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.

The Ballplayers of WWII Did Their Part

All of you know of my passion for baseball and of my deep interest in World War II. Today—on this Day of Infamy—I thought all of you would find interesting the reaction of the ballplayers to this national crisis. Future … Continue reading

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Heart of the Beholder

This is the story of two men, one rich, one poor whose paths crossed once, but for a moment. *** Marty Sawyer leaned on a fence post, his eyes meandering across the field before him. Marty was still sweating from … Continue reading

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Why Trump Is the President-Elect

I had no intention of commenting further on the election once I had said my piece last week, but when the hysteria broke out again on Facebook about 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday when it appeared likely that Donald Trump was … Continue reading

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I Vote No

Over the course of the past several weeks, I have been disparaged, denounced, and vilified. And that’s just by my friends. On Facebook. Oh, they haven’t set out to hurt me; indeed, nothing has been directed at me personally, but … Continue reading

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Writing Pleasures

I recently had the pleasure and the privilege of talking to Tammy Bjelland on her Stories of Growth podcast which will air on November 1st. If you wanted to attend tomorrow’s seminar, The Joys and Frustrations of Writing AND Publishing … Continue reading

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The Third Man May Have Been SpongeBob

I recently watched the highly acclaimed 1949 film, The Third Man, starring Joseph Cotton, Orson Wells, and a beautiful Italian actress named Alida Valli. The film was completely disconcerting, not because of Orson Welles malignant character nor the creepy lighting, … Continue reading

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I Can Help You Birth Your Book!

Writing a book is like having a baby: Creating it may involve some concentrated pain, but once Junior—or your manuscript—is born, it’s born. It will need to be cleaned up, but it’s alive and kicking. Publishing and marketing a book, … Continue reading

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