I seem to have worked through my month of inertia and am now charging full speed ahead on book projects.
This includes getting the out-of-print thriller, Dead Wrong, back into circulation as an ebook. I made a few edits to this manuscript, mostly to clean up the language. I allowed my inner bad guy free reign when I wrote the book, but now found myself cringing as I reread the story. In this edited version, Fat Ass Sammy Grick is the only one who is not muzzled. He’s just so darned bad.
I’m still reading a lot. That’s a habit I don’t want to break (unlike the Pandemic eating habit which has grown out of control–but that’s a subject for another day). My most recent read was a humdinger of a Civil War novel. I’ll admit, there are scenes that made me cry. But no spoilers here. The short review I’ve pasted online follows:
Dread Tribunal of Last Resort
By Brian Kaufman
Five Star Publishing, January 20, 2021
In April, 1861, Decker Brown returns from his Boston apprenticeship to Richmond, Virginia. He has high hopes and elaborate plans to go into business as a creator of illuminations. He also wants to marry the lovely Paula Crane and build a future with her in the South.
As we know all too well, a man’s plans can spiral out of control with the whims and wars of nature and human perversity. Even though raised in the South, Decker understands the Northern cause. Paula, on the other hand, does not see past her upbringing and her family loyalty. Time and war bring challenges and changes to both. This is a Civil War novel as well as an examination of the history of rockets and fireworks. Well-researched and well-written, Dread Tribunal of Last Resort is highly recommended.