The following excerpt was discovered on a USB thumb drive which contained the final copy of my fathers completed novel, The Dream Spinner, which unfortunately, he was unable to get published during his lifetime.
The first 95 years went by swiftly and easily. However I believe the next 95 years might be more arduous. I was born and lived most of my life in New York City. My first publication, at age 7 or 8, was a local weekly newspaper. I was the reporter, publisher, journalist, cartoonist, editor-in-chief, circulation manager, and distributor of a two-page leaflet. The New York newspapers sold for two cents a copy; my paper sold for a penny. The first edition grossed four cents (family) and ceased publication as unprofitable.
I have written poems, satires, short stories and other entertainments and commentaries for friends. I now reside in beautiful downtown rural (Pop.1212) Stamford, New York with my wife Anne.
Once when I gave a lecture at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, I was asked what was my greatest achievement. The audience expected me to say my contribution to the construction of the first Atom Bombs at Los Alamos, New Mexico. Instead I said, “At 65 I fathered my son, Thomas.”
If you enjoyed “The Dream Spinner” tell ten friends to buy a copy. If you got nothing of value out of the book, tell ten of your enemies to buy the book.
You can download a free copy of The Dream Spinner here.