Second Issue of “Inner Monologue”

Well, it’s April. Glimpses of spring are teasing us. And it’s time for the second issue of Inner Monologue.

This month’s issue includes an essay, news about book events, an excerpt from a short story, Corporate Trust, puzzles, a recipe and a bit of humor.

The entire story, Corporate Trust, has been uploaded into the Private Study section of my website at I hope you enjoy it. 

If you’d like to subscribe, go to You can unsubcribe at any time. So, what d you have to lose?

Launching Newsletter: “Inner Monologue”

This month, I’m launching my new newsletter, entitled Inner Monologue. I invite you to subscribe.

So, what will be in this newsletter? I plan to provide essays, news about books, excerpts from past and future works, photography, puzzles, recipes and anything else that strikes my fancy. I hope each will serve to nourish the mind, body and spirit, yours and mine. Please enjoy. To sign-up for electronic delivery of this newsletter, go to

Anyone who signs up for the newsletter will also get access to the private area on my website, where I have special content for subscribers. So after you’ve subscribed and have received the password, you can go to and enter the password.

Break Your Isolation with an Online Author Talk

Need an activity to reduce your isolation? Would your Book Club like an online author talk/reading? It would be a mentally healthy activity and help break up the social distancing.

I’d love to Zoom in and talk! Using Zoom is very easy. A webcam is nice, but not necessary. People can even join us via the telephone.

Let’s schedule an online event!


J.R. Bale to Speak at Liberty State Fiction Writers

J.R. Bale will speak on book marketing on Saturday, November 9th, 11AM at the Edison Library. His presentation will cover marketing considerations when creating a book, building an authors platform and cooperative marketing with fellow authors. The Edison Library is located at 340 Plainfield Avenue, Edison, NJ.

Learn more about Liberty States Fiction Writers at