Author Shares Life Stories To Bring Readers Joy

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Richard W. Block releases new book of short stories, ‘Life as I Lived It’

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I want my book to be appreciated and help people enjoy life a little more and help them realize that (they) are capable of bettering their lives if they so choose.

Growing up and spending his life in a small river town in the Midwest, author Richard W. Block decided he wanted to share his true experiences with other people, utilizing wit and common sense in the process. His new book, “Life as I Lived It: Small Town Country Living” (published by iUniverse), fulfills his wish to lighten readers’ spirits.

“The book’s goal is to bring a smile to the face of its readers and make them want to read more,” Block says. “I want my book to be appreciated and help people enjoy life a little more and help them realize that (they) are capable of bettering their lives if they so choose.”

From learning to hunt to reminiscing on youth and small town living, Block provides readers with humorous tales through which they can learn a lesson or find a little bit of joy. By including so many different topics, Block hopes readers of all ages and lifestyles can find something that appeals to them.

Block was inspired to write short stories about his experiences throughout life so other people could relate to or learn from them. “It only took me 10 years to make it happen,” he says. “I would write in spurts and not steady, leaving gaps of years sometimes. It seems to be more like an autobiography at times rather than a book of short stories.”

“Life as I Lived It”
By Richard W. Block
Softcover | 5 x 8in | 422 pages | ISBN 9781491787762
E-Book | 422 pages | ISBN 9781491787779
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Richard W. Block is an Eagle Scout, who has been involved in Boy Scouts for 50 years. He is an avid sportsman, an instructor for the Department of Wildlife, a fourth-degree knight in Knights of Columbus, and a National Rifle Association life member and certified instructor. He works with West Point Cadets of Indiana. This is his first book.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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