The Value of a Dime

from The Eye-Dancers

Eye-Dancers

In both The Eye-Dancers and The Singularity Wheel, Mitchell Brant, Joe Marma, Ryan Swinton, and Marc Kuslanski can’t help but notice how inexpensive things are in the variant town of Colbyville.  In The Singularity Wheel, in fact, Ryan manages to secure a room in an inn for just $5 a night.  Prices like that make the boys think of period-piece movies, Beaver Cleaver, black-and-white still lifes from a bygone era, speckled with cobwebs.

Indeed, I once worked with a woman who, every year, upon receiving her annual “cost-of’-living” raise, would grouse, “Well, three percent of nothing is still nothing!”  Many of the other employees would nod their heads in agreement.  We all notice the increase in prices ($4.49 for that box of cereal?  $10 for a standard book of twenty stamps?) and are caught in the current of escalation as it continues along on its…

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Meet Michael D LeFevre: Author, Blogger and Teacher!

From Living a Beautiful Life

Living a Beautiful Life

Pull up a chair beautiful people and join us for a chat with the illustrious 80smetalman!

Michael, you’ve written two books (Rock and Roll Children followed by He Was Weird) and have a third in progress. The subject matters are distinct. Do you write what you’re most passionate about or does something else motivate you?

The first two books were definitely born out of passion. When I wrote Rock and Roll Children, I wanted people to know that the 1980s was the golden age of heavy metal. He Was Weird was inspired by the three years of bullying hell I suffered between the ages of 10 and 13. The new book is inspired by perceptions of law and crime in the media.

How long did you spend researching before writing Rock and Roll Children?

I wrote from my own memories and experiences. However, I wanted…

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