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Audiobook of Becoming Human

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The audiobook of Becoming Human is about to be released. The actor/narrator, Kevin Chambers did an excellent job of bringing my humble effort to life. Here is a link to a sample: https://www.dropbox.com/s/agrbstuyvd98rzu/becoming%201st%2015%20edited%202%20mp3.mp3?dl=0 . Please let me know what you think.

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California Writers Club – Author Panel

I’ve been invited! Hope you will join us.

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I’m Bicycling from San Francisco to L.A. to Raise Money for the Arthritis Foundation

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On September 18, 2018, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. This was after several weeks of debilitating pain in my hands, wrists, and shoulders. I was fortunate to have an excellent team of physicians who, with therapy and medications, have given me my life back.

I have learned from this wonderful foundation (Arthritis Foundation), that people with arthritis are warriors, boldly facing the pain, limitations and challenges the disease causes. Challenges like getting properly diagnosed, multiple doctor’s visits and treatments, a maze of insurance procedures, missing school or work, being unable to perform normal, everyday tasks or enjoy favorite hobbies and activities. I am facing these challenges and do not plan to give up my active lifestyle any time soon.

This year on September (2019), my wife Tammy and I, will be bicycling from San Francisco to L.A. in an effort to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation. I ride to cure arthritis to improve the lives of arthritis warriors. This incredible event is the largest gathering of the arthritis community in the world, raising funds for resources and research, to find better treatments and a cure.

Please donate to help me reach my fundraising goal and help the Arthritis Foundation conquer arthritis once and for all.

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Becoming Human – Paperback is Out!

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See what my publisher and readers are saying about Becoming Human

 WHAT READERS ARE SAYING: “Becoming Human by Kenneth L. Decroo is a frightening tale of science unguided by ethics, and the devastation that can be wrought by government agencies that operate without benefit of effective oversight. Step-by-ominous-step, the author takes you from the relatively benign environs of Reno, Nevada to the dark menace of the Congolese jungles, to the even more dangerous environs of smuggling dens in Germany and the Netherlands. An eclectic, and all-too-believable cast of characters will hook your interest from page one, and at the end, leave you breathless and looking over your shoulder and wincing at every sound.” Charles Ray, Awesome Indies Book Awards.

 

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When Kenneth L. Decroo came to me with Almost Human, he told me he had 2 more books in the series to come. I was so impressed with Almost Human that I agreed to publish the whole series, but saying something like that is always a risk – the next book could have been terrible! …
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My Teacher – Mr. Kazmerscky – The Kaz

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It had seemed like a good idea at the time. We had sneaked over the fence and waited in the shadows outside the football field lights for the right moment, the crowning of the homecoming queen, to turn on the sprinklers. The powder blue, Cadillac convertible rolled up in front of the bleachers and stopped at the podium where the superintendent of schools and high school principal stood ready with the crown. My ex-girlfriend was preached on the top of the back seat next to the captain of the football team. They struggled to negotiate their way out of the Caddy and up the steps.

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Becoming Human (Book 2) – Pre-orders

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After several years of work, Becoming Human is finally finished and the e-book version can be pre-ordered. As many of you know, Becoming Human is book two in the Almost Human Series. It has been a labor of love and I hope you enjoy my humble effort.

In celebration of finally finishing this work, the publisher has made the e-book version available at a discounted price ($2.99) until its scheduled release on December 14, 2018.

Pre-orders really help authors as they increase our ranking at outlets like Amazon, Apple, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble.

E-book, order here!

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The pre-order price for an autographed paperback is $14.95, plus shipping and tax. Use the button below if you would like me to send you one when they are released.


 

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The Hardest Part of Writing a Novel

 

Photo By Gail Fisher, LA TiimesI’m at the hardest part of writing a novel which, for me, is the markups: the back and forth with the editior and publisher. I know it makes the book better but it is a slow and tedious process. I’m fortunate to have a brilliant editor (http://www.tahlianewland.com) and pubisher (http://www.aiapublishing.com but still I’d rather be going on to my next book. We’re still on schedule for a Christmas release if I stay at it. This book will be renamed, Becoming Human, and we’ll save the title, More Than Human, for the last book of the trilogy/Almost Human series. Becoming Human will be placed at the distributor, Smashwords (http://smashwords.com, for pre-orders soon. It will go out to all the feeds like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple, etc. Thanks to all you readers who have supported me in this journey. Almost Human has done better than I ever expected. Who would have thought this would be another chapter in my life? I love you all.

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Radio Story of Hide ‘N Seek

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Just got back from a month out on the road. A follower on my blog, Patrick Early, sent me a link to the radio story version of “Hide ‘N Seek” that I did for NPR back in the early 80’s. I had forgotten I did this but here is a link: https://beta.prx.org/stories/11658/details

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The Ride of My Life

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Here’s the latest video posted on The Ride of My Life. I have a story in about the middle of the clip. Check it out!

 

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