Category: Literary and Film Project
ABOUT THE Author A.J. (Anthony J.) Kohler
The talented Author’s career has included insurance sales, collections and law, which he was engaged in, in Denver for about ten years before his retirement. Anthony told us that he was never one to favor the Colorado harsh winters, and skiing always seemed like nothing more than a waste of time and money. This is heresy in Colorado, of course, so when he retired, the Author headed south for a warmer climate. He now lives in the outskirts of Tucson, in the heart of the Sonoran desert, and he assured us that he can now honestly say that is where he has lost his heart…to the place where the saguaro grows. He is keenly growing many diverse kinds of cacti in his beloved garden, and here in the desert, he also learned that gardening can be akin to a blood sport.
His educational degrees are all from the University of Colorado, and he was there during the time frame of Repeat. Anthony writes from experience and what he knows, and this is reflected in the authenticity of his work, and there is so much that he could have included which could have turned Repeat into a much more voluminous work, such as the Light shows, concerts, winter storms and chinook winds, the trees leafing out late in the Spring semester, and there are myriad things that could have been included to make the setting even more real, but doing so while it would have been true to memory, Kohler maintains, would have resulted in the setting taking over the story.
Currently Anthony lives on the outskirts of Tucson with a partner of the opposite sex and two long-coat Akitas, also of opposite…Lol!
We, as Anthony’s Agents, beg to differ where he maintains that these additional elements omitted from the story, would have resulted in the setting taking over the story. Instead, we hope with keen fan eyes, that he will come back with another submission, and another thrilling work to entice our greedy “reading buds”, with nothing precious omitted of the locale and the full tapestry against which he sets his stories.
ABOUT – “REPEAT: A Love Story for the Ages!”
Paul and Angelina are old friends who dated in college, briefly, years ago, and recently reconnected via email. During their correspondence, they realized that they both regretted not taking up with each other back then, especially given their difficult and tumultuous first marriages after college.
When Angelina is killed, she is offered a choice of what to do next and opts to have both of them return to when she and Paul first arrived at college and do it over again … while remembering what happened to them over the years. They make many changes in the way they live their lives and find true happiness together. Although they don’t repeat those mistakes they made before, they definitely find new ones to experience and explore.
What a beautiful love story. So much there, about second chances, redemption, of being allowed to do it all over again — the right way. The end, so sad, so perfect, —- so beautiful. That end clings to my heart———- Wren Hartwood, short story author This book will touch your heart, bring a few tears and shouts of joy. Characters are well developed and they come alive as you fall in love with them. It left me wishing that I could have a Repeat. —- Joy Redmond, author of Stolen Lives, Give Me Wings and Finding Will Hennie As I read this book, it occurred to me that like a lot of people, I have wanted to re-live some things in my life but in a different way. There were things I would have changed, different roads I would have taken. Imagine for a moment, going back and doing it over, knowing what you know now. Living and loving the way it could have been. I could not put the book down. — Frank Drinkwine, Vietnam veteran It is a love story, it is a family story all wrapped around a very realistic Nam story. I enjoyed it immensely and laughed and even came close to crying a few times. It has a perfect ending. —- Joe Skarda, Vietnam veteran
Repeat: A Love Story For The Ages is still holding the #1 slot in Romance novels in the P&E poll! I’d like to thank everyone who has repeatedly (hopefully daily) cast their votes for it. I’m also voting for two works by friends of mine, Canoples Investigations Exposes Space Dodger, a Young Adult novel by K.C. Sprayberry and The Engineer, a Science Fiction short story by Ray Chilensky.
Thank you all again, and I hope you keep doing it as long as the poll goes on (the month of January).
Anthony J. Kohler