Author Archives: Erik

PechaKucha Night, November 13, Shelburne Museum, 6 p.m.

A blank page or screen can be scary, but a blank map…inspirational! Join me for a presentation about storytelling as world building — in 20 slides at 20 seconds each slide. Here’s more information on the event.

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Film role: Uncle Paul in Patrick Burke’s “Where Are We Going?”

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Relaunching “The Outside Groove” as an E-book — Why not?

WHEN MY FIRST NOVEL for young readers, The Last Mall Rat, was published in 2003, a pretty famous Vermont author told me that I should promote the hell out of it as fast as I could because, in a few … Continue reading

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Auto Racing–themed YA Novel Now Available as E-book

Contact: outsidegroovenovel@gmail.com Find The Outside Groove on Facebook: “The Outside Groove” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Auto Racing–themed YA Novel Now Available as E-book BURLINGTON, VERMONT — Author Erik Esckilsen is pleased to announce the recent release of The Outside Groove (Houghton … Continue reading

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An Anecdote Analyzed: Anatomy of a Pep Talk

The following describes the structure of a pep talk given recently by the director of a nonprofit center. The occasion: an impending deadline The audience: most of the 50 or so employees working on a project of particular importance to … Continue reading

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The Caffeinated Self

The graph below was a gift from Mavis Loach, the daughter of some friends who live outside New York City. On a recent visit, after dinner at their home, my friends and I were discussing the generally high quality of … Continue reading

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Singing to Siberia

I finally digitized this recording of a long-ago conversation with my traveling companions on the trans-Siberian express in winter 1991. Listen to an audio version with the image at left posted in the “Cowbird” storytelling community. Here’s the same audio … Continue reading

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