“Maley’s descriptions of the difficulties faced by a young boy on the run in strange surroundings, as well as his well-researched political context, make the book a compelling and thought-provoking read.”– G. Ganong


Maley wrote a screenplay set in “bleeding Kansas” of the 1850s. Afterwards, his readers all asked to know more about one of the minor characters, a runaway slave boy. More research followed and the work morphed into a novel for middle grades and young adults with themes of literacy, freedom and duty.

Maley has produced four short comedy films. Coincidentally, people are starting to ask him to do eulogies.

Maley is a confirmed flatlander. He and his wife live in Oklahoma. When he has his dobber down, he likes to spend time up home in the Flint Hills of Kansas, which helped inspire the story Three Links Of Chain.

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“The Wright Brothers,” by David McCullough

Book club, popular history…McCullough covers the important events in the lives of the singular Wright Brothers of Dayton, Ohio. Lots of things I knew, many I didn’t, and some that are understood with the context McCullough provides. McCullough is a treasure himself, actually I suppose he probably has a team of writer/researchers to assist him, he’s just solid when it […]

Al Campo, erstwhile swab

I met author Al Campo in the drag pits of a cockfight in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. He was up to his clavicles in a bucket of crawfish and took a breather from sucking heads and agreed to answer some of my questions.

So, Al Campo, if that’s your real name, you published a book. Here’s your chance to hit a […]

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