imagination as an energy source, and you know what twisted minds like to do with new energy sources. (Hint: What’s the book’s name again?)

So there’s your guide to the 18 books currently available under the “Warren Bluhm” imprint. Check back here for fragments of future books and announcements about what’s coming next. Thank you for indulging me for a few hundred words.

P.S. In case you’re keeping track, this is the 400th consecutive day that I have given you a blog post in this space. You’re welcome.

Published by WarrenBluhm

Wordsmith and podcaster, Warren is a reporter, editor and storyteller who lives near the shores of Green Bay with his wife, a golden retriever named Dejah Thoris Princess of Mars, and Blackberry, an insistent cat. Author of Full, Refuse to be Afraid, Gladness is Infectious, 24 flashes, How to Play a Blue Guitar, Myke Phoenix: The Complete Novelettes, A Bridge at Crossroads, The Imaginary Bomb, A Scream of Consciousness, and The Imaginary Revolution.

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