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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June 27:The count down clock has been reset. News on my upcoming BCVR#5 book is in the left column of this page, bottom of this page, and on the "Countdown Clock" page. A few new drawing are on those pages as well.

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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 to 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.
Coming this Fall:the 5th
Birch Clump Village Reader

    More exciting ventures from our favorite village. Bubba Junior is introduced as he interviews Sgt. T. Douglas. Two short stories evolve from that, Show Me: I'm From Missouri, and Confessions of a Chicken.
    A practical joke back fires on Dean.
    It turns out that the reputable lawyer, Earl Vanwesterdyke left a few secrets back in Holland when he hopes a boat and ended up in the good ol' USA in 1916.
    Stay tuned. Better yet, sign up for our free Birch Clump Village E-Newsletter so you get notification when the book is published.
    More on BCVR#5 on the countdown clock page.

Released April 2014

Ten Things: Birch Clump Village Reader 4

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 builds 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.
     The group gathers around to see if he'll take on the class bully. 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).

     Pictured and framed to the right is T. Douglas at six-teen. He thought the silly hat, and the "western" vest made from old kitchen curtains, and a pair of jeans so tight they actually squeaked when he bought them would give him a tougher or more "cool" look. More than likely, folks worked at not laughing when they saw him dressed like this at 15 in 1966. Not cool.
     He still had those jeans in 1967 for the story, Confessions of a Chicken. The fit by then was unbelievable.

     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.