Blue like Jazz . . . Meet Purple like Polka

I’m excited to announce that my infamous satire  Purple Like Polka will be released as a free download on Kindle Books next month!  I wrote this piece when I was still in college–primarily as a way to get a good laugh out of my nerdy friends.  As fate would have it, my little joke quickly became a smash hit . . . among the the five or six people who read it.  After sharing it with them, I was soon urged to send a copy of my satirization to one of my professors.  Consequentially, he enjoyed it so much that he made copies for one of his classes to read and strongly encouraged me to seek out a means for getting it published.  Wanting a second opinion, I sent it to another of my professors who instructed me to send it to a magazine he served on the editorial board of.  To my great surprise the chief editor of the magazine loved it!  Sadly, it didn’t quite fit in with the type of material he normally published and he ultimately  turned it down.

Having absolutely no idea who would possibly want to publish my admittedly unusual bit of literature, I made a couple more copies for close friends to enjoy at their liesure and promptly filed the project away–never to be heard from again.  With the recent release of the movie adaptation of Blue Like Jazz and the increasing popularity of postmodern atheistic thought among Christians, however, I once again feel that there is hope for my quirky little spoof.  After thinking it through, I decided that Kindle Books would be the perfect medium to bring my work out of the closet and into the public eye.  I look forward to sharing it with you all!

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