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Greg Sampson on August 9th, 2014

Just ahead of World War II, there was a radical invention that shook the foundations of book publishing. It was the paperback book. This was a time when movie tickets cost 10 or 20 cents, and books cost $2.50. The new paperback cost 25 cents – it was ten times cheaper. Readers loved the paperback […]

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Greg Sampson on January 20th, 2014

A message from the mayor of Jacksonville, Alvin Brown: Dear Friends: On this day when we look back on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I believe we must also look ahead to prepare our young people with the opportunities and support they need to embrace the American Dream. That’s why […]

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Greg Sampson on April 6th, 2013

Bright blade of blood sunk in red skin Whence came you to this place? Sprung from the earth with burning face Checkerboard harlequin. Great coils surround you, yet within Constricting pressure, tiny space Bright blade of blood sunk in red skin. Whence came you to this place Dark angel with the unknown sin? Marked on […]

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Greg Sampson on March 30th, 2013

I came across this a while back and saved it to share with you: 1. What band introduced the song, “Eye of the Tiger”? (It’s also the name of a popular reality TV show.) 2. what is the first and last name of the Hall of Famer with more than 4000 hits who played for […]

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Greg Sampson on January 10th, 2013

Many great writers and poets were considered for this anthology, and I made the cut!  View it on Amazon.

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Greg Sampson on December 20th, 2012

I asked for comments on my reworking of the site. Please leave them here. Thanks for the feedback!

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Greg Sampson on December 16th, 2012

The old oak sat upon the ground Brown leaves ascending to its crown Where dark green leaves in bushy sprigs Balled waxy midst the brittle twigs. Close by the grey-trunked holly mean Sharp pointed leaves of deepest green Scraped branches ‘gainst a breath of wind December day when devil grinned. The Christmas rose appeared ‘mong […]

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Greg Sampson on December 15th, 2012

So you want to take a gander at my new book, Tiger Claws, available from the Kindle store here: But you don’t own a Kindle. No problem. Read it on your smart phone or tablet! Click on the Download, or copy and paste the link in your browser:   Download the iPhone/iPad app https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kindle-read-books-ebooks-magazines/id302584613?mt=8   […]

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Greg Sampson on December 9th, 2012

On the Kindle: Tiger Claws Tiger Claws is now available in the Amazon store for a download to your Kindle e-reader. Grab the link and happy reading. If you like the book, give it five stars and a good review. Thanks!   Gregory Sampson

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Greg Sampson on November 22nd, 2012

I give thanks to all of you, who have interest in the stories I have told. I give thanks for the completion of Tiger Claws. The interior design of the book is done. Once I receive and approve the book cover, I will upload everything for a December release in e-format on the Kindle with […]

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Greg Sampson on November 11th, 2012

The book came out of edit in September. As its main distribution channel will begin through e-book release, particularly the Kindle, the next step was to have a cover designed. However, not all readers have Kindles, and many prefer a traditional book. It has always been my intent to offer a Print-On-Demand option for those […]

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Greg Sampson on November 10th, 2012

I continue to share verse as I get my new book, Tiger Claws, ready for release. The title is Sometimes. I have not had an easy week at school.   Sometimes I feel like lightning Cold front colliding Warm front rising Energy clashing Dash upon plus Striking Wrath   Sometimes I feel like a volcano […]

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Greg Sampson on November 4th, 2012

the challenge was to write a tritina about a habit …   Coffee   Deep earth aroma from a harvest sustainable Peruvian organic, I search for thee at the Kangaroo Bypassing Columbian for my morning caffeine fix.   Dark covers the earth and the sun has yet to fix Its cream in Earth’s coffee. What […]

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Greg Sampson on June 2nd, 2012

I have not felt emotion this deep in a long time. It poured out as this: Down deep the Grand Canyon rushes Time through its carved sandstone layers Tearing riverbed asunder– Flinging gravel ‘midst its plunder. Needle rocks lift prayer off the floor Down deep. The Grand Canyon rushes Grow where silver blue gray tears […]

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Greg Sampson on April 29th, 2012

Pleased to announce that the latest book is with my editor. Target release is mid to late summer.

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webhub on April 29th, 2012

Here’s a short piece I wrote for possible submission to an anthology. You get the first look. Comment, please! How good is it, really? The P.E. Coach did it. Not the murder, that would come later, but the taunt. “Slow bo’. Move it, slow bo’. Can’t make it once around the track. Need a motorized […]

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webhub on November 26th, 2010

“Good stories have the capacity to make readers think who want to engage with the book on deeper levels, while entertaining those who don’t.” –G. Sampson, sample interview questions, in my media kit. Above all, books have to appeal to buyers. I would rather sell a ton of books than win a pile of awards. […]

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webhub on November 16th, 2010

“The Governor’s feisty today,” whispered a business magazine journalist. “Roseanne Maria Ariana, Network Poll. How do you respond to people who say your administration’s failure to prevent illegal dumping is a failure of your policies for safeguarding Florida’s natural resources?” “How do you respond to readers who say that your failure to prevent typographical errors […]

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webhub on November 16th, 2010

Nobody noticed the disappearances at first. This might seem odd for a small town in the rural South, but for the intersection of two major rail lines, north-south and east-west, which brought transients, freight-hopping hobos, headed south in the winter and elsewhere in the summer. The rail yard, which enveloped this transcontinental interchange, parked and […]

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