To start off the new year, author Mike Palecek offers a fresh venue for news and opinion about the current, and future state of the American Dream;
Good luck, Mike!
Carol Brouillet interviews Mike:
Michael Wolsey interviews Mike:
Author aims to spark political awakening By Bret Hayworth (New 9/11 book: "Guests of the Nation" by Mike Palecek)
Author aims to spark political awakening
Few read his books, but Mike Palecek won't give up
By Bret Hayworth, Journal staff writer
SHELDON, Iowa -- Mike Palecek of Sheldon had his first book published in 2000, the same year he unsuccessfully ran for Congress.
The book sold a handful of copies.
He went back at it, wrote another.
Sales were about 100.
Palecek keeps returning to the well. With the recent release of "Guests of the Nation," in eight years he has written 11 books -- one nonfiction piece plus 10 fiction books that draw heavily on his own life, liberal politics and distrust of government, especially when in conservative hands.
Author and former Federal prisoner for peace, Mike Palecek spoke to an appreciative audience of about 70 last night in the Tucson stop of his Cost of Freedom Tour. Mike is promoting his two latest book projects: as co-editor of [Cost of Freedom - The Anthology of Peace and Activism] and as author of [Iowa Terror] - a novel based on the official lies of 9/11. Mike was joined on stage for readings by a distinguished group of poets, writers and photo-artists who made contributions to the Cost of Freedom project including Lilvia Soto, Nora Nickerson, David Ray, Michael Gregory Joe Rebholz and Michael Rattee. Palecek's next stop is Las Vegas, NV - see www.mikepalecek.com for tour details. The tentative Cost of Freedom tour schedule appears at: http://www.911blogger.com/node/14410.
On Wed., March 19, the 5th anniversary of the start of the current Iraq occupation, author, former Federal prisoner for peace and truth-teller Mike Palecek makes his Cost of Freedom Tour stop in Tucson, AZ . Joining Mike on stage for readings and photo showings will be a number of his collaborators on the [Cost of Freedom] book project including David Ray, Lilvia Soto, Joe Rebholz and Michael Rattee. Mike Palecek and special guests will appear in Tucson at the Northwest Center, 2160 N. 6th Ave., Tucson, Arizona. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the show starts at 7:00. You might catch Mike Palecek in Bisbee on March 18. Here is the tentative schedule for the remainder of Mike's tour:
March 18 - Bisbee
March 19 - Tucson
March 20 - Las Vegas
March 21 - Los Angeles
March 22 - San Francisco
March 23 - Santa Cruz
March 24 - Mendocino
March 25 - Eureka
March 26 - Chico
March 27 - Bend
March 28 - Corvallis
March 29 - Portland
March 31 - Olympia
April 2 - Seattle
April 4 - Spirit Lake, Idaho
April 7 - Salt Lake City
April 8,9 - Denver, Boulder
see www.911TruthTucson.org for more information, printable flyers, etc.
During the 1990s he was a reporter for small-town newspapers in Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota. The small newspaper Ruth and Mike owned in southeast Minnesota was named the Newspaper of the Year for 1994 by the Minnesota Newspaper Association.
http://www.republicbroadcasting.org (corrected from earlier post erroneously putting him on Dynamic Duo Friday)
As far as I know, there are only four 9/11 truth novels: Hal Sisson's Modus Operandi 9/11, Nick Shelton's The American Truth, Steve Alten's The Shell Game, and now...ta-da!...Mike Palecek's Iowa Terror.
This is Mike's tenth published novel, by my count, and it's another witty, darkly humorous entry from Iowa's answer to Kurt Vonnegut. What's more, it tackles 9/11 truth head on. Here's the description from Mike's website, http://mikepalecek.com/ :
“IOWA TERROR” - a new Palecek novel by 7th Street Press
Terror warnings on TV, terror music on the radio. Kate Smith singing. God Bless America! We must really be in trouble. Right?
It is unique, political comedy, satire, anti-war - in George W. Bush’s America - telling the truth for once in America, that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney did 9/11 themselves in order to start a war and make money.
In large format, original color illustrations.
Author and anti-war activist Mike Palecek tours with new books
Sheldon, Iowa — From Tulsa to Denver, noted author and activist Mike Palecek hits the road this spring with two new books: Iowa Terror and Cost of Freedom: The Anthology of Peace and Activism.
Described by Howard Zinn as a writer with “passion, wit,” and “a profound social conscience,” Palecek has been writing antiwar, political novels for over 10 years.