Next Generation Indie Book Awards

So, over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to garner a few awards for my cds and books (Nashville Music Award, Independent Music Award, Independent Publisher Award), but NEVER two for one as with last year’s “Ten Seconds In-Between” collection. Yep, last year it bagged the Royal Dragonfly Award for Best Collection of Short Stories,Continue reading “Next Generation Indie Book Awards”

Best Of Top 10 Holiday Cheer

Hoekstra Holiday Award Winning December News Happy Holidays!   As the year comes to a close, we are seeing some nice best of action on this year’s Doug Hoekstra CD  The Day Deserved and this year’s Doug Hoekstra book   Ten Seconds In-Between .    Some blurbs follow and of course, you know a) they make a lovely gift setContinue reading “Best Of Top 10 Holiday Cheer”

Autumn Leaves and October News

Hoekstra Autumn Leaves and October News – Words & Music .Yes, we know it’s hard to believe that October is here, but that means the holidays are around the corner and never too early to start that early shopping, may we suggest a copy of 2021’s The Day Deserved new music by Doug Hoekstra or Ten Seconds In-Between (new short storiesContinue reading “Autumn Leaves and October News”

Buster Keaton, Doug Hoekstra, and the Bay Area Mindfulness Center

No, the title is not a long lost psychedelic band from the 60s, it is the thing to tie together all the news that’s fit to send, re; The Day Deserved CD and Ten Seconds In-Between book.  The July recap follows…. First up, a new recording, answers the question… what do Buster Keaton, Tippi Hedren, and theContinue reading “Buster Keaton, Doug Hoekstra, and the Bay Area Mindfulness Center”

Silently – Spoken Word

What do Buster Keaton, Tippi Hedren, and the Bay Area Mindfulness Center have in common? Answer – they all appear in “Silently,” a flash fiction of mine that’s also included in the latest Doug Hoekstra book, Ten Seconds In-Between. The tale takes a walk with two cousins, immersed in endless competition, and the game ofContinue reading “Silently – Spoken Word”