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Mike Orenduff

Winning a Prize

IN THE February 3 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
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by Mike Orenduff


Authors are an insecure bunch. And why not? More than three million books are published every year in the United States. Of course that number is inflated by self-publishing and publishers who specialize in reprinting popular books that are in the public domain. But Bowker – the ISBN agency in the U.S. – issued over 500,000 new ISBNs to traditional publishing companies last year.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Michael Orenduff



The latest installment in the adventures of pot thief Hubie Schulze is an introspective one, as we find Hubie contemplating his choice of career spurred somewhat by his being abandoned in a New Mexico canyon with a corpse, a canine, and a coyote. As he relates the tale of his eventual rescue to Susannah, a professional graduate student and his platonic best friend, he continues to hang on to his belief that the corpse he discovered was in an ancient burial site and not a body dumped off by a murder.

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