Oakley Dean Baldwin – Pluralverse Writer Profile

Oakley Dean Baldwin
Pluralverse Writer Profile

Writer’s Name:
Oakley Dean Baldwin

Oakley Dean Baldwin

Current Residence:
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Latest publications, both e-books:
Devil’s Ground
Killing “Moonshine” Mullins

Both available now to purchase at: http://thebaldwinstories.wix.com/author-blog

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Genre:
Mystery, historical fiction and non-fiction

What will your readers find most fascinating about your stories?
Readers will experience how real these stories are, tragic and strange events that actually happened.

Is there an author or anyone else that inspires you to write?
I think that would be Steven King.

Is there something from your ancestry that you would like to share with the readers (e.g., famous, interesting stories or connections to historical events, favorite anecdotes )?
Yes, most of my writings are about family stories, Devil’s Ground is a personal experience, Killing “Moonshine” Mullins, is a family story.

My next e-book Pocahontas to Major Benjamin Bolling is a family story.MoonshineMullinscover

Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the readers?
I am currently only releasing e-books to keep the cost down for my readers, but I hope to start paperback books later this coming summer. I would ask your readers to pass the word about my website and e-books to all of their friends and family on Facebook, their email list, and also word of mouth, etc.

Do you have any new projects in the works that you would like to tell the readers about?
Yes, I have two family stories that I am researching that involve 5th great grand mother’s that were heroines of the Revolutionary War. We always hear about the men, General George Washington, General Morgan, General Green, etc, I want to highlight some of the sacrifice that our women gave during the war.

More mystery, intriguing reading is in the works.

My books would make great films. My stories are unique, something that you have never heard before. Be sure to check them out.

Extra:
I believe that Oakley Dean Baldwin is writing in a genre that is growing rapidly in popularity: historical non-fiction and fiction. In the two books included in this profile he adds the genre of mystery to the mix. Anyone interested in family history and/or pondering the idea of writing about their ancestors, especially at least a few generations back, should check out his books as a trailblazing approach to sharing interesting family stories.

Please leave your helpful feedback about his publications here or at Amazon.com.

Submitted by Daniel Arthur J., January 24, 2016
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Dare to be uplifting

 

by Daniel Arthur J., September 26, 2014

arthbuus@gmail.com

People need to feel wanted, respected, and hopeful.

Red Rock Canyon, Mojave Dessert, April, 2014 by D.A. Jones

Red Rock Canyon, Mojave Dessert, April, 2014 by D.A. Jones

In this new age of easy contact it is too easy to not really make contact. A person can manage many relationships with others, and feel pretty fulfilled. I don’t think it’s that way for a lot of others – including their contacts. These contacts feel rejected very easily, get lost, lose hope, and often wander into poor ideology. Perhaps that is what is fueling so much violence on the planet.

I can imagine that a relatively immature young person with a feeling of loss could easily find organized, armed struggle as an outlet for their loss of hope. They can have a religious zealot pushing them, get together with real people, and get directed and motivated toward violent ends. They are like zombies really. They have a purpose that’s not really theirs. They would rather have hope, work or study, have a place to call home, and have a close relationship with someone they care for.

Somehow I believe our current technological advancement is creating this huge sense of loss and being lost. Too much promise or hopes that are dashed without a second thought. There is no recourse. People give up until the bad elements find them, and soon enough they are directing their very real anger at the rest of us.

How do we turn this situation around? Society is becoming more cold and heartless in this regard with social networking. I don’t think it is on purpose or even that we are conscious of this cold and heartless behavior. We think of the positive contact and not the easy, cold shut off. Your emotions and feelings are activated, and “Bam!” they are shut down by someone – not gently like with true human contact. They are not able to see that you care.

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Read, interact, think and create.

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Make sure you take care of the essentials even as you help others -

Get enough sleep

Eat right

Exercise plenty

Keep in touch with loved ones

Be ready to vote

Vote for people that want to make the world better especially for the disadvantaged, and not for people that want to make things harder for all but the wealthy

Contribute to help with unfortunate disasters like the Ebola outbreak

Prevent problems – voting correctly helps with this

Be caring, mindful of others