While waiting patiently for my first book to become available, I was working on a second. That book will now become my third as I have to put it on the shelf because the content of it hits too close to home. So I am going into the trove of my past once again. Fifteen years ago and more, my daughter was taken from me. To keep my sanity, I began to write books. I now have a small library of completed but not yet finished books. So, I am brushing off a book that is a novelized and mostly fictional story about my first days in Fairbanks, in 1973. I have created a fictional story based on a true tragic event and the characters of the book play out their roles with the personalities of people I knew in those days. The events of the book are mostly fictional. Fictional events played out by personalities I knew from the past. I am going to publish this book on my own with the help of two people from the tri-cities. For now we will call those people Eldon and Frank. Eldon created this web site for me and Frank edited my first book, “Black Witch” I am going to compare the publishing processes of the two books to see what works best for me. My first book is being published by Authorhouse. Please understand that I am paying them to do so.
My second book should be out in about four months. It is a flying story about an airline I worked with in those days, the pipeline days. Those days, when I was twenty-three are about a latter day boom town. They are a lot about three women who prey on the mind of the main protagonists of this book. My alter ego from those days. The flying parts of this book called “Slaughterhouse Beach” will be interesting, I hope, to any pilot anywhere. The men I flew with in those days have my respect in a way that very few people I have met since have ever approached. If I can accomplish one small thing in this book, then I will succeed. If I can get the reader to respect those men, given all their flaws, in the way that I do, then I will succeed.
I mentioned above that my next book, now to be my third book hits too close to home. In the coming days I want to broach the subject of the new marijuana culture. The name of this book is “My time with May Jane.” Again, this book is written around a tragic true story, a fictional book peopled with the characters of personalities that I have known. When I have finished “Slaughterhouse Beach”, sometime in March, I will take up where I left off with “Mary Jane” and invite anyone to join into the debate and the writing of this book that you can follow on this blog if you choose. Hope to see you later.