Author: Joshua Seidl, SSP
Edited by Charles M. Browne, the North Country Needler
Illustrated by renown artist: Kathy Johnson

Just released: "Ten Things."

There are those times of difficulty when I have to pause and ask, "What would Bubba do?"
         - - Sgt. T. Douglas, BCV Chronologist

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April 13: Negotiations are underway for my books to be included on Kindle. They are currently available on in paperback and as e-Pub (e-books). Barnes and Noble has them for Nook. I-Tunes and Kobo (Chapters/Indigo) also has them as e=books.

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   Book #1, "Hawk Dancer"
Engage in North Country ventures from folk storyteller, Joshua Seidl, (known to masterfully weave fact and fantasy.) These are works of hysterical historical and contemporary fiction.

Metis, Euro-American and Native American interaction in a contemporary historical setting, 1917-2010 in pristine northern Great Lakes woodland communities. Carried in a whimsical, witty, dramatic, sentimental manner.

"Stories, well driven, and so realistic. Down the earth great reading." --Sgt. T. Douglas, chronologist

The Birch Clump Village Reader Series
     Collections of short stories, art and some poetry in a five book series by Joshua Seidl.

Five volumes in all, including #4 at the top of the next column. Note that the Christmas edition has no number assigned.
A new release

Ten Things: Birch Clump Village Reader 4

     My latest book in the “Birch Clump Village Reader” [BCVR] series is now available. BCVR-4 is titled Ten Things after the lead short story. That is a humorous telling of Jig and Danny’s near harrowing attempt at some amateur underground detective work.
     Fishing Hole - Part 3, updates us on Amos Crow. He was overpowered, tied up, gagged and left in the woods in part one. His empty kayak was found during a search four days later in part two.
     Some one breaks into the Birch Clump village store. Neil, the stock boy saves the day, though nearly losing his life. He's a hero at day's end in Start the Day Right.

Still to come in 2014 - BCVR#5: Confessions of a Chicken

                 Sgt. T. Douglas' first name (the "T" in T. Douglas) came out in the short story, Changing a Flat in BCVR#4. That story was set in 1979. He was a tall skinny guy when he first comes to Birch Clump, age 27 in 1978, according to the novels.

     Number five in the Birch Clump Village Readers (BCVR) takes us back to his sixteenth year. Set in the area of Traverse city, Michigan, he is bullied by Billy throughout his freshman and sophomore year of high school. The confrontation gets ugly during a Christian Youth outing in the summer of 1967.
     He is not much of a fighter. Everyone knows that. Some feel sorry for him, yet everyone is afraid of Billy. Classmate Joel, who invited T. Douglas on the outing, is pictured left. He is the only one who attempts to come to T. Douglas' defense, and is knocked out cold.
     The group gathers around to watch as he's forced into taking on the class bully. A year older, three inches shorter, and ten pounds heavier than Douglas, Billy is solid muscle from his years of farm work, and an experienced fighter. How does (chicken) Douglas fare? (Read the book when it is published).
    Click the picture for a drawing under development of Douglas at six-teen.

     Fact or Fiction? A few have asked if Sarge is real. My opinion? He's pure fiction. I'm the author that created his character; I should know.
     The "real" Sarge in the novels and BCV Readers is cool, calm and collective in the novels. He's a lover, not a fighter. There's something extra ordinarily kindly and gentle about him that the Villagers open up to him with hardly any hesitation.
     He comically and endearingly appears vain glory, rash and impulsive on Face Book. Why? I'm just having a bit of fun with him. You can too. Visit Sarge T. Douglas on Face Book,.
     Read Hawk Dancer and then the other books to get to know and enjoy his better nature.

What's with the tight jeans? That and long hair for both genders was the "in" style back in the 1960s for Baby Boomers. At least the higher waist band and general design kept them from slipping below the waist. The "stay up" ability meant less embarrassment; e.g. one's underwear did not show when young people hopped on a bike, stooped or during a ferocious fight.