High End Carnitas

Pork tenderloin, cut in to strips
3 to 4 cups chicken broth
1 onion, chopped
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeƱo, chopped
1 TBL cumin
1 tsp chili powder

2 TBL melted butter

Combine first 7 ingredients. Bring to boil and let simmer until pork is done.

Remove pork from liquid. Shred pork and place on cookie sheet. Mix shredded pork with melted butter.

Place pork under broiler. Broil until pork is crispy.

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High School Reading Assignments

My daughters were complaining about the books they have as summer reading assignments for their high school reading classes. The issue isn’t with the reading, it is the choice of books that are made available to them. I started to read one of the books and I had to agree with my daughter about the slow start and lack of tension; and this was a book about murder.

I understand that English teachers are looking for specific types of books to make the students think, but I wonder if they’ve read the books they are assigning and if they enjoy them. Duck Blood Soup has been referred to as “…either a political commentary, an exposition on racism, or another story about teenagers saving the world. Or all 3. I viewed it as the last.”[1]

If this sounds like a book that meets the requirements for your class, let me know and I will be happy to either offer up free digital versions, or paperback versions ‘at cost’.

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Headed out west

I will be in the Seattle/Olympia, Washington area the week of August 11th and in Sacramento, California area the week of August 18th. It would be great if this were a book signing tour, but it’s actually travel for my real job. Oh well, at least I may get some writing done on the plane or in the hotel.

Let me know if you would like to meet up for a beer while I’m there.

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Duck Blood Soup – On Sale Now

Duck Blood Soup is now only $2.99 at Amazon.com. What’s more… At SmashWords.com it is available FOR FREE until the end of July. Tell your friends.

TEACHERS/EDUCATORS – If you would like to use Duck Blood Soup for your classrooms, send us an email or contact us on Facebook. We will provide you with paperback versions AT COST, or coupons for free electronic version from SmashWords.

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What a Bargain! What a Bargain for YOU!!

Just saw on amazon.com that you can get a USED copy of Duck Blood Soup for only $999.11. What a deal! But I can beat that! I will send you a signed copy of DBS for only $100.00. And if you’re willing to wait, Both Frank and Jim will sign your copy for only $175.00.

For $500 we will make sure you have your double-signed copy by Christmas. If you recently won Mega Millions, for the bargain price of $2,500,000 we will fly to your location and read it to you.

What a great deal! http://www.amazon.com/Duck-Blood-Soup-Caldarium-Volume/dp/1490377018/

Or you can get Duck Blood Soup at a price a normal person would pay: Duck Blood Soup on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Duck-Blood-Soup-Caldarium-ebook/dp/B00AGOISEU/ (Buy the paperback, get the kindle version free)

Other platforms: http://duckblood.com/purchase/

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