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Masjid Morning Wins 2017 Bookvana Award

Bookvana.com announced today that Masjid Morning is the winner in the 2017 Bookvana Awards in the category Fiction: Romance. “LOS ANGELES  –  Bookvana.com announced the winners and finalists of THE 2017 BOOKVANA AWARDS (BVA) on August 14, 2017. Over 50 winners and … Continue reading

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“The Real Threat: Us or Them” – Southern Fried Karma reviews Masjid Morning

I was pleased to see on Facebook last week that Southern Fried Karma Press had placed a review of Masjid Morning and another novel on their blog. It is entitled “The Real Threat: Us or Them? by Emery Duffey | Jul 12, 2017 | Southern Culture, Southern … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Michael

Author, poet, and intellectual property expert Michael Gollin celebrated his sixtieth birthday last week. Gollin, who wrote the back cover review on my book Well Considered, is author of Driving Innovation: Intellectual Property Strategies for a Dynamic World and Innovation Life Love: Reflections … Continue reading

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Mixed up in NOLA

NOLA? What’s that? I was mixed up.  (I finally figured out that it’s New Orleans, Louisiana. Duh.) We spent last week in NOLA selling my novels in an Exhibit Hall booth at the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly at the New Orleans Convention Center. Books … Continue reading

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Back to the scene of …

Fifty years ago when I was stationed at Ft. Polk, Louisiana, preparing to leave for Vietnam, my new wife and I spent a “honeymoon” weekend in New Orleans. Now we are back, celebrating fifty years and selling my “social justice … Continue reading

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Bullish Research

Sorry, stock market fans, this is about a different kind of stock. Saturday night June 7 we experienced Dave Martin’s Bullride Mania at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville, Maryland, north of Annapolis. It was a trip. Thousands gathered to … Continue reading

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Once Again, Real Life Copies Fiction, this time in New Jersey

In my blog post of January 4, 2017, “Life Imitates Fiction . . . Again (Or is it the other way around?),” I reported that the town of Culpeper, Virginia tried to block the building of a mosque by denying … Continue reading

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Masjid Morning a Finalist in 2017 International Book Awards

  I am happy to say that Masjid Morning has won a Finalist Award in the Fiction: Romance category of the 2017 International Book Awards. Three hundred winners and finalists were announced out of fifteen hundred entries. For a complete … Continue reading

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Go Green, Man

  Saturday and Sunday, we joined the 13th Annual Green Man Festival in Greenbelt, Maryland, “celebrating the star whose light and warmth has brought life to our planet.” But the festival also continues to be a leafy green one that encourages planting of … Continue reading

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Give me sanctuary . . .

But what does it mean? — lots of different things to lots of different people, whether you are debating the meaning of song lyrics or whether your city should become one.  About two weeks ago was “sanctuary” week for me. It started on … Continue reading

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