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.

If Only the Walls Could Talk

Driving to work down Route 44 with the sunroof open on a fine spring morning, Jason Murray looked over at the abandoned farm-house that stood perhaps 30 yards from the side of the road. Jason had the sense that other … Continue reading

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Library-Digging Unearths Another Boots Nugget

I found a reference to my old friend and subject, Cletus Elwood “Boots” Poffenberger the other day while combing through microfilm of the Winchester Evening Star from September 1, 1944. A page two article headlined, “Park to play Wildcats Suday; … Continue reading

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New Book on a Near-Death Experience to Be Published Soon

A new book on a fascinating subject is soon to be published by a “friend” of mine, Sam Cartwright, who has chronicled his near-death experience in A Faith in the Crowd. I came up with the title for him (and … Continue reading

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Time Is A Pool Gets a New Look

My 10 story collection of flash fiction, Time Is A Pool, which I’m happy to say many of you have enjoyed, has a new look. I was perusing my Amazon page recently, saw the listing for Time Is A Pool, and … Continue reading

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Remade Music

Readers of this blog know that I enjoy history and I enjoy music. Most music. Some music. Don’t buy me opera tickets. . . . I digress. Anyway, the history of certain popular songs is fascinating to me. Growing up … Continue reading

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Ads in 1944 Life Magazine Reflect on Then–and Now

Even with the many dramatic events happening in the world today, most of us spend our time talking about mundane things—the weather, the score of last night’s game, the restaurant down the street that just opened, the cost of a … Continue reading

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