General details

  • omanh

  • Portt Washington, WI

  • Pete O'Malley

  • University of Minnesota

  • English

In short

  • HI!
         I didn't realize how old my entry here had become!   I started in WEbook in Nov., of '08, so, here it is already 5 months passed!
         I really, truly, sincerely, believe that WEbook has something that is truly righteous man, and it is not like American Idol or anything at all like that.  It is a place where writers of all genres and levels of experience, success, and TWC,
    (total word count, my own creation of a 'brev for that phenom) can share and exchange their work. 
         Having been a child of the 50's and 60's I really do remember concepts like,
    food and clothing co-op's that were formed to provide food and clothing for free or in exchange for work.   WEbook as a writing community reminds me of those co-ops.  No!  Not just because it is free!  I am sure someone is paying some bills for the site operation, but it is to me still the same feeling of a group of folks who just want to have a chance to write and read others writing and exchange comments and form relationships over the medium of Literature.  What a cool thing to be a part of!  
          I become more and more involved in my curricullum at school and have less time and energy to devote to writing now than when I first started WEbook.  I hope to keep up with the community though, and, especially write when I am inspired by something and there happens to be a project where that idea fits well.
          So, I thank each and every person in the WEbook community and mostly those who have invited me to be a part of a project ot theirs.   And, to those of you who have exchanged feedback with me on our work.   Our personal messages to one another.  Sometime's it seems to be the one thing that keeps me going!
          A strong endorsement from me for anyone who is thinking about getting into the WEbook community.  I don't think you'll ever regret it!


  • Actually giving myself a 'nom de plume'!  That's French but it is in the English dictionary.  Look it up for kicks.   And, I still have yet to be listed in the 'obits'! ('u')

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Short Story

  • East of Eden
    Ancient Highway
    Cities of the Plains
    The Art of Racing in the Rain
    People of the Plains
    Catcher in the Rye
  • 1. The Human Comedy
    2. The Book of Lies
  • At Home
  • Billy's Fingers
    The Funeral
  • Fiction: Short Story

  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • John Steinbeck
    Somerset Maugham
    Cormac McCarthy
    Jean M. Auel
    John Greenleaf Whittier
    Frank McCourt
    J.D. Salinger
    Too many to name them all.