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Book 2 in the Gifford Ulrich Series



Book 3 in the Gifford Ulrich Series
  • A POIGNANT AND TIMELY NOVEL

    OF RACE RELATIONS IN AMERICA

    REVIEW COMMENTS

    “Beautiful. A journey you will never forget!”

    “If you only read one book this year, let this be the one.”

    “An incredible debut novel.”

    A TOWN DIVIDED BY RACE

    IS HIDING A MIRACLE AMONG ITS SECRETS

     

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  • 55 SHORT STORIES WITH SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

    REVIEW COMMENTS

    ” A must read for any lover of short stories.”

    Wander around in the author’s mind for awhile.

    Encounter the strange, wonderful people that live there.

    Invite them in.

     

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  • A HOMELESS MAN’S JOURNEY

    FROM DESPAIR TO HOPE

    REVIEW COMMENTS

    This page-turning intense drama will keep you questioning and wondering until the very end.”

    “Dan Groat has a knack for putting you right there with the characters in his book. You can hear them, touch them, practically taste them.”

     

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Writing is a satisfying, yet vulnerable, pursuit. The words in a writer’s story are his children. He gives birth to them, he polishes them, and he presents them to the world hoping they can survive and prosper on their own. He hopes they meet the right people and that they are accepted and that they make friends. My desire is that telling you what I believe can build a connection with you since what I believe is what I write, and what I write is really who I was, who I am now, and who I hope to be in the future. And if that connection happens, I hope it leads you to invite my children into your home and into your head and into your heart and that you let them stay awhile. Writing, to me, you see, is all about hope.

I believe in the uniqueness of each person and that, if given the equality of opportunity, the individual is the best architect of his own destiny. I believe that societal problems are best remedied by small groups, preferably starting with the family; that government should protect people without getting in the way of their lives; that Americans are not guaranteed happiness, but the right to pursue it; that society is both a benefit and a burden that requires giving as well as receiving; that acceptance of cultural diversity includes acceptance of a diversity of opinions; that change is not automatically good; that displaying a devotion to country is a virtue; that individual differences can be served without sacrificing excellence. I believe deeply in love, loyalty, individualism, self-reliance, liberty, ambition, hard work, competition without trophies for everyone, and that action is a form of expression as well as words.

I believe the destination of this life on earth is the same for all of us with the only variables being the choice of burial, cremation, or cryonic preservation. The journey leading to that destination must be filled with the hope of finding value or beauty or meaning along the way, and, if we’re blessed or lucky or persistent, to leave something of value or beauty or meaning behind.

Why do I write? I write to escape and be entertained. I write to communicate and connect. I write to better understand the world and the human condition. I write to strengthen my hope. I write to leave something behind.

The Author