20 December 2013

Freaks and Geeks Playlist!

Showing my seniors a bit of the series this week and promised them some music to go with it. So here are songs from the show, and some from the era that were never featured on the show. 

Trying to break the misconception that the 80s were only parachute pants and neon, one listener at a time. 

I had a lot of these on tapes that I ordered from Columbia House. Which, try explaining that to a group of students who have had access to any song they'd ever wanted, on demand.  

19 December 2013

17 December 2013

ONLY HUMAN by Mike Mehalek

BOOK: Only Human by Mike Mehalek

“Dragons do not cry. They control their emotions. That is what all dragons were taught, but I am now the only one alive to remember this lesson.” 
Cover Art by Allie Raines
Now on sale at Amazon

What does it mean to be a human? 

Meet Vincent, a most unusual dragon who has been trying to avoid answering that particular question for thousands of years, ever since his kind banished him and forced him to spend the rest of his life as a human. When a new love arrives unexpectedly, Vincent discovers that the only way to find happiness is to revisit his violent past and to confront his uncertain future. Haunting, heart-felt, and sometimes funny, Vincent discovers that even through tragedy, the things we most often try to avoid are those that make us whole.

What others have said

ONLY HUMAN takes you on a journey through Vincent's past lives and loves as he navigates his present incarnation and the darkness that follows him throughout the ages.
-Heidi Ruby Miller, author of Greenshift

There's lots to love about ONLY HUMAN: action, mystery, secrets revealed and redemption. Add to that dragons (who doesn't love dragons?), wicked bad guys and an all-too-human narrator who will win your heart...the strongest element of this book is the love story...This is an epic, timeless story and a small intimate one at the same time. Dip your toe in, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
-Jennifer Barnes, editor at Raw Dog Screaming Press

Purchased and enjoying!!...AND I had a dream I was a flying dragon last night! It was awesome!
-Amazon Reader

Watch the trailer below
For fun

Who would play the characters in the movie version?

About Mike

Mike Mehalek writes fast-paced lyrical books that can be enjoyed with one reading but have enough substance for re-reading. He brings stories to life that demand to be told, regardless of the hopes/dreams/fears/desires of his characters-the Story first-always the Story. 

He'd love for you to visit him at his blog, Writing is Tricky
or on Twitter @mikemehalek

If you'd like to join his email list, please email mike.mehalek@gmail.com
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