Author Archives: Austin Gisriel

About Austin Gisriel

You know the guy that records a baseball game from the West Coast in July and doesn't watch it until January just to see baseball in the winter? That's me. I'm a writer always in search of a good story, baseball or otherwise.

Musical Harassment

I read in the paper recently that the song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” has come under heavy criticism for what some consider its promotion of sexual harassment. An Internet search reveals that the debate over this song, written in 1944 … Continue reading

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Creating People

I create people. As an author, I create characters, endow them with a past, present, and future, put them in predicaments and then extricate them. I can make them tall, short, handsome, ugly, and I can make them make you … Continue reading

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December 18, 1941

Thursday, December 18, 1941 Christmas is one week from today. The excitement of children grows and the scurrying of adults increases. Imagine this date in 1941, however. Christmas is still one week from today, but Pearl Harbor occurred only 11 … Continue reading

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The Perfect Christmas Gift

Giving someone a new idea or perspective is a perfect gift. So is the gift of laughter or even a good cry. When you give someone a book, you give someone any and all of those thoughts and emotions. Most … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor Remembered

It’s an early December Sunday, the first Sunday of the month, in fact. “Chattanooga Choo Choo” is the number one song on Billboard’s National Best Selling Retail Records chart, despite the fact that it is the “B” side to “I … Continue reading

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Ship Ahoy

Now that it’s dark by dinner time and there’s no baseball to watch, I highly recommend cozying up to a 1942 comedy called Ship Ahoy. Released in May of that year, that is just six months after Pearl Harbor, it … Continue reading

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WW II Blogs Worth Your Attention

World War II is inspiring a great deal of interesting writing out there and I have come across two fellow authors whom I believe my audience will enjoy. Those of you who attended Williamsport’s World War II Weekend this year … Continue reading

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