22 May

Do you know what I discovered this week? Lots of things.

First: My new book, Fleeing Oz, is now out in Kindle Version! How about that?!

Second: The bookmarks for my book signings arrived, and they look so cool (special shout-out to Earthly Charms Design

 BMProof FleeingOz

Front and Back of Bookmark for Fleeing Oz

Third: I just discovered an old article (by a month or two) about an Arizona legislator who suggested passing a bill that would demand mandatory church attendance for all Americans (her idea to curtail gun violence). Arizona Sen. Sylvia Allen (Republican) said that it was lack of church attendance that caused people to act the fool and want to shoot each other in the ass (my words). She suggested that if we got more American behinds into the pews on Sunday, there would be less killing of each other on Mondays—thus a solution to more gun laws.

Mandatory Church Attendance Wolverton Cagle Cartoons

Cartoon used by permission: Wolverton, Cagle Cartoons

Fourth: Looks as if going to church 24/7 didn’t help the baser needs of the oldest son of the Duggars (Josh Duggar)—you know that TLC reality family where the mother’s vagina is a clown car and 19 and counting kids have sprung from it in the name of Jesus over the past 19 years? Well, the oldest son has allegedly been outed for molesting five girls (four of them his sisters), and the family kept it on the down low for a long time. They were outed by the Oprah Show via an anonymous tip. After a lot of back and forth and forth and back of what to do about the Duggars’ TV show which preached the moral high ground of “how we Duggars live is how all of America should live (no birth control, no kissing or sex before marriage), and gays should have no equal rights, and vote for Huckabee for president—if he can’t save America, no one can!’” It was thought that TLC might look the other way about poor Josh Duggar’s “indiscretions” until another TLC sage (Honey Boo Boo’s mother) who lost her reality show for dating a convicted child molester that had messed with her oldest daughter spoke up:

“I read that the Duggar family said, this happening with their son brought them closer to God and each other. So they’re saying it’s okay to have family touch time? Hell no.”

The Learning Channel (a misnomer if I ever heard one) has cancelled all episodes of “19 Kids and Counting.”

Finally: That jerk Bill O’Reilly of Fox News has been accused by his teenage daughter of physically abusing her mother (he denies it through his lawyers, of course). This “saint” who has professed his Christianity up one side and down the other, who claims to know who is “killing Jesus” (you are, Bill!), and who has given us multiple quotes on what makes a good marriage and great kids is accused of viciously grabbing his ex-wife around the neck and pulling her down the stairs in front of his daughter. My favorite quote of Bill O’Reilly’s on child-rearing is:

“Any clown can have a child.”

Bill OReilly John Darkow Columbia Daily Tribune Missouri

Brian Williams vs. Bill O’Reilly (Pretending to be something they are not) | Cartoon used by permission: John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune Missouri

That said, my book, Fleeing Oz, has come at a very appropriate time. It’s all about fleeing the hypocrisy of the Church and those that try to judge the rest of us while they are incapable of “walking the talk.” The book is funny, irreverent, and (if I do say so myself) poignant. So if you’ve been waiting for the Kindle Version to appear, have at it! If you missed the paperback announcement on Amazon, click here!

Fleeing Oz Cover jpg

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I am discovering that it is an awesome thing to have finished my second book—that I’m not a one trick pony—I’m a real writer!


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  1. Lorna's Voice

    May 22, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Congrats on getting the e-version up! Hope sales are going well… 🙂

    • etomczyk

      May 23, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      Thanks Lorna. Yes, sales are going well. The book has generated a lot of discussion which has got to be good in the long run.

      • Lorna's Voice

        June 1, 2015 at 6:54 pm

        I’m so glad to hear it. Discussion is always good! 🙂

  2. Elyse

    May 22, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Terrific!!!!! Congratulations. I will be ordering it. And reading it!

    • etomczyk

      May 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      Hi Elyse. So glad that you will be ordering the eBook. Hope you enjoy it.

    • etomczyk

      May 26, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      Elyse, I just sent you a private email about getting together for lunch (as promised). 🙂

      • Elyse

        May 26, 2015 at 2:55 pm

        Great!!! I’m out and away in Maine for a bit. I will get in touch shortly!

  3. Peter Horst

    May 22, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it!

    • etomczyk

      May 23, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      Hi Peter. What a pleasant surprise! I hope you will enjoy “Fleeing Oz.” I guess I’m a real writer now, huh? Hope all is well with you and yours.

  4. imagesbytdashfield

    May 23, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    You go!

  5. valentinelogar

    May 24, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    All good points on this entire churched issue.


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