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      Encourage an Author. Leave a Review!   08/14/2017

      I'd like to thank the handful of members who have really stepped up on writing reviews for authors.  They really appreciate when members take the time to write the review.  Speaking as an author myself, reviews and feedback encourage us to write.  I've heard from several of our authors thanking us for reminding everyone how important this is. Read some of the latest reviews here: https://www.gayauthors.org/discover/74/   You never know when you'll find that next must read story... but those reviews might help guide you in.  And, in turn, your reviews will help guide others.  Everyone benefits.    If you are looking for stories to review, Here's the list of completed stories.  Any story that isn't already showing stars, needs a review.  Give them a try.  Or, go back and review some of your beloved classics.  The authors love hearing from you.   Go through the list and be sure to leave a review! It is really simple. Select a star rating from 1 to 5, with 5 being the best. Write a review that is spoiler free that highlights what you think other people should know about the story.  If you are leaving a critical or low rated review, please make your comments constructive so that the author has an opportunity to improve their writing.  We writers usually appreciate this. I know I do. If you are reading a story review and you like it and found it helpful, be sure to mark it as helpful.    That's it!  Check out the video if you need help.  It is closed captioned as well if you can't follow my mumbling dulcet tones:   Remember, you can see recent reviews here: https://www.gayauthors.org/discover/74/ (also found from Activity -> My Activity Streams -> Latest Story Reviews)

RichEisbrouch - Stories

  1. RichEisbrouch
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    RichEisbrouch

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    • 16 Stories
    • 343 Reviews
    • 376,987 Words

    I was born in New York just after WWII when, because of the Depression and the war, the city seemed very little changed from the 1920s. I spent a lot of time listening to my grandparents, hearing what the area was like from when they were born in the 1880s, so it was like living in multiple time periods. I grew up in the suburbs, spent the next 20 years freelancing a design career in the Midwest and Northeast then followed that career to Los Angeles.
  1. Moorpark Palms Letters 3. Moorpark Palms

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 08/07/2017 (Updated: 08/22/2017)

    These are the original, annual, New Year's letters that I sent to my friends from 1993 to 2001.  That was from two years after I moved into the building to a year-and-a-half after I left.

     

    As mentioned, the letters were the basis for the book, and they often overlap the same material.  But they cover more time and more characters, and are sometimes funnier because they're more compressed and somewhat more rude.

  2. Moorpark Palms 2. Moorpark Palms

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 07/26/2017 (Updated: 07/26/2017)

    Jake's adventures continue in this funny book about the small Los Angeles apartment building he lives in.  It's full of hot young people who spend a lot of time nearly naked around the pool.  But they're often bonkers.

  3. Thank You For Reading Time

    By RichEisbrouch, in Non-Fiction. 06/26/2017 (Updated: 06/26/2017)

    A service call.  Uh, multiple service calls.  Clones of service calls...

  4. Jake & Conor 1. Moorpark Palms

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 04/24/2017 (Updated: 05/15/2017)

    This introduces Jake, the narrator of Moorpark Palms, a funny book of stories about a small Los Angeles apartment building in the 1990s.  Jake & Conor is a light little romance, once intertwined with the longer book.  I broke it out because it distracted from the apartment stories.

     

    As usual, I'll be posting three times a week -- Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

  5. Quabbin

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 03/07/2017 (Updated: 04/21/2017)

    Jim Blazak lives in a terrifically accepting world. If only his boyfriend would cooperate. Yeah, there are a couple of other problems. But Jim's bright. And funny. And he looks pretty hot without a shirt.

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    The Bullet Story

    By RichEisbrouch, in Non-Fiction. 03/12/2017 (Updated: 03/12/2017)

    A sudden awakening on New Year's Day
  7. Web Guys 1. A Triumvirate of Saints

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 01/16/2017 (Updated: 03/07/2017)

    The private e-mail of Alan Damshroeder, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, high school teacher.

    Says Alan, "Sometimes I think it takes a triumvirate of saints to keep me out of trouble."

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    At 15

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 02/18/2017 (Updated: 02/18/2017)

    A story about a boy who still has a few things to learn about himself.
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    Kenny Gets Done

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 02/12/2017 (Updated: 02/12/2017)

    A young man on a quest, pants down.
  10. My 42-Buck Adventure

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 01/24/2017 (Updated: 01/24/2017)

    A man has a flat tire on a rented car in New York City and discovers there is no spare tire.
  11. GWM

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 11/23/2016 (Updated: 12/22/2016)

    Harry Sussman is a perfectly nice guy in his early 30s. He's a successful architect who lives in western Massachusetts. He's intelligent. He's stable. He's reasonably good-looking. He just wants to meet a nice guy to marry. Now how hard can that be?
  12. Mexico

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 10/26/2016 (Updated: 11/21/2016)

    Phil Weber, a Iowa college math teacher in his mid-twenties, heads off to Mexico for the summer, to try and forget his ex-lover. He's looking for an adventure, and he finds a couple he hadn't expected.
  13. The Pendleton Omens

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 08/28/2016 (Updated: 10/24/2016)

    The 23-year old son of a small town, gay police detective in western Massachusetts disappears in Los Angeles while working in the film industry. And the detective -- recently divorced and in a new relationship with a terrific guy -- reluctantly goes to investigate. Along the way, he learns some surprising things about himself.
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    Ezra

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 08/21/2016 (Updated: 08/21/2016)

    A man in his early sixties half-humorously remembers a man he knew twenty years earlier.
  15. Circumstances

    By RichEisbrouch, in Fiction. 08/20/2016 (Updated: 08/20/2016)

    A college senior at an LA Industry party gets a bit too focused on one of his dad's colleagues.
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