Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Reading, Writing & Publishing ~

* Alexander M Zoltai ~ “About This Blog”


I created this Blog to help you explore Reading, Writing, and Publishing. :-)

Be sure to check out the Subject Index Links in the left side-bar to find groups of related articles…

I’ve published a novel, Notes from An Alien
get a free copy )

And, the title of that novel was perfect for this blog, since I’ve felt like I’m from SomeWhereElse for most of my life…

I’ve also published an e-book of Strange Fantasies for 99 cents; but, you can read all those stories, Free, here on the blog. :-)

I also have 95 short Tales you can read for free, right here —> Friday Story Bazaar

~ And, there’s my poetry book —> a free download.
Plus, here are more books that are free to download
And, a little Virtual Fable  :-)

Here’s my Bio…

If you want to exchange private comments about the blog,
send me an email at amzolt [at] gmail [dot] com

OR >>> Send Me a short Voice Message :-)

38 responses to “* Alexander M Zoltai ~ “About This Blog”

  1. postadaychallenge2011 February 5, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Alexander I shared your book on facebook. Here is my link:!/TRUTHSEEKER1966 New

    Jackie Paulson


    • Alexander M Zoltai February 5, 2011 at 6:37 pm


      Thank you, so much, for that!!!

      I’ve sent you a friend-request on FB but it’s from my “co-author”, Sena Quaren :-)


  2. Selena March 4, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Alexander! I finally made it over to visit your site after seeing your comments at “Soldiering……”. How lovely!


    • Alexander M Zoltai March 4, 2011 at 3:58 am

      Thank you, Selena, for your well-received words :-)


  3. jmcmurray March 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I found your site from Haley Whitehall’s site. I really like the information and opinions that you impart here. One of the things that makes writing so liberating is the ability to let the many sides of ourselves out. I really love the interviews that you do. I am going to check out “Notes from an Alien” soon.


    • Alexander M Zoltai March 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm

      I’m very glad you like the interviews, as some of my regulars don’t :-)

      I hope to see your feedback and comments in the posts…

      And, I agree about writing letting us explore and show our many sides.


  4. tsonoda148 May 13, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Happy to meet you Alexander! “…writing letting us explore and show our many sides.” This resonates with me on so many levels as I have only discovered my passion for writing in this, my 57th year. I was unemployed since late 2009 and just about to hang myself when a friend suggested I read her blog. Without the boring details, my life changed from that very moment. I have found a way to get things out and express myself as never before. Why didn’t I think of this before? I have always kept journals, but intermittently and written only superficially within. On the surface, I enjoy humor, but have a very “fiction” side to me. So there it is. That’s why I’m here. I believe this is a good place to make acquaintances with other writing lovers and to learn. Thanks for sharing!


    • Alexander M Zoltai May 13, 2011 at 10:04 pm


      I wrote little bits until I hit 42. A brief poetry phase happened then I went dark till I was about 63. Now, I’ll be writing till I die :-)

      I recommend you read all the Author Interviews on this blog—many different and enlightening views


      • Barbara Blackcinder December 14, 2011 at 2:54 am

        yaay, never too late


  5. penpusherpen July 12, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    HI Alexander, many thanks for dropping by and commenting on Gils story. I have noticed you on Once’s blog, but hesitated to drop by as your conversations were so involved and deep, that it left me floundering a bit… Totally unsure, therefore backing off slightly, I wonder sometimes about my ability to understand complex ideas.. .
    Strange you should use the word Alien. I’ve felt this way for most of my life, :-D … almost one step out of sync with everything. (or almost everything) and whereas a young child I felt I was older than my years and more sure of myself, I now feel getting older I find myself somehow feeling younger and more…unsure of myself. Terrible state to find oneself in, truly. …. Many, many thanks for your comment and compliment. xPenx


    • Alexander M Zoltai July 12, 2011 at 4:45 pm


      We share feeling like an alien and feeling old and sure when young and young and unsure when older

      Wonderful!!! :-)


  6. Barbara Blackcinder December 10, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I’ve just read PlanIt. I’m still not sure whether I was reading a piece of prose, a poem, or most likely, a mixture of the two. Not that it matters either way, it was interesting and enjoyable from end to end. It’s amazing, whatever form of literature it may be claimed under. :-) Thank You again.


    • Alexander M Zoltai December 10, 2011 at 3:57 pm

      Dear Barbara,

      PlanIt is as hard to classify as Notes from An Alien

      It’s a Virtual Fable Maybe :-)


  7. Barbara Blackcinder December 14, 2011 at 2:56 am

    Which means it’s virtually true also???


    • Alexander M Zoltai December 14, 2011 at 4:35 am

      Yes, Barbara, virtually


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  9. Barbara Blackcinder March 19, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Alex, your blog is the bottom end of the funnel that I use to find everything to do with writing. After a little squeezing the world opens up before me. May it always be full and never clog.


    • Alexander M Zoltai March 19, 2012 at 5:49 pm

      Whoot !!

      Never been the bottom end of a funnel, Barb :-)

      But I can handle that my blog may be that

      This is High Praise you offer me and definitely gives me a surge of commitment to maintain my bottom end :-)

      Thanks, So Much, Barb.


  10. Barbara Blackcinder March 19, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I’m embarrassed to be talking about your bottom. haha


    • Alexander M Zoltai March 19, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      Everything’s cool ’cause it’s actually my blog’s bottom :-)


  11. Barbara Blackcinder March 30, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Just wanted to reiterrate that I think you are an excellant editor. Each comment you made to “A Tretise On Ghosts) was clear and understandable. Besides learning from them while correcting the mistakes I had made, I understood why they were mistakes and easily corrected them each. Thank You very much. Barbara


    • Alexander M Zoltai March 30, 2012 at 1:26 am

      So glad it helped, Barb :-)

      Hey, folks, go read Barbara’s story


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  14. Barbara Blackcinder November 13, 2012 at 5:51 pm


    I am now, but I write of the future
    While I write, now becomes the past
    I must write faster, or the past will catch me
    And my writing will become the present
    Rather than the future.
    So I must jump ahead five hundred years
    So that I can stay ahead, at least in my thoughts
    But even as I think ahead, my mind is in the present
    So alas, I am currently a writer, and an author in the future
    I am Alex. I travel time through my thoughts and actions.

    Barbara Blackcinder


    • Alexander M Zoltai November 13, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Woah, Barb—how cool is that :-)

      BTW, Thanks


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  18. tribalmysticstories October 24, 2014 at 3:03 am

    Thank you Alex. I made a new friend – “the Alien”. I am enjoying reading here.


    • Alexander M Zoltai October 24, 2014 at 3:06 am

      You’re Very Welcome :-)

      Grab all the free books, too…


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  21. Travel blogger / Nomadic Adventurer August 25, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    You have a great site and I will follow your journey. :-)


    • Alexander M Zoltai August 25, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      Thank you for that encouraging comment & for your perceptiveness that this blog is a “Journey” :-)

      Liked by 1 person

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