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Coming Soon: Alphabert! An A-B-C Bedtime Adventure

Me and my brother Dave have teamed up again – this time with our very first children’s book! Alphabert! An A-B-C Bedtime Adventure is the story of Albert, a kid – like all kids – who just doesn’t want to go to bed. Using the alphabet and his vivid imagination, Albert embarks on various adventures, …

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Michael McCarthy

In a Word: from Michael McCarthy’s Blog

I recall making an embarrassing (and revelatory) utterance some years back while participating at a youth leadership conference in Syracuse, NY. During one of the small group discussions (in which I was serving as the facilitator), a young person was describing a colorful banner that his parish youth group created …

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Introducing Rob Dircks new podcast, Listen to the Signal

As you might know, I’m totally into the book thing, and the audiobook thing, and science fiction. So an idea struck me, a way to combine all these things I dig and share them with folks for free. (And yeah, let’s tell it like it is, hopefully eventually sell a few …

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Join Rob Dircks for Indie Author Day 2016 at the NY Public Library!

Indie Author Day 2016  Hosted by the New York Public Library Saturday, October 8, 2016  •  10:30 AM – 4:30 PM Grand Central Library  •  135 East 46th Street, NYC (location/directions) How can you become an Indie author? And why would you want to be? What are the pros and cons? …

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Books

Amazon Kindle Countdown Deal: The Wrong Unit at 99¢

This week only, get Rob Dircks’ new sci-fi novel, The Wrong Unit, for just 99¢. It’s a future sci-fi odyssey of a “unit” with a problem: how to deliver his package, out in the middle of nowhere, with nothing to guide him. Oh, and with the fate of humanity hanging …

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Michael McCarthy

Glowing: from Michael McCarthy’s Blog

Sail on Silver Girl, Sail on by Your time has come to shine All your dreams are on their way ~ Simon & Garfunkel “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (Michael McCarthy teaches at the Mary Louis Academy, a college preparatory high school for young women.) I think of the first time …

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Michael McCarthy

Bards Day 2016 Highlights Long Island’s Best Poets

On July 23, poets on Long Island, including Goldfinch’s own Michael McCarthy, gathered to celebrate “Bards Day,” a creation of the Bards Initiative. Michael’s poem “Kindred Souls,” from the Goldfinch book The Ways of Grace, was selected for publication in the book tie-in, Bards Annual 2016. The Annual is published by the Bards …

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Books

The Wrong Unit: A Novel – Now Available!

About the Book I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE HUMANS ARE SO CRANKY ABOUT. Their enclosures are large, they ingest over a thousand calories per day, and they’re allowed to mate. Plus, they have me. An Autonomous Servile Unit, housed in a mobile/bipedal chassis. I do my job well: keep the …

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Michael McCarthy

Michael McCarthy Poem Selected for Bard Annual 2016

Michael’s poem “Kindred Souls,” from the Goldfinch book The Ways of Grace, has been selected for publication in the Bards Annual 2016! CONGRATULATIONS! The Annual is published by the Bards Initiative – a New York State Non-Profit Corporation dedicated to using poetry to help the Long Island community. The Initiative provides avenues …

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Michael McCarthy

The Competency of En-joy-ment

Think of something you enjoy. Music! A good conversation! Anticipation of a vacation! Affirmation! A job well done! Coffee on a quiet morning! The blue sky! Reading at the ocean! A game-winning hit! Think of someone who brings a smile to your soul? Your best friend! A child! A lover! …

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Bleeping Motherhood’s Would You Rather? Available Now!

Bleeping Motherhood’s Would You Rather? takes you on a journey of hilarious questions and choices (some based on real life experiences – but we won’t tell which ones). New and expecting mommas as well as the seasoned professional mom will love this exploration of doing one insane thing over another. Even if …

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Short Stories

Today I Invented Time Travel.

Before the short story, I have to give you the setup: I was so excited to be invited to the Queens Library Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author’s Evening (reading from my novel Where the Hell is Tesla?) that I decided to write a short story just for the night. Maybe a time travel …

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