The “Been There, Going Again” Blog Tour – @StephenGeez – #RRBC –

Welcome to the “BEEN THERE, GOING AGAIN” Blog Tour!


Been There Noted That by Stephen Geez


Been There, Noted That features 54 personal-experience essays by novelist Stephen Geez. Written from 1994 to 2010, all are based on true experiences, observations, and opinions. Each features original artwork or photography by contributor-members of Fresh Ink Group, including many fan favorites.

The majority of the essays and the full-color versions of their images have appeared at Some were published elsewhere—often in varying versions—including magazines, newspapers, journals, other websites, and a Chicken Soup book. Many of these essays and their art are have never been posted, appearing in this anthology for the first time. Some of the images used in earlier editions have been replaced with new ones for this 2018 re-issue and the new first-time hardcover edition. All 54 essays have been assembled in response to loyal readers asking for a collection in book form.

Some essay topics may well resonate with you more than others. Some likely will remind you of people who might appreciate your thinking of them as you pass along these sentiments. Three essays convey direct messages you could bookmark and share: appreciation for friendship, birthday wishes, and graduation congratulations. Four offer remembrance, tributes to people Geez has lost, a way to share our search for meaning as we grieve.

If you enjoy this collection, please visit the website and refer your friends and family. Look for the latest material and encores of older classics at the site. Discover Geez novels, heartfelt tales in a variety of genres, all crafted to make us think. Share your thoughts on these essays and other Geez projects via the Contact form through the site. Learn more about Fresh Ink Group’s writers, artists, photographers, experts, and more books at Authors can find information and support at and

These narratives range from cautionary tales to poignant pokes at our uniquely human foibles, but all offer chances to celebrate who we are and how much we mean to each other.




-Grand prize:  (1) $25 Amazon gift card

-Each day, 1 hardcover edition of  “BEEN THERE, NOTED THAT”

(To be eligible to win, please leave a comment at any stop along the tour!)



Saturday, 4/7/18

Shirley Harris-Slaughter

Sunday, 4/8/18

Kester Finley

Monday, 4/9/18

Ron Yates

Tuesday, 4/10/18

Wendy Scott

Wednesday, 4/11/18

D. L. Finn

Thursday, 4/12/18

Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko

Friday, 4/13/18

Nicholas Rossis


About the Author:

Writer, editor, publisher, TV producer, music composer, entrepreneur and more, Stephen Geez has long honed a keen eye for the foibles of human nature. His writing since taking undergrad and grad degrees at Michigan includes novels and short stories in various genres from literary to mystical adventure, non-fiction covering academic to how-to, commercial arts spanning corporate training to consumer advertising, and web-based content including the collections at and Easing gingerly into his second half-century, he can’t hop, skip, or jump like the old days, but he never stops noticing and taking notes.

Contact Via…

Twitter:  @StephenGeez


13 thoughts on “The “Been There, Going Again” Blog Tour – @StephenGeez – #RRBC –

  1. Gracie Bradford April 10, 2018 — 4:22 pm

    I haven’t heard the word “attaboy” since I moved from Louisiana. It brought back fond memories of “real” people. Still smiling.


  2. I’ll be getting into short stories pretty soon. This looks like a place to start reading short stories. Interesting in looking at this book, Stephen.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Greetings, Patricia! These are personal-experience essays, first-person narratives recounting experiences and commenting on them. My first ever book of short stories (fiction) will be out in a few months. I expect it to show quite a variety of different short-fiction styles. Thanks for the visit and comment!


  3. Congratulations Stephen! The title drew me in and now I must follow up. Fantastic!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Then my work is done! Oh wait, my work is never done. Thanks, Gwen. I hope you’re having a fine springtime!


  4. Huge congratulations, Stephen. This is such an exciting time. I too love the title! “Been There, Going Again” opens up such a wealth of possibilities. Bravo!

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Have an awesome blog tour, Stephen! I love the title already, can’t wait to add it to my TBR list. Cheers to your continued success! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shirley Harris-Slaughter April 7, 2018 — 8:16 pm

      Kester, I thought the title was quite catchy myself.

      Liked by 1 person

    2. And back your way. Thanks for the encouragement and support. I’m looking your way, too.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Shirley Harris-Slaughter April 7, 2018 — 1:32 pm

    Today is the first day of Stephen’s tour. Please be sure to click on the link above to stop by.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Best wishes with your blog tour, Stephen. I’ve read and enjoyed quite a few of your stories.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks, Shirley & Wendy! I’m all a-tingle!


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