Kewaunee County Comet editor-publisher Warren Bluhm’s first all-new book in five years, A Bridge at Crossroads, is now available in paperback and as a Kindle ebook.

A Bridge at Crossroads, subtitled “101 Encouragements,” collects short essays, prose poems, poetry and aphorisms, most of which originally appeared in the blog at his website WarrenBluhm.com.

“There are so many discouraging words these days that people sometimes just need to hear, ‘It’s going to be all right. You can do this. You can make it through,’” Bluhm (pictured) said. “I often aim to encourage my readers and thought it was time to collect a bunch of these thoughts in a book.”

“Aphorisms” is a new word for Bluhm, who it turns out has been writing them for some time.

“I didn’t know how to describe some of these short pieces until I recently was exposed to Logan Piersall Smith, who wrote a nifty little book called Trivia a century ago, full of similar tiny essays, and I discovered he’s considered an aphorist,” he said. “So most of the writings in A Bridge at Crossroads probably qualify as aphorisms.”

A Bridge at Crossroads is available in paperback at Amazon.com and Lulu.com; Bluhm intends to contact local bookstores about carrying the book. It is also being offered as an incentive to become a patron of the Kewaunee County Comet.

People who become “voluntary subscribers” of at least $5 monthly to the Comet at Patreon.com will be given a link to download the ebook, and at least $10 monthly via Patreon or at least $25 check via snail mail qualifies to receive the print edition.

Bluhm is also the author of a number of independently published books, including 16 Myke Phoenix superhero adventure novelettes that were recently collected in a single volume, two novels – The Imaginary Bomb (2008) and The Imaginary Revolution (2012) – and two collections of essays, Refuse to be Afraid (2010) and A Scream of Consciousness (2011).

Become a Comet patron by visiting this link or sending a check of $25 or more to Kewaunee County Comet, P.O. Box 405, Luxemburg, WI 54217.

Purchase the ebook at this link.

Purchase the paperback at Amazon.com

Purchase the paperback at Lulu.com