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It's through stories that readers get inside characters and learn along with them. It's enjoyable--that kind of learning. And miraculous!



"There are, I suppose, febrile savants who reject any notion that a person can acquire the writing art outside those hallowed halls of academia. Yet storytellers captured audiences for millenniums before Oxford or Harvard were more than forest enclaves where wild turnips sprout."

That's the opening paragraph in my "About Roland" bio on my website.

There's more in the my counter-culture rebuttal aimed at a literary establishment who is pointedly disdainful of anyone presuming to tell stories via writing outside their comfortable inner circle. For an expanded version of the "About Roland" bio, click on

Meanwhile, "Dance On the Wild Side," the story of Jane's and my adventures from teenage love through outfitters' life should be available on Amazon Kindle's Roland Cheek page--it was uploaded to them "ready to go" a week ago. Keep checking.

Check, too, for "My Best Work Is Done At The Office." I'll upload that tomorrow. Should be ready for e-book sale in a week. Then you can really gawk at my bonafides as a storyteller.

By the way, wanna see my office?







Roland Cheek is a gifted writer with a knack for clarifying reality
- Carl Hanner e-mail

Roland's craft is on display on his website where you can read the first chapter of each of his books:
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His titles can be found wherever books are sold. Much of the guy's works are also available as e-books at Amazon's Kindle store:
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January 3, 2013

Archives From the Mountain Muse

January 3, 2013

The Best Kind of Learning


December 31, 2012

The Northern Flying Squirrel


December 27, 2012

Dance On the Wild Side


December 24, 2012

A Faux Pas Merry Christmas


December 20, 2012

Hog Calling Grammer


December 17, 2012

Angels Among Us


December 12, 2012

Cowboy Lit


December 10, 2012

(go directly to Jail, do not pass Go)


December 6, 2012

Audience & Storytellers


December 3, 2012

Creating By Committee


November 29, 2012



November 26, 2012

Music From Stars


November 22, 2012

Manicurist's Hangnails


November 19, 2012

Separation of Church and State


November 15, 2012

Tiny Kernels of Truth