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A Chat With Lawrence Block

So, this morning I was sitting around trying to think of what to post for this week's blog. How do you follow three wonderful weeks of author interviews?Then someone knocks on my door and when I answer, there stands a man weaing a hat that shadows his face. He hands me a large envelope and states that inside is a free book…See More
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Around The Globe With Peter Fogg

So I'm in the transporter to pick up this week's featured author. He enters and suddenly the entire machine goes haywire. When we step out, we're on a strange island with a table set up for two, strange colored drinks waiting and the entire world has changed. I smack the side of the console, the dials spin, and then report that…See More
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"What bringsThis week's killer review: https://braytonsbookbuzz.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/killer-of-killers/ you here?"
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Around The Globe With Joyce Ann Brown

So, this morning I pick up this week's featured author and since she shrugged her shoulders on an interview site, i decided  to hit an all night coffee bar in Des Moines. Of course, I don't drink coffee, but they have a wonderful selection of teas. We're ensconced in a back room so the jazz quartet out front doesn't disturb…See More
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Inner Strength Essays, Part III

I wind up the three part series of essays written by two of my students. This week, they discuss community inner strength.NoelleHow can inner strength be used to better our community?Let's start with this question: what is inner strength? My personal definition for the phrase 'inner strength' is: “the power to resist discouraging problems, doubtful times, and hurtful pain internally.” However, the actual…See More
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Inner Strength Essays, Part II

Last week, I introduced Noelle and Elijah, two of my taekwondo students, who wrote essays in February on how to use inner strength at home, in school, and in the community. This week, I present their essays on school inner strength.NoelleHow can inner strength be used to make school a successful endeavor?Let's start with this question: what is inner strength? My personal definition for the phrase 'inner strength'…See More
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Inner Strength Essays, Part I

For a long while, I have putting up a monthly theme at the taekwondo club. I have several posters, large and small, or themes such as Attitude, Courtesy, Respect, and Motivation. I've been through all of them several times. So, for February of this year, I reached out and tried something new. Inner Strength.I am part of the Karate For Kids program developed by my parent organization. …See More
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Endurance

Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.” - BuddhaIn January, 2015, I used this picture and quote as my monthly theme for class. The reason I did was when I consider monthly themes I take suggestions from my assistant instructor and I think…See More
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About Me
I'm a Fifth Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.

I'm an author of NIght Shadows (Feb. 2011) and Beta (July 2011).

I have worked as an editor for Echelon Press and am an acquisition editor for Short Stories for Echelon Press.
Favourite Books, Book Genres and Favourite Authors
Ellery Queen
Erle Stanley Garnder
Archer Mayor
Elaine Viets
Janet Evanovitch
Are you a Kindle Owner?
Perhaps someday
Since when have you owned a Kindle?
January 1, 2011
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Making Friends, Groups, Forums, Author Offers, Connecting with Authors, Finding Like Minded People
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Published Author, Blogger, Reader
For Authors - Published Books?
Night Shadows (Feb. 2011)
Beta (July 2011)
Casio's Cocaine (TBA)
Bar Scene - with Angi Roe (TBA)
The Guest (TBA)
The Hinks (TBA)
Interests and Hobbies
Taekwondo
Fishing
Racquetball
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http://www.stephenbrayton.com
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http://stephenlbrayton.blogspot.com/

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A Chat With Lawrence Block

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So, this morning I was sitting around trying to think of what to post for this week's blog. How do you follow three wonderful weeks of author interviews?

Then someone knocks on my door and when I answer, there stands a man weaing a hat that shadows his face. He hands me a large…

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Posted on April 24, 2015 at 6:00am

Around The Globe With Peter Fogg

So I'm in the transporter to pick up this week's featured author. He enters and suddenly the entire machine goes haywire. When we step out, we're on a strange island with a table set up for two, strange colored drinks waiting and the entire world has changed. I smack the side of the console,…

Continue

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 6:13am

Around The Globe With Joyce Ann Brown

So, this morning I pick up this week's featured author and since she shrugged her shoulders on an interview site, i decided  to hit an all night coffee bar in Des Moines. Of course, I don't drink coffee, but they have a wonderful selection of teas. We're ensconced in a back room so the jazz quartet out front…

Continue

Posted on April 2, 2015 at 11:15pm

Inner Strength Essays, Part III

I wind up the three part series of essays written by two of my students. This week, they discuss community inner strength.

Community-city

Noelle

How can inner strength be used to better our community?

Let's start with this question: what is inner strength? My personal definition for the phrase 'inner strength' is: “the power to resist…

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Posted on March 27, 2015 at 12:00am

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