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Dec.06.2009
Could be "EMILY"
Tensions between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland were rising. Danny Benson knew that random acts of violence were part of the territory now, but he refused to dwell on the risk. The grand reunion between his immediate and extended family was too important to abandon. Despite the...
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Oct.11.2009
The Open Road
I want to thank everybody who has chosen to follow my blog and to read some of the posts over the last few weeks. I do hope you are enjoying them. To refresh the idea of what the OVERLAND blog is all about: to take one of life's many wistful abstract concepts each week, and weave them into one of...
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Oct.04.2009
A lost love found
I think finding a lost love has become somewhat of a phenomenon. Have you ever wondered what EVER happened to your boyfriend or girlfriend from high school or college? Or even in your jobs and life in your 20’s or 30’s, or 40’s? With the plethora of internet social networking sites, mainly Facebook...
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Oct.01.2009
RIVER RAFTING
Earlier today I was being very self-deprecating with a good internet friend. She told me she was all banged up and bruised from a rafting trip and that she fell out of the raft in alligator infested waters down a river in South Africa. Then she hit some rocks, some other rafts floated over her, and...
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Sep.27.2009
Depending on your writing frame of mind: this is either a very exciting image or daunting..or both!
  I can't imagine any writer of fiction and certainly non-fiction that hasn't lived and experienced what he or she writes about. Logic tells me that, that is just a fact. I wonder what Boris Pasternak lived that he was so inspired to write Dr.Zhivago? I suppose in a few minutes in Wiki...
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Sep.11.2009
5 Star Reviews
Sara Wolf Stevens' Review of Overland What a magical story! Mark not only gives us a story about love, he also provides action, adventure, and suspense. I found this book to flow as I turned each page and was taken away to far away places by Mark's vivid descriptions and incorporation of historical...
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Sep.11.2009
Author Mark Stephen Levy
When I tell people I wrote a book, the natural reaction usually is, "what's it about?" Well, sometimes they don't even ask that. But when they do, I explain with a quick answer, "oh, well, thanks for asking. It's a love story". The typical reaction from women is "awwww...
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Sep.11.2009
PPS Mark's book cover.jpg
Heather was in a crowd of other Western travelers, some of them from the Magic Bus ride from Istanbul. They'd been gathered together by the Afghani army and were now being ordered on to buses. She tried to head back to the center of the city towards Danny, but armed Afghani soldiers hampered her...
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Sep.06.2009
When I tell people I wrote a book, the natural reaction usually is, "what's it about?" Well, sometimes they don't even ask that. But when they do, I explain with a quick answer, "oh, well, thanks for asking. It's a love story". The typical reaction from women is "awwww...
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