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Author: Chuck Storla

If you like to read this is the deal for you.

  I have considered trying Kindle Unlimited in the past but finally bit when I saw this promotion. $2 per month for three months is a deal I could not pass up. Amazon claims that they have more than a million1)Use Dr. Evil voice here for effect books available so I doubt I will get through them all during the three-month special offer but it is worth a try. If you do not know where to start, might I suggest  Zen and the Art of Christmas Letters?   Note: this…

Zen Goes International

  Zen and the Art of Christmas Letters has gone international. Both the softcover (paperback) and ebook (Kindle) versions are available in Canada ( and the UK ( I am also happy to report that there has already been activity in the UK through the Kindle Unlimited program. Note: I am not responsible for any upset to the trade balance between our respective countries.

We’re in the Paper

Today a story ran in the Daily Republic newspaper and online covering the release of my book. For those of you just joining us, this is my hometown paper in Mitchell, South Dakota. I know it does not have the reach of a larger paper, but I am proud to have this mention in the paper I used to deliver. For you trivia buffs, I had a paper route for several years and delivered copies of the Daily Republic to customers on West 11th and 12th streets.

What’s Next?

Now that “Zen and the Art of Christmas Letters” is out in the wild, I am looking for my next literary adventure. If you have any suggestions for me, post them here or on my facebook page. This is your chance to influence the future. Speaking of Zen, it has begun to sell and the initial reviews are good. I would like to see more of both and hope I get my wish this Christmas. If you don’t have a copy, head over to Amazon and get one now.

Just In Time For The Holidays

This is an exciting day. My latest book is now available through Strictly speaking, it is my first and only book, but that also makes it my latest. It is available on Kindle now. Within a week it will also be available in paperback. It will make a great stocking stuffer for everyone you know. Except me, of course. I already have a copy. This book is a bit seasonal so help me by spreading the word for this Christmas season. Although the title is specific to Christmas, there…

Zen and the Art of the Christmas Letter

We are finally there. In just a few weeks, the eagerly anticipated* book, “Zen and the Art of the Christmas Letter” will arrive. I am sending out a handful of copies to lucky individuals who will provide some last-minute feedback. In the meantime, here are a few comments from early reviewers. EARLY REVIEWS for  “Zen and the Art of the Christmas Letter” “This is a book that I wish I could have written. It captures the spirit of Christmas much better than I managed.” – Charles Dickens “I envy the…

My Complete Title

Although I came to the “Game of Thrones” scene late, a quick summer of binge-watching got me up to speed. It was at that point that I decided that it would be appropriate to have my own list of titles for one of my underlings to rattle off as I enter the hall. As a result, from this point forward you shall refer to me in the following manner… Charles Storla of the House Storla, the Second of His Name, The Sunburnt, Duke of Earl, the Average and the First Mean, King of Vinland,…

Recent Reading

Books and other material worth picking up.   The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood Feb, 2017 Until this month I had never read “The Handmaid’s Tale”. My daughter left her copy at home and I picked it up to have something to read. I had also seen the trailer for an upcoming HULU movie based on the book and wanted to read the book before seeing their version. Having read several of the old classics (“1984”, “Brave New World”, “Fahrenheit 451”, …)and at least one of the YA updates (“The Hunger Games”,…

Laugh and the World Laughs With You.

Cry and you are just a pain in the butt to be around. This website ( is primarily for me to post opinions, rants and miscellaneous essays that will make the world a better place.1)They will make the world a better place at a minimum by allowing me to vent about annoyances and then calm down. I also occasionally update two sites that exist just so that I can give a chuckle to two or three of my friends.2)Two or three friends also describes the total readership of said sites. The…