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Charles Bins

Charles Bins, Writer, illustrator

Charles Bins is the author of Quirky Stories & Poems: Backwards, Forward & Upside Down published in the fall of 2023. The book is about many things – real and fictional accounts about growing up, pleasure and pain, good and evil, as well as quirky insights into human nature.  As a marketing PR pro, he wrote hundreds of articles for clients on topics spanning business, technology and consumer products. Early in his career, he was a syndicated entertainment columnist, interviewing celebrities such as Tom Hanks, Kenny Rogers and Patty Duke. He lives with his wife, Mary, two cats and a cockatoo in Leland, N.C. Learn more on his website.



 

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She moves into a trot, remembering dreams of fall when deer hunters come hiding snacks in tents and meat in plastic boxes.

The Snare

Charles Bins, Writer, illustrator
May 1, 2024
“When it’s time to testify, make sure you don’t say too much. Get it?”

Silent Witness

Charles Bins, Writer, illustrator
April 1, 2024
Every Wednesday, Ken Nottingham bought a lottery ticket after he dropped off his wife downtown and played the same mix of family birthdates on the Pick 6.

Winning Lottery Ticket

Charles Bins, Writer, illustrator
March 1, 2024
Its Barbie and Ken!

Barbie & Ken and Ted’s Great Adventure

Charles Bins, Writer, illustrator
February 1, 2024
Image: Cape Fear Chordsmen – :  A barbershop quartet from the Cape Fear Chordsmen will serenade your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, but you must book early to ensure a spot. Prices start at $50.

Killer Valentine’s Day Ideas for Guys

Charles Bins, Writer, illustrator
January 16, 2024
Happy New Year

Happy New Year from Berlin

Charles Bins, Writer, illustrator
January 9, 2024
My youngest brother, Michael (age 8 at the time),  remembers awakening at 6 a.m., to the sound of a large fan next to his bed.  The fan was drying the plaster angels, carefully painted emerald and gold.

Best Christmas Ever

Charles Bins, Writer, illustrator
November 30, 2023
Veronica, a Harvard M.B.A., helped manage the business and could soothe agitated clients with a wet bar and her velvety charm.

Sideways

Charles Bins, Writer, illustrator
October 31, 2023
Frederick Douglass was a fiery orator, and as a young man, a striking figure, yet Dr. Lawson noted that most depictions tend to show him as an older man. 
Credit: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired through the generosity of an anonymous donor.

Portrait of Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)

Charles Bins, Writer, illustrator
October 1, 2023
Manhattan 9/11: 6 Miles from Ground Zero

Manhattan 9/11: 6 Miles from Ground Zero

Charles Bins, Writer, illustrator
August 31, 2023
 “Sound of Freedom” (PG-13) has become the sleeper hit of the summer. (Angel Studios)

“Sound of Freedom”

Charles Bins, Writer, illustrator
August 31, 2023
Penelope loved pea soup (and it would never stay in her cup very long).

Pea Soup, Anyone?

Charles Bins, Writer, illustrator
July 31, 2023
A guard stands at attention at a royal procession.

It Would Only Take a Second

Charles Bins, Writer, illustrator
June 2, 2023
Monk-Family Spring Break

Family Spring Break, Anyone?

Charles Bins, Writer, illustrator
March 1, 2023
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