“The Bartenders of the Nexus Tavern” now available on Kindle!

Hello friends!

Today I’m honored to announce the release of a novella that’s near-and-dear to my heart, The Bartenders of the Nexus Tavern.  It’s my first attempt at a collaboration between a group of old writing friends, with me taking point.  The story itself is a bit of a joy-ride, intended to be a fun escapist fantasy story where the heroes are constantly in action.  I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it!  Pick it up by clicking this link. Click here to read more!

A Much-Belated Status Update!

Greetings, friends and fans!

Hopefully you’re all looking forward to a restful and/or exciting Summer, depending on your flavor and your job’s amount of time off! It’s been a while since I’ve put out a website update, so I figured now is the best time to do so.

Projects and Patreon

First of all, I’ve cleaned up some of the site’s subordinate pages wherever possible, and added them where they were needed. The site still isn’t a work of art (I’m a writer, not a web designer), but it’s more serviceable for your reading pleasure. Click here to read more!

Jesse Pohlman at “Decisions 2016,” Adelphi University, 10/6/2016

Hey folks,

This is just a little bit late in going up – You know, a few weeks? But I realized I should be using this site more, and I should make sure this is posted here as well. Anyhow, this is me talking to an awesome crowd at the Adelphi University event entitled “Decisions 2016: Why your vote matters in all races.” It’s a wee bit long, about twenty minutes, but it’s well worth it.

The event was sponsored by the Adelphi History Department, specifically Dr. Cristina Zaccarini; she’s the awesome lady who introduced me. Also appearing at Decisions 2016: Marcus Henriques, Anthony Miller, and Jamie Diamond. Click here to read more!

Thoughts on the “Russians Manipulating Elections” theory!

I kind of want to offer some thoughts about the Trump-Russia-Wikileaks connection for a second. It’s a little complicated and a bit conspiratorial, but I think I have a handle on what’s going on and I would like some thoughts. Spoilers: It ain’t good for Donny.

First off, as annoyed as I am with Clinton about some of the Wikileaks revelations, the fact is that there’s nothing new that I’ve seen – and I spent a good while watching Jordan Chariton of TYT read through these illegal obtained e-mails. I don’t think they change anything, they only confirm that if (when) elected, Clinton will need to be held accountable to the kind of progressive congress we have an opportunity to build. Click here to read more!

A decade’s reflection.

August 29, 2006: My mother passes away after a thankfully short battle with Small-Cell Lung Cancer. She never got to see me publish an article on living with Asthma at an online magazine, a war she helped make sure I was properly treated to survive. She never got to see this website. She never got to see me start teaching children about America’s history. On August 29, 2016, I’m writing a sentimental piece because I don’t know what else to do.

I suspect that time has healed this wound. When I visited her grave today, where my grandmother was all-too-recently interred to rest with her husband who went there when I was young, I said my prayers with a level of acceptance that she is gone and that her pain is over. She struggled raising a child who was often sick, mildly learning-disabled, and occasionally prone to foolish decisions. She had a loving husband and a supportive family around me, which I’m constantly thankful for because there’s really too many people who unfortunately don’t have my luck in that area. When I was at the grave, I felt pain; my fiancee hugged me and I felt better. I visited her parents as well (They’re down the street a few rows at this cemetery), offered my well wishes, then went off. We went to a nearby Nathans; not the one my mom took me to when I was little, the one I would later take her to as we tried to convince her to eat in spite of her sickness, and while I felt tears well up when a song about childhood came on the radio I fought them back and felt alright. Click here to read more!

A Second Edition of Jesse Pohlman’s “Pillars of the Kingdom” Volume One, is now available for Kindle!

Greetings, travelers!

The other day, after months of work and many edits, I’ve decided that I had done a worthy job of revising my very first novel, the Sci-Fi/Fantasy thrilled Pillars of the Kingdom:  Volume One, “The Forming” (POTK1).  This revision was was originally intended as an after-a-decade effort, but family difficulties and career responsibilities held up its release until this week.  Nevertheless, with cover art that serves as a helpful map of the Kingdom of Emor and honors the original artwork by the talented Jennifer Souza, this book promises to be a much neater version of the first – or, at least, I promise you that it is! Click here to read more!

Song of the Sisters, Book One

About four years ago, in May of 2012, I made the last modification to an Epic Poem I was developing.  Because of an imminent shoulder surgery and other obligations, I never returned to work on it.  Today, I’m releasing the first chapter of it just as sort of a, “how does this sound to you, dear reader?” type of thing.

It’s very different than any of my previous work, or any of my work since for that matter, so check it out and let me know what you think!

Book One
Wherein the Sisters escape from the Tower. They are pursued,
but are unsure whether it is by friend or foe. They determine
how compromised the Tower they built is, and must decide
who they can trust with their vow to reclaim it. Click here to read more!

Protostar: An Automatic Apocalypse, available on Amazon’s Kindle!

Greetings, friends!

I know this is a bit overdue, but technical circumstances can be a pain.  At the start of December, and just in time for the Holiday season, I released the second novel of the Protostar series, An Automatic Apocalypse!   It is the direct sequel to my best-selling novel, Protostar:  Memoirs Of The Messenger, and besides being a kick-ass sci-fi story it also explores themes important to the human mind:  What is a “soul,” and can machines have them, too?  What makes for a “just” war, or a “just” imprisonment of someone who cannot remember her crimes? Click here to read more!

Artwork Partnership On Protostar With Artistic Chaos Studios!

Hello, friends, I’ve got exciting news!

As I gear up for my next novel release – my first in all too many years! – I’d like to announce that I’ve asked Artistic Chaos Studios, led by the amazingly talented Cecelia Ivy Price, to take the reins of the artwork for the sequel to my 2011 National Novel Writing Month project Protostar:  Memoirs Of The Messenger, aptly titled Protostar:  Automatic Apocalypse!

The next installment of the Protostar series, also written during National Novel Writing Month (2013, this time), is set two years after the first novel.  Captain Lahira Ocean, the star of our particular space opera, wakes up from a two-week coma to find she can barely remember how she got on board a medical station.  After being informed that she had been suddenly disconnected from her space ship’s computer during the Battle Of Gagarin, she is greeted by a high-level member of the Human government as well as an ambassador from the Automatons.  Her memories are crucial to solving an interspecies incident, but the more she remembers about the battle, the more damning evidence piles up. Click here to read more!

Website Redesign!

Hello, friends!

In anticipation of some articles and book announcements, I’ve decided to revamp my website a little bit.  Truth be told, it is sort of a step backwards in time as I’m using an older WordPress theme.  That said, I’ve nailed down most of the annoying “random text in here” and “ad placement across the entire site” issues.

Hopefully you’ll join me on Facebook or on Twitter, and let me know what you think of it!