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MR. WUGIDGEM AND THE FACES OF FREEDOM EPISODE 4

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Thanks for being with me today for Episode 4 of Mr. Wugidgem And The Faces Of Freedom.  Before we forget, please click on the free subscription icon on this page and enter your email address to have each weekly episode automatically delivered to you.  Thanks!  Last week we shared the excitement as Debby, Michael, Emily, Carib, and Mr. Wugidgem traveled up to Maracaibo and were swept up in the excitement of the demonstrations.  Today we’ll join them as they march into danger.

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If you’re in the San Diego area August 25th, please stop by The Festival Of Books at Liberty Station, Point Loma from noon to 2 p.m. I will be at the Osher Continuing Education Table and will have copies of all my books available. The address is 2620 Truxton Road, San Diego, CA 92106. I hope to see you there! For more information, click on this link:

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Thanks for being with me today. Please join me again next week when we’ll fly with Debby, Michael, Emily, Carib, Bari, and Mr. Wugidgem from Carib’s hacienda to Caracas in a high-speed helicopter.

Thanks again!

 

MR. WUGIDGEM AND THE FACES OF FREEDOM-EPISODE 3

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Thanks for joining me today! Last week we left Mr. Wugidgem and Carib with their heads whirling with the speed and enormity of the social networks. Today we’ll follow them into Maracaibo as they immerse themselves in the demonstrations.

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If you’re interested in a Thriller, Slaves On Horseback, is for you. Here is a link to an Amazon review:

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Please join me next week when Debby, Michael, Emily, and Mr. Wugidgem march into danger!

If you are interested in reading  Mr. Wugidgem and the Faces Of Freedom, it is available in  Digital and Paperback Formats on Amazon. Here is the link.

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If you buy it and like it, please go back to the Amazon web site and write a short review. Thanks!!

 

MR. WUGIDGEM AND THE FACES OF FREEDOM-EPISODE 2

 

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Welcome to Episode 2 of Mr. Wugidgem and the Faces Of Freedom. In the last Episode we followed Debby, Michael, and Mr. Wugidgem through the ether to Venezuela. Today we’ll meet Carib and see the overwhelming response for mass demonstrations against President Trinidad of Venezuela. Enjoy!

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Next week I will be offering a discount program on the electronic edition of my Thriller, Slaves On Horseback. If you would like a discount on the Paperback Edition, please email me at youngmisterwugidgem@gmail.com. The details for the electronic edition will appear here on my website and on Amazon.com. You can also read a review of Slaves On Horseback on Amazon. Here is the Amazon link:

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Welcome to today’s podcast and thanks for tuning in.  My favorite in the Mr. Wugidgem Fantasy Series is Book 5, Mr. Wugidgem And The Faces Of Freedom. Today I thought I would re-post Episode 1. Debby and Michael begin the day in Social Studies Class and finish it in a foreign country, several thousand miles away!

In coming weeks I will be posting the balance of the episodes.

I recently received an amazing review of my Thriller, Slaves On Horseback, from a gentleman I met last month. Here is gist: “One day at lunch cruising the Irish Sea you told Ann and me about your thriller, Slaves on Horseback, and I am writing to tell you that I have just finished reading it after two days of not being able to put it down. It is truly a grabber, chock full of assassins, uncertainty about just who the villains are, a great chase scene near Golden Gate Park, and lots of references to places on the peninsula where I lived for more than 25 years. It seems to me that I do remember the name changes of between Cabana and Caesar’s Palace on El Camino, although I don’t remember marshmallow sundaes at Tresidder….I really enjoyed reading this book and think you have nailed this genre….I know that Wallace Stegner also was a mentor for Scott Turow and wonder if he was aware that he was fostering a line of thriller authors…..I hope you will continue to write thrillers!”
Here is the Amazon link to Slaves On Horseback,where you can also read the review:

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Enjoy!

YOUNG MISTER WUGIDGEM EPISODE 16

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I want to step back from the action of Young Mister Wugidgem and share with you the reasons I have written the Mister Wugidgem 6 book series, as well as my first book, a Thriller, Slaves On Horseback. Through these stories, I am speaking not only to children, but also to their parents, grandparents, great-grand parents, aunts, uncles, teachers, and anyone else who influences children. I believe this means every single one of you.

