Work and Publications

THE THREADS THAT BIND

Non-Fiction, Memoire, 2019

From the 1950s French evacuation of Vietnam and the Mercury program in the early 60s, the strands of this story stretch across log cabins, vineyards and beaches, family, and the kindnesses of friends and strangers, all the while weaving in cultural milestones such as the Hubble Space Telescope, 9/11, and game-changing hurricanes. A great little biopic about cross-generational threads.

  • ISBN (hardcover, imagewrap): 9780464668534
  • ISBN (hardcover, dust jacket): 9780464668541
  • ISBN (paperback): 9780464668527
  • PRINTER: Blurb Press
  • AVAILABILITY: Publication Pending
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A FRENCHMAN’S DUTY

Non-Fiction, History, 2018

Sometimes gritty and graphic, sometimes humorous and insightful, “A Frenchman’s Duty” chronicles Arthur’s four-years as a French foot soldier and cook on the Western Front during World War I. Transcribed and translated from Arthur’s hand-scripted journal, then annotated with historic context and 100 years of perspective, this book is a must read for anyone wishing to truly understand the “war to end all wars.”

  • ISBN (hardcover, imagewrap):9780464757993
  • ISBN (hardcover, dust jacket):9780464757986
  • ISBN (paperback):9780464757979
  • PRINTER: Blurb Press
  • AVAILABILITY: Blurb, Amazon, Kindle
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GREAT NATIONS DARE TO EXPLORE

Non-Fiction, History

Boldly illustrated with graphics from a NASA traveling exhibit of the same name, this book presents convincing evidence that humans are destined to continue to explore. A must read for any space enthusiast, history buff, military strategist, or aspiring corporate CEO. The book is currently in legal review with NASA.

  • ISBN: TBD
  • PRINTER: Blurb Press
  • AVAILABILITY: Not Yet Released
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FOLLOWERSHIP: THE MANUAL

Non-Fiction, Business, 2016

I’m a “follower,” but not just any subordinate. I’m THE follower, that really, really good deputy, “his right arm man,” or “best Girl Friday ever.” Mostly, I’m invisible but things just seem to succeed around me. Great followers and followership have been around from the beginning but overshadowed by leadership’s rewards and the charisma of leaders. During all that time, however, followers have noted, tested, and refined truisms by carefully studying the leaders they chose to follow. Perhaps the first of its kind, this book collects those tenets and wraps them up in a practical pocket-sized manual.

  • ISBN (hardcover): 978-1-36-751503-1
  • ISBN (paperback): 978-1-36-747069-9
  • ISBN, 3RD EDITION (digital): TBD
  • PRINTER: Blurb Press
  • AVAILABILITY (physical): Amazon.com, hard cover & paperback
  • AVAILABILITY (digital): Kindle
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FLATCREEK TALES: CITIZENS

Fiction, Children’s, 2014

A collection of fables and short stories, “Flatcreek Tales” is a three-volume, read-out-loud children’s bedtime storybook series, written partially for grown-ups who temporarily misplace their perspective in the day’s grind and partially as a calm oasis in a child’s otherwise chaotic world. Roland, known by the farm’s animal residents and citizens as The Man, and his wife, the Lady of Flatcreek, Rosemary, tend the farm and its surrounding woods. Here ten-year-old Pitou and his sister Mary Frances find adventure, and learn a few life-lessons along the way.

  • ISBN (hardcover): 978-1-32-088076-3
  • PRINTER: Blurb Press
  • AVAILABILITY: Amazon.com, Kindle
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FLATCREEK TALES: LIVE OAKS

Fiction, Children’s, 2014

A collection of fables and short stories, “Flatcreek Tales” is a three-volume, read-out-loud children’s bedtime storybook series, written partially for grown-ups who temporarily misplace their perspective in the day’s grind and partially as a calm oasis in a child’s otherwise chaotic world. Roland, known by the farm’s animal residents and citizens as The Man, and his wife, the Lady of Flatcreek, Rosemary, tend the farm and its surrounding woods. Here ten-year-old Pitou and his sister Mary Frances find adventure, and learn a few life-lessons along the way.

