Conflict and Chaos

Chaos – a noun: complete disorder and confusion. Conflict – a verb: be incompatible or at variance; clash Two words. One a noun, the other used as a verb. Both connotate similar emotions. The universe was created of chaos. Human beings can’t seem to live for any extended periods without being in some state of... Continue Reading →

All About The Story

Dear Reader, "I'm a storyteller, one who uses the written word to tell tales. I am not a professional essayist nor English professor. My grammar is not always perfect and my sentence structure not always correct. To me, what is most important, all that is important, is the story." Thank you Joe

When Asked “Who Is Your Favorite Writer?”

I am a self-published storyteller, not under contract by a major publishing house and have sold a very limited number of books. In the literary world I am insignificant. That is the truth, but that truth doesn't change the reality that I am a storyteller. Storytelling is my love and lust. Storytelling is my passion... Continue Reading →

Interview – The Damaged and Broken Stories

The following is the re-post of an interview I did with Samantha Ridenour of Ridenour Publishing.  1. What inspired you to write this book? Answer: I am currently writing a series of novelettes under the umbrella title, “The Damaged and Broken Collection.” As of today, I have competed Tortured and Tormented – creating a school... Continue Reading →

Storytelling Tools Strict Grammarians Just Don’t Understand

Next to laundry, the one constant in life, in the literary world at least, is many folks acting as soul crushing, communistic, ignorantly blind editors. If I ever make a significant impact as an author or writer, or what I truly am --- a storyteller, perhaps people will take seriously what I say. Until that... Continue Reading →

Book Review “Skoll’s Diary” by Sean C. Wright

From the book’s description, "Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment.”  I was immediately intrigued.   Sean Wright’s Skoll’s Diary is more than the simple telling of a young man’s life on Saturn, it is a book that should awaken all who read it to one certain... Continue Reading →

“The Comfort of Despair” – an unintended and unforeseen allegory for what many of us are experiencing today

Out of all I have written, this story may be an unintended and unforeseen allegory for what many of us are experiencing today.   Reviews - "The Comfort of Despair"   ------------------- Chris VINE VOICE 5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended. Reviewed in the United States on October 20, 2019 Verified Purchase This novella... Continue Reading →

War Springs Eternal by Joe Leonardi

Of all the books and stories I have written, this one means the most to me. Here are a couple of my favorite quotes.. -------------------- "As we huddle in the depths of reinforced earth, the fresh-faced soldiers cry out. Those of us who have been here, we cry in." -------------------------- "Summer is ending. Sweltering heat... Continue Reading →

Reviews of “War Springs Eternal”

--------- Mar 20, 2019 Agnes, rated it it was amazing War Springs Eternal by Joe Leonardi is riveting short story that elicits a host of emotions from the reader. As I read War Springs Eternal, I was immediately captivated by the strength, pain and resilience of the main character throughout his life journey. A compassionately,... Continue Reading →

Storytelling Tools Strict Grammarians Will Never Understand

Next to laundry, the one constant in life, in the literary world at least, is many folks acting as soul crushing, communistic, ignorantly blind editors. If I ever make a significant impact as an author or writer, or what I truly am --- a storyteller, perhaps people will take seriously what I say. Until that... Continue Reading →

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