Thousands and thousands of copies of "Father's Day," Donald J. Bingle's award-winning, humorous, short memoir were downloaded last year by sons, daughters, mothers, and fathers for Father's Day, as well as for birthdays, anniversaries, and other family occasions, garnering it 4.7 stars on Amazon. Now the author has created a Deluxe 3 Pack Edition with not only the original "Father's Day," but with two other tales of fathers and fathers-in-law ("Work Mode" and "Tree of Enlightenment"), plus, as an added bonus, the...
Thousands and thousands of copies of "Father's Day," Donald J. Bingle's award-winning, humorous, short memoir were downloaded last year by sons, daughters, mothers, and fathers for Father's Day, as well as for birthdays, anniversaries, and other family occasions, garnering it 4.7 stars on Amazon. Now the author has created a Deluxe 3 Pack Edition with not only the original "Father's Day," but with two other tales of fathers and fathers-in-law ("Work Mode" and "Tree of Enlightenment"), plus, as an added bonus, the first scene of Donald J. Bingle's first novel, "Forced Conversion."
About "Father's Day": "You never know what day your kids are going to remember most about growing up.
You hope that it is a good day, a day when you performed well as a parent. Your greatest fear is that it will be a bad day, a day when you lost your temper or let the dog run out in front of traffic, or a day when something happened that is only talked about in front of high-priced therapists.
In my case it was the day my dad bought sod."
Thus begins Donald J. Bingle's award-winning short memoir about his father, a heart-warming, surprising, and humorous tale about how a single incident on a single summer day can become one of a child's favorite memories of his parent.
This short, simple tale will bring both laughter and tears and create a lasting memory that no mass-produced Father's Day card can ever duplicate. Pre-load it on your dad's Kindle for a perfect Father's Day gift. At about 2,000 words, it is a delightful short read, not a lengthy chore.
"Father's Day" won 1st Place in the California Literary Arts Society Memoir Contest (2009) and 2nd Place, Non-Fiction, in West Suburban Living's Annual Writing and Photography Contest (2005).
About "Work Mode": Work mode is great for dealing with work, but not so great in other contexts. Approximately 1,130 words.
About "Tree of Enlightenment": The simplest chores can lead to the most profound lessons about life and parenthood. Approximately 2,240 words.
About "Forced Conversion": Everyone can have heaven, any heaven they want, but some people don't want to go. Read the action-packed start of Don's first novel. Here's what reviewers have had to say:
Says Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Hominids: "Visceral, bloody -- and one hell of a page turner! Bingle tackles the philosophical issues surrounding uploaded consciousness in a fresh, exciting way. This is the debut of a major novelist -- don't miss it."
Says Ed Greenwood, Creator of The Forgotten Realms™ and Author of the bestselling Elminster novels: "I loved it! Many writers have explored hard-hitting and brutal possible futures for Earth, and told colorful tales of people trying to stay alive in them, but few have brought such imagined futures as vividly to life as Don Bingle -- and no other book I can think of examines how and why such a future might just happen as well as FORCED CONVERSION does -- or provides half the breath-catching twists and turns of Bingle's yarn. A 'good read' of the old school, coupled with all-too-plausible reasons for everything. A grim warning and a fast action adventure tale, all in one! Highly recommended!"
Bingle recalls these family stories with a sharp eye for detail, a real appreciation for the offbeat, and a great deal of love. Not all of us have had this kind of excitement with phonecalls, sod, or falling chainsaws, but Bingle brings us right in close to enjoy these experiences. Congratulations, Mr. Bingle. No one could have done it better.
- Stephen Hirtle
Bingle has a wonderful way of creating images of the past in this small collection for Father's Day. In this trilogy, he reminded me of many small details of growing up in the baby boom generation that I had long forgotten. In the first story, Father's Day, Bingle recalls the days before SUVs and minivans, when it was the family station wagon that was used for weekend chores. In his case, I had to laugh at the choice of his father, which was not just any station wagon, but the classic Rambler st
- Julie R
Don Bingle's Father's Day 3-pack edition is a wonderful gift for Father's Day! Don's writing is so smooth and descriptive, you feel like you are there. All three stories are delightful with down-to-earth, laugh-out-loud humor. These stories are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Best known as the world's top-ranked player of classic role-playing games for fifteen years, Donald J. Bingle is an oft-published author in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller, steampunk, romance, comedy, and memoir genres, with several published novels (including Net Impact, Forced Conversion, and GREENSWORD) and more than forty stories, primarily in DAW themed anthologies and tie-in anthologies, including short fiction in The Crimson Pact, Carnage & Consequences, Imaginary Friends, Fellowship Fantastic, Zombie Raccoons and Killer Bunnies, Time Twisters, Front Lines, Sidekicks!, Gamer Fantastic, Transformers Legends, Search for Magic (Dragonlance), If I Were An Evil Overlord, Time Twisters, Civil War Fantastic, Future Americas, All Hell Breaking Loose, Renaissance Faire, Sol's Children, Love & Rockets, and Pandora's Closet.
Many of Don's stories are electronically available, individually or in his Writer on Demand TM collections by genre, including "Tales of Gamers and Gaming," "Tales of Humorous Horror," "Tales Out of Time", "Grim, Fair e-Tales," "Tales of an Altered Past Powered by Romance, Horror, and Steam," "Not-So-Heroic Fantasy," and "Shadow Realities.." More collections of stories will be coming soon.
His original stand-alone tales, "Gentlemanly Horrors of Mine Alone," "Running Free: A Tale Inspired by Patsy Ann," "Season's Critiquings," and "Father's Day," are available for just 99 cents each.
Donald J. Bingle is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, Horror Writers of America, International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, GenCon Writers Symposium, Origins Game Fair Library, and St. Charles Writers Group.
Find out more about him at www.donaldjbingle.com or read his blog on GoodReads.