Author Archive

Clear and Present Dangers……Jean-Paul Sartre

June 21, 2018 Leave a comment

“If you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company.”

― Jean-Paul Sartre




Clear and Present Dangers……Charles W. Chesnutt

June 20, 2018 Leave a comment

“Those that set in motion the forces of evil cannot always control them afterwards.”

― Charles W. Chesnutt

Clear and Present Dangers……Tobias Wolff

June 19, 2018 Leave a comment

“A piece of writing is a dangerous thing. It can change your life.”

― Tobias Wolff

Clear and Present Dangers……Paul McCartney

June 18, 2018 Leave a comment

“One of my biggest thrills for me still is sitting down with a guitar or a piano and just out of nowhere trying to make a song happen.”

~Paul McCartney

Bennington Flag

June 16, 2018 Leave a comment

June 14, 1777 — The Continental Congress authorizes the “stars and stripes” flag for the new United States.

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Clear and Present Dangers……Erroll Garner

June 15, 2018 Leave a comment

“Nobody can hear you read music.”

― Erroll Garner

The 2018 Author Interview Series Featuring MT Bass

June 15, 2018 Leave a comment

Author Don Massenzio

It’s time for the next subject for my 2018 author interview series. Author interviews are posted every Friday throughout the year.

I am honored to continue this series with Ohio author MT Bass

You can catch up with all of my past author interviews (nearly 200) on my Author Directory page.

If you’re an author interested in being interviewed in this series, I still have limited spots available for 2018. You can email me at

Now, please enjoy this interview with MT Bass:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?

I’m just not smart enough to know what other people, including readers, really want—especially marketing-wise. I mean, I can barely corral and control my own fictional characters sometimes. I certainly want people to read my books.  And there are many, many authors I admire greatly – some for their artistic ability…

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