Keep On Playin’ That Country Music and Try These Books On For Size

Willie Morton, one of the characters in my One Life and The Phantom Speaks books, always says: “Just keep on playin’ that country music”. I keep saying the same thing myself. It’s funny how you learn from your characters. In any case, to “keep on playin that country music” is sound advice, and I try to follow it.  So…….. Now, if you want to read … Continue reading Keep On Playin’ That Country Music and Try These Books On For Size

Good News, Bad News, Good News Again

There’s good news and then there’s bad news…. And then there’s good news again. Say whatt? The good news is that my second novel One Life or The Lives of Chester Knowles  is available as an ebook on Amazon Kindle for just $0.99! The bad news is that its sequel, The Phantom Speaks, is not available as an ebook. Sorry, you’ll have to read that … Continue reading Good News, Bad News, Good News Again

It Don’t Mean A Thing

My thanks to G.A. Miller who posted my recording of Ellington’s It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got That Swing, which is the opening song of the CD companion piece to my novel One Life or The Lives of Chester Knowles. Chester – or is it the Phantom? I’m not sure myself – in one of his more philosophical rants, refers to the … Continue reading It Don’t Mean A Thing

More phantom stuff

The “thoroughly entertaining” sequel to Stephen Baum’s One Life or The Lives of Chester Knowles novel, The Phantom Speaks is out! It’s available on Amazon and on a bunch of other online outlets, and it is also available through this site. See Bumba Books. I’m trying to get it out as an ebook, but I’m experiencing difficulties with the formatting due to all the illustrations, … Continue reading More phantom stuff

The Phantom Speaks (a promo for a sequel)

Stephen Baum’s The Phantom Speaks, is a charming little sequel to his highly-acclaimed novel One Life or The Lives of Chester Knowles. The Phantom, the novelist’s reincarnation of the deceased Chester Knowles, picks up the ball where Chester left off – and takes us on a literary end-run through the fields of astrophysics, analytical psychology, modern American politics, and also some of the barnyard noises. … Continue reading The Phantom Speaks (a promo for a sequel)