My First Children’s Book

This morning I received word from The Wishing Shelf Book Awards that The Nine Lives of Oliver placed as a finalist in the children’s 9-12-year-old category. Amazon Link for Hardcover: https://www.amazon.com/Nine-Lives-Oliver-J-Schlenker/dp/B0BQ9GFFFZ/ The Nine Lives of Oliver is a story of Reincarnation and of Always Meeting Loved Ones from Life to Life. A curious kitten begsContinue reading “My First Children’s Book”

A Brief Meeting That Turned Into a Book Fifty-Six Years Later

Please check out Sally. I only briefly met her when I was eight years old, but that meeting has forever stood out in my mind. So much so that when, in retirement, I decided to write, I wanted to base a book on her. In celebration of Black History Month… https://www.amazon.com/Sally-J-Schlenker-ebook/dp/B075MDXTQG/

A Coming of Age Story

Today and tomorrow, November 30 and December 1, the Kindle version of Alice Black can be downloaded for free. It’s also on Kindle Unlimited. Alice‚Äôs perfect childhood changes when at age six, shortly after a visit from a policeman, her father and brother disappear from their home in Queens. Alice is left with a shellContinue reading “A Coming of Age Story”

Coming Out Tomorrow

The Imaginary Life of Abigail Jones Everyone envisions great things for Abigail Jones-her teachers, classmates, and family-even Abigail. However, one wrong decision while in college leads to an elaborate coverup scheme which has a domino effect on the rest of her life. Depressed, she drops out a semester before finishing her degree to enter intoContinue reading “Coming Out Tomorrow”