I, Walt Whitman

I, Walt Whitman

by Stephen Smoke

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Overview

Michael Grace, a recently laid off writer, is a respected fixture on the LA coffeehouse circuit, where he reads his poetry, excerpts from his well-reviewed but "under-read" novels, and performs original songs. During a psychic reading--a gift from his previous employer--Michael comes to believe that it's possible he is the reincarnation of Walt Whitman. The next morning, over breakfast, Albert Brennan, a lawyer who's also a fan, tells Michael that a mutual friend told him that Michael is Walt Whitman reincarnated. Even though Michael tells Albert that he's not sure this is true, Albert presents Michael with a plan: He offers to sue the publishers of Walt Whitman's work for 150 years of back royalties.,


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Product Details

BN ID: 2940014884747
Publisher: Stephen Smoke
Publication date: 08/18/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Stephen Smoke is the author of 20 novels, including Black Butterfly, Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Blues, Trick of the Light, The Prince of Palos Verdes, and Cathedral of the Senses under his own and other names. He has also written eight non-fiction books.
Stephen has written and directed feature films, including “Street Crimes” (starring Dennis Farina) and “Final Impact,” and has written screenplays for others, including “Magic Kid.”
In 2011 he published the first novel with its own embedded soundtrack: Cathedral of the Senses. The songs on the album (Cathedral of the Senses), were written by Stephen and recorded mainly by musicians and singers living in Sedona. All the songs are available for download via iTunes, Amazon, and other popular music download sites.
In July of 2012 Stephen re-released Trick of the Light, which is the prequel to Cathedral of the Senses. In 1989 he recorded an album (in support of the Trick of the Light novel) on which several well-known musicians, including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, Garth Hudson (the keyboard player for The Band), played on various tracks. The new edition of Trick of the Light was released in softcover and eBook formats, plus an enhanced multimedia version for the iPad. The enhanced edition contains portions of the songs embedded at appropriate points in the novel. The songs are available at all popular music download sites.
The re-release of Trick of the Light coincided with the publication of this novel, I, Walt Whitman (in softcover and eBook formats, along with an enhanced multimedia version for the iPad). The iPad edition contains parts of songs written by Stephen, embedded at appropriate places in the eBook.
With the publication of Cathedral of the Senses, Trick of the Light, and I, Walt Whitman in all three formats (softcover, eBook, and enhanced multimedia format for the iPad), Stephen has the unique distinction of being a novelist with three multimedia eBooks, each containing its own embedded soundtrack.
Stephen founded and published Mystery Magazine.
Stephen is the author of the Bill of Responsibilities series and the Teen Bill of Responsibilities Course.
Stephen is an expert in the field of digital publishing. He advises and works with writers and publishers, specializing about scanning and repurposing printed work for digital publication, converting content to eBook formats, and creating multimedia ebooks.

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