Author: Wendel Sloan
ISBN 978-1-951985-25-7 (softcover);
"Kill a Moose for Jesus" contains 100 three-minute essays ranging from absurd humor to political and religious satire to heartbreaking and inspiring profiles of everyday people.
"There is a flint-like integrity that shines through every one of these stories, revealing the essential nature of this brilliant satirical writer."—Len Leatherwood
“Savor the wit and wisdom of Wendel Sloan in this cornucopia of essays served up with classic satire, pithy insight and deep reflection. His slice-of-life vignettes in 'Kill a Moose for Jesus' sometimes bite with the truth so many fail to see or choose to ignore. His one-liners throughout the text are simple but profound, causing the reader to chuckle one second and then pause and ponder everything from birth to death and life itself.”—Kathleen M Rodgers, award-winning author
“Wendel Sloan’s essays are funny, aerobic and touching. He makes even the toughest grouch crack a grin.”—Robert Patrick, Broadway playwright ("Kennedy’s Children")
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Wendel Sloan, who now lives in Dallas, is the retired Director of Media Relations for Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. He also wrote a weekly column for "The Amarillo Daily News" and "The Eastern New Mexico News"--the genesis for the essays.
He has won numerous state, regional and national awards from press and higher education organizations.
In 2019, Sloan won national awards for humorous columns and feature writing from the National Federation of Press Women—his fourth and fifth national awards from the organization.
He is a sports fanatic and at times has played football, basketball, baseball, soccer, rugby, tennis, racquetball. pickleball, volleyball, washers, cornhole, tetherball, kickball, doge-ball, badminton, croquet, golfed, ran the 50-yard, 100-yard, 200-yard, quarter-mile, mile and pole-vaulted in track and field and bowled.
The youngest of six children (30 minutes younger than his twin sister), Sloan was born in Midland in West Texas and raised in Mt. Vernon (hometown of the late Dallas Cowboys quarterback Don Meredith) in East Texas.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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