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            Welcome to The Back Road Café


Seattle, WashingtonThe Back Road Café is for people who like to write and like to read. In cafés around the world individuals sit over coffee thinking, reading, writing and watching the day go by. Groups of people converse, debate, laugh and set the world to rights. The Back Road Café is a place where people can think, write and converse.

This virtual café is where I share some of my own thoughts and work. Café Talk is my personal blog. Books is where you can find descriptions of books I and others have published. In Nonfiction and Fiction I will include a wide range of my and other people's writing.

The Back Road Café is not, however, just for me. In The Back Road Journal you are invited to submit your own work to share with others. If you are interested click Guidelines in The Back Road Journal to your left. Or, if you have a blog you would like to link to this site let me know in Contact in the main menu. In Back Road Blogs there are pictures and descriptions of other bloggers and their links. The site also features regular postings you will find in the Left Sidebar.

On Tuesday of each week I will post new material so read What's New below to see what the week offers.

Dale Rominger  

                                 What's New



Dale Rominger

I started The Back Road Café website several years ago. At its height it was getting about 25,000 visits a month from some 30 countries. Writers from Jamaica, US, UK, Burundi, Italy, Poland, Orkney, Russia, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Malaysia, Australia, Sweden, Italy sent in short stories, poems, reflections, articles, and essays. Of course, I contributed regularly as well.

Unfortunately, the site is feeling tired and just a little bit old. It needs to be updated so that it is easily read on mobile devices and there should be share buttons all over the place.

For that reason, I'm slowing everything down while I make the upgrades. I've left some of the best writing on the site, so have a look around. And I will continue to ocassionally post on my blog, Café Talk.

While the Café is closed for refurbishment, I want to thanks all the writers who posted on the site and all our visitors. Thanks!!




Seattle, Washington