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Valley Boy has been published. Book Two of the California Quartet

Valley Boy, a Coming-of-Age Novel by Jack Remick Valley Boy ($13.95, 254 pp, 6×9 Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60381-145-3), by Jack Remick, covers a year in the life of a third-generation Okie teenager who is struggling with the stigma of his heritage. ** CLICK THE COVER IMAGE TO ORDER ** **ALSO AVAILABLE IN KINDLE ** “Valley Boy is the story of every kid who wandered out of the Valley into Baghdad by the Bay with dreams, imagination, curiosity and a mind that admitted stuff besides cars and girls. I’m tempted to say this is Remick’s best work …. The story is witty, tense and true. The protagonist is Ricky, but this is Linard’s story too—which makes this novel a more fulfilling coming of age journey than that of the self-absorbed, self-righteous icon of the Eastern Experience—Holden Caulfield …. Remick might be accused of writing a happy ending but I, for one, am happy to see an ol’ Okie boy find his place in the shade and out of those god damned vineyards and peach orchards. Good for Ricky. Good for Remick. It takes guts to write a novel such as this.” —Frank Araujo, Anthropologist, Linguist, and Author of The Q Quest, A Perfect Orange, Nekane, The Lamiña and the Bear “Valley Boy is a teeming amalgam of allegory, pathos, and stark language, all wrapped in a blend of dark humor...

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With Marsha Cook on Blogtalkradio

On July 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM West Coast Time, Jack will be a guest on Marsha Casper Cook’s blogtalk show. As the world shrinks… Jack Remick with Marsha Cook World of Ink Network The World of Ink Network brings you shows on books, authors, illustrators, the publishing industry, marketing and much more. Come listen… Share this:TweetShare on TumblrEmailLike this:Like...

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Timed Writing Locations and Times

All timed writing sessions are open to all writers. Arrive a few minutes early, buy a cup of something before writing. Tuesdays and Fridays: 2:15 to 3:30–Louisa’s Bakery Cafe 2379 Eastlake E. Seattle, 98102 Wednesday 2:15 to 3:30–Q Cafe 3223 15th Ave. W, Seattle 98119 Thursdays 2:30 – 3:30 at Pacific Coast Bakery in Redmond. Share this:TweetShare on TumblrEmailLike this:Like...

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