Browsing Month October, 2014

Second Novel Moving Along

My second novel is moving along nicely. I have a good draft and now working slowly through the draft to tighten it up, make sure it is cohesive and so forth. The new book is a prequel of sorts to BAXTER'S FRIENDS. Although the book features Jerry Baxter and Hugh Ferguson as teenagers, they are not the main characters. The protagonist is another boyhood friend. I'm more...

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Lonesome Dove Storytelling at its Best

I've not kept up with commenting on the ten books that influenced me most, so here goes. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry impressed me as an example of storytelling at its best. Mr. McMurtry's book is a work of historical fiction, based upon true stories he heard as a youth in Texas. The fictitious cattle drive from Lonesome Dove to Montana is based upon an actual cattle more...

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