  • ISBN (hardcover): 978-1-32-088205-7
  • PRINTER: Blurb Press
  • AVAILABILITY: Amazon.com, Kindle
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FLATCREEK TALES: LEGACIES

Fiction, Children’s, 2014

A collection of fables and short stories, “Flatcreek Tales” is a three-volume, read-out-loud children’s bedtime storybook series, written partially for grown-ups who temporarily misplace their perspective in the day’s grind and partially as a calm oasis in a child’s otherwise chaotic world. Roland, known by the farm’s animal residents and citizens as The Man, and his wife, the Lady of Flatcreek, Rosemary, tend the farm and its surrounding woods. Here ten-year-old Pitou and his sister Mary Frances find adventure, and learn a few life-lessons along the way.

  • ISBN (hardcover): 978-1-32-088206-4
  • PRINTER: Blurb Press
  • AVAILABILITY: Amazon.com, Kindle
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THIS AND THAT

Short Stories, Poems, Illustrations, 2010

J. Michael Dumoulin’s introspective poems, illustrations and short stories — some fanciful and some biographical — are an eclectic and often humorous mix of cross-generational observations both provincial and galactic.

  • ISBN (2nd Edition): TBD
  • PRINTER: Blurb Press
  • AVAILABILITY: Blurb Online Book Store
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CHICAGO RIVER SERIES BOX SET

13 Limited Edition prints, 2019

Architectural and iconic images taken along the Chicago River, this series illustrates the color, texture, and character of downtown in Illinois’ Windy City. Each 14″x14″ deckled edge cut piece is printed on archival-quality paper and comes individually wrapped in a clear acid-free sleeve. Shipping included (within the U.S.) with purchase of box set.

  • EDITIONS: Signed and numbered, one of 24
  • PRICES: available as a box set of 13 of 15 prints selected by J. Michael ($1200) or all 15 ($1400). Images also sold separately as available ($140).
  • PUBLISHED: Flatcreek Studios and Labrynth, 2019
  • AVAILABILITY: sold and shipped by J. Michael Dumoulin
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WESTERN SERIES BOX SET

Seven Limited Edition prints, 2019

Landscapes from New Mexico, Arizona, California, and Wyoming, this series captures the pastoral and natural beauty of the American West. Each 14″x11″ deckled edge cut piece is printed on archival-quality paper and comes individually wrapped in a clear acid-free sleeve. Shipping included (within the U.S.) with purchase of box set.

  • EDITIONS: Signed and numbered, one of 24
  • PRICES: available as a box set of seven of eight prints selected by J. Michael ($500) or all eight ($600). Images also sold separately as available ($120).
  • PUBLISHED: Flatcreek Studios and Labrynth, 2019
  • AVAILABILITY: sold and shipped by J. Michael Dumoulin
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COLLABORATIONS & COMMENTS

The benefits of asking for opinions and impressions of both of the following books, especially from strangers and friends who have no reason to hold back candid (but courteous!) suggestions, are obvious. My gratitude, however, is not so obvious, so please let me make it clear: thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, in advance for helping me make such otherwise dry non-fiction prose more interesting, entertaining, clear, and relevant. I look forward to your insight.

Use the following form to review and collaborate on either “The Threads That Bind” or “A Frenchman’s Duty” …

SOME OF THE AUTHOR’S OTHER PUBLISHED WORK & PROJECTS

  • The Falcon Flyer, U.S. Air Force Academy (executive editor, 1979-83)
  • Space Science; Space Exploration (NASA traveling exhibit, 1990-1992)
  • Why America Explores Space (NASA traveling exhibit, 1992-1993)
  • NASA Enterprises (NASA traveling exhibit, 1994-1995)
  • Space Station Freedom (NASA mobile exhibit, 1994-1996)
  • International Space Station (NASA mobile exhibit, 1996-2000)
  • Starship 2040 (NASA mobile exhibit, 2001-2004)
  • Space Laboratories – NASA traveling museum exhibit (2004)
  • Great Nations Dare – NASA traveling museum exhibit (2005 – present)
  • Conquering LEO – NASA traveling museum exhibit (2008 – present)
  • Equations – exhibit at the INFINITY Science Center (2014 – present)
  • Carnivorous Plants – exhibit at the INFINITY Science Center (2016 – present)