I believe the potential for evil exists in all of us. I believe more strongly that everyone one has a greater potential for good, and that potential can overcome evil. I feel the need to communicate this now because I see the world running amuck (look this word up, even if you think you know the meaning!) with greed, narcissism, exclusionism, bullying, and power domination. These evil states of being are juxtaposed with the positives of acceptance, inclusiveness, forgiveness, and love I see in much of today’s younger generations. I fear the foibles of the older generations could smother and pervert the positive and healthy traits of the younger ones.

What I attempt to do in my stories is portray these positive and healthy actions of the younger generations as win-win ways to live life. I hope you have seen this in my works, and if you have, you’ve inculcated those actions your belief system.

If you believe this is the right path, please pass this along to everyone you know. Please consider writing a brief review of whatever books of mine you have read. You can do this on the top my of Amazon site:

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Happy New Year! I’m Allan Chapman, and I welcome you to Episode 16 of Young Mister Wugidgem. In the last Episode we learned the evil magician who attacked Dad is Jill Patton, Mom’s client. But who is she, really? Today, we’ll find out!

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Young Mister Wugidgem Episode 10

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Welcome to Episode 10 of Young Mister Wugidgem. Last week we learned more about good versus evil from Reverend Peterson. Then we followed Dad on the second leg of his magic tour. Today we’ll be in the audience when Dad attempts real magic before a packed house. Enjoy!

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Young Mister Wugidgem Episode 7

Thanks for joining me for Episode 7 of Young Mister Wugidgem. Last week we rode along the river with James, Grace, and Amos to the triple-trunk tree, where they found several clues that could lead to the identity of the evil magician. We also heard from Mom that she believes Dad has real magical powers. Mom then took the clues to Charlie Connors of the FBI. Continue reading Young Mister Wugidgem Episode 7

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Thirteen days ago  I asked Stanford Professor Emeritus Nancy Huddleston Packer to read Young Mister Wugidgem and to write a review of it. I still can’t believe it, but here’s what she wrote:

“This book is a fantasy, a mystery, and a family saga all rolled into one. At the heart of the book are the charming  Wugidgems: father Will, a professional magician, mother Joan, a very rational lawyer, the brave thirteen-year-old James, and the spunky little Sally. When evil forces threaten their family on James’s birthday, all four Wugidgems must awaken their slumbering magical powers to ward it off. In the process, they learn how the past entangles the present.  As the family  work together to defeat evil and to escape from the past,  their love and respect for each other are strengthened.  All four Wugidgems are unusual, entertaining, and attractive.  Every reader will have a favorite.”

Nancy is  very incisive, and she captured what I am trying to achieve in this story. I am eternally grateful. You should check out her fourth collection of short stories, Old Ladies-Stories. Here is the link:

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Last week we raced along the sideline with James and Amos as Grace and Mrs. Russell won the mother and daughter three-legged race by the widest margin in modern memory. We also learned that Grace wants to be James’ girlfriend, upgrading from girl friend. Today we’ll witness the Fourth of July Oak Village fireworks, and we’ll be with James and Dad as they come face to face with evil!

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Young Mister Wugidgem-Episode 4

Thank you for clicking in this week for the continuation of Young Mister Wugidgem. We’ve gone back to 1994 which marks the beginning of James Wugidgem’s own magical journey. For those of you who were with me for the previous 5 books in this series, you’ll know Mister Wugidgem is Debby and Michael Clark’s magical mentor.

Last week we raced along with James and his Dad on his 13th birthday as they eked out a victory in the father and son three-legged race. We also met Ben, the class bully. We won’t see him again in this story, but we surely will in the next. Today, we’ll run along the sideline with James and his best friend, Amos, as they cheer on Grace and Mrs. Russell in the mother and daughter three-legged race!  Here is the direct link: 

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In Episode 5 we’ll follow James, Grace, and Amos down to the riverbank across from where the July 4th fireworks will be launched, where they spot a suspicious person in the trees. Then, during the fireworks finale, James and Dad come face to face with evil! 

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YOUNG MISTER WUGIDGEM-EPISODE 3

Welcome to Episode 3 of Young Mister Wugidgem.  Last week we saw James Wugidgem rescue Whiskers the Cat with imagined, or possibly real, tiny white beams of light springing out the tips of his fingers and thumbs. Then we learned the fundamentals of three-legged running, both physical and mental, as James and his Dad trained for the July 4th father and son competition. Continue reading YOUNG MISTER WUGIDGEM-EPISODE 3