Clinton, South Carolina, Thursday, November 5, 2015, 10:34 a.m.
No overarching topic exists for me to write about this morning. No. One exists. It just eludes me.
This is as it has been for several days. Oh, I’ve been writing. The current crisis in the Third World kingdom, Nascaria, led to several unexpected assignments in the free-lance realm.
Then, of course, was that post-baseball onset of weeknight games from the Mid-American Conference, and no one misses those. Did you know Toledo lost?
So much is going on that it’s easy to be bogged down.
My next novel, Forgive Us Our Trespasses, a crime thriller, is up for publication at KindleScout, where Crazy of Natural Causes was e-published. I’d like for you to consider it, and, if you like it, click “nominate” and that will help demonstrate to Amazon popular support for my next novel. If Forgive Us Our Trespasses is published, you will receive a free download.
I’m writing a fifth, Cowboys Come Home, a modern western about a pair of Texans coming home from World War II.
Crazy of Natural Causes sold well during October, when it was promoted by Amazon and sale-priced at $1.99. Now that it’s back to an exorbitant $3.49, you can still buy it and I will make slightly more from your purchase.
Though I’ve never fully understood why, this is what is probably called “a housekeeping blog.” When I’m at some gathering, and the speaker says, “But, first, a few housekeeping items,” I always expect to hear vacuum cleaners switching on.
By now, many of you have read at least one of my novels. More have read Crazy of Natural Causes than the two that preceded it. I want you to feel so entertained by my fiction that you just can’t pass up the chance to read the rest of it.
Here is a brief description of each:
- The Audacity of Dope (2011): A pot-smoking songwriter, Riley Mansfield, reluctantly becomes a national hero and doesn’t much like it. Powerful forces want to make sure Riley doesn’t know the whole story.
- The Intangibles (2013): A Southern town and its high school football team try to deal with integration, bigotry, and corruption, circa 1968. Blacks and whites stand together and apart.
Crazy of Natural Causes (2015): A good cop takes on a ruthless prosecