In the November 2020 election, Americans are going to decide whether the US will continue to operate as the big clumsy democracy that it’s been for the past 200 years, or whether it will collapse into a dictatorship that’s patrolled by armed vigilantes. Which future sounds better to you? I know the one I want.
There are six-and-a-half million registered American voters living outside the US. In 2016, only about one million of us voted. With key states neck-and-neck – the margin of victory in Wisconsin was only eleven thousand votes — we can make a serious difference.
Overseas voters need to request an absentee ballot for every election. There’s a simple way to do that, and to register if you’re not currently registered. Go to www.VoteFromAbroad.org, fill in the form, sign it and send it to your local Board of Elections in the US. Send the form by email and ask for a confirmation that it has arrived.
Do this now. We’re all going to be bitterly sorry if we don’t.
On the personal side, samples of my writing are posted here – some previously published, some unpublished. Please contact me at email@example.com if you would like to see the full texts or additional material.
- Blog: On Writing – quotes from writers, usually about the writing life.
- Editor / Writing Coach – If you’re working to lift the quality of your fiction, memoir,or creative non-fiction, I may be able to help.
- Novels – Summaries and excerpts from my two crime novellas (one shortlisted for the 2016 Penny Dreadful Novella Prize) and an historical novel.
- Stories and Memoir – previously published in literary journals.
- Ireland – short pieces about Irish personalities and events. My novels Pool of Darkness and The Cursing Stone are also set in Ireland.
- Radio – recordings of my broadcast pieces on RTE Lyric FM and interviews on Ocean FM.
Thank you for looking into my work,
Tom Sigafoos, Co Donegal, Ireland — firstname.lastname@example.org