Robert Paul Blumenstein

 



My short story "Christ in the Desert" was published and illustrated by the Story Shack.  A cool drawing accompanies my story.  I hope you’ll enjoy the experience as much as I did.  Check it out at:  http://thestoryshack.com/2013/09/16/christ-in-the-desert-by-robert-paul-blumenstein-illustrated-by-terri-kelleher/


My most recently released book, Blood in the Ground, won a finalist spot in the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards ® under the Religious Fiction category. When considering the thousands of books that were received from all over the globe as entrants into the contest, to place as a finalist is quite an achievement.


My short story "Cosmic Fugue" received an honorable mention in the L. Ron Hubbard's "Writers of the Future Contest." This award was accorded for the year 2011.


Nothing boosts the confidence of an author more than having a previous publisher ask for additional material.  Adams Media, the publisher of Woodstock Revisited, did just that and has released a book titled My Dog Is My Hero in which my essay “Knight in Furry Armour” appears.  Also, Sniplits.com, the online audio short story publisher, has produced another one of my short stories, “Uncontested Candidate.”


My story "Where to Now, Pilgrim?" appears in the nationally acclaimed book Woodstock Revisited.  As the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Festival approaches, the media has taken a keen interest in one of America's greatest events.  Woodstock Revisited was selected as the number one book to read on Good Morning America's top 8 Woodstock books celebrating the celebration!


The Art of Zen at the Lunch Counter had its world premier September 27, 2007 at the Earl Hamner Theater in Nelson County, Virginia.
 


“We Come to Sing” won first place in the Scribes Hill national short story contest and appears in the anthology Storied Crossings available from Scribes Valley Publishing.


“Bootlegged Dentures” won first place in the Society of Southwestern Author’s short story contest in the humor category.


Snapping the String received an honorable mention in the 2008 Beach Book Festival Awards.


Two creative non-fiction stories were published in Dogs: Heart-Warming, Soul-Stirring Stories of our Canine Companions.


“Misaligned Sights” won in the Silver Quill Society’s Best Fiction of 2007 contest.


Other selected stage works include: When Night Falls premiered on the Virginia Museum Theatre’s studio stage in Richmond, Virginia; Revue Sketches for Cabaret premiered in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina; Three Wise Men was performed by the New Dominion Theatre of the Deaf in Richmond, Virginia, and in other locales around the state; A Penny for Your Thoughts premiered in Laurinburg, North Carolina.


“The Spanish Piano” appears in India’s Taj Mahal Review.


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