The Writing Goes Slow and Steady

Hello World Yes, I’m still alive; Covid-19 hasn’t hit, thank God, and the Moderna vaccine. I have just dropped out of the blogging gig for a while. Personal issues have taken quite a bit of my time lately. But everything is fine now, and so is my writing. The final chapters of my current YA …

Behind the Scene of James O. Youngcliff’s New Novel

The Inside Scoop It’s true; I’m almost halfway through writing a new novel for youngsters. And yes, I have some hints about what’s in the manuscript: It’s a fantasy, mystery, and horror novel all roll into one—what else? I guess that’s what happens when an author enjoys telling scary stories to kids. And, as is …

Update on James O. Youngcliff’s Latest BluBerrie Novel

BluBerrie: The Botanical Garden Is Coming The budget for the newest children’s novel, BluBerrie: The Botanical Garden, is adequate for a possible pub date in December. The better news: It’s already edited; the bad news: the ten or so projected illustrations are not complete. Ouch! Two reasons for the delay, one, I’m also the illustrator, …

Vote Blue!

My Opinion: It is strange, if not in fact, illogical that after almost four years of tearing down America, many Americans can still back the most tyrannical president we’ve had in modern history! What’s more frightening is the fanatical and cult-like obsession Republicans or Trumpeters have with voting against their best interest. It’s like they …

I Must Make One Political Post

PLEASE VOTE! In this tragic final days of this W.H. administration, Americans can and will prevail from this Covid-19-like-pandemic we are facing by voting out this President and his Republican Senate supporters. Americans need a vaccine to fix what ails us. And the November Election is just that vaccine! I’ve taken that vaccine–I voted by …

James O. Youngcliff’s Corvid-19 Update

So far, my family and I have escaped the Corvid-19 epidemic. But we have quarantined ourselves, followed social distancing, and we’ve kept our masks on whenever we’ve we go out for essential needs. We urge that you do the same until it is “safe.” Many officials and politicians would have you believe that the worst …

COVID-19 In A Few Words

While I live in terror of catching COVID-19 like most Americans, I remain hopeful and proud of the many who have had the common sense, to disregard the greedy politicians’ advice, to relax our concerns for this killer virus. As a Floridian, our state officials, as well as White House officials, have exhibited poor judgment …

Here’s a Free Short Story for My Fans

  Sunday Morning Laundry By James O. Youngcliff As practical, mundane, and boring a task can be, Sunday morning laundry turned life upside down for Clare. No, she didn’t find a love note, or a hotel-motel rendezvous receipt in her husband’s pants pocket as she inspected his clothes. Undoubtedly, she’d welcomed a broken heart over …

Looking Back at a Very Productive Year

Well… I’m back in Florida  Great family Holiday vacation without much of the usual squabbles, except for one: the dogs caused a bit of a problem. Much to do with them this year: barking, feeding, and stepping in s**t, perhaps it would have been better if we all had left them in kennels back home, …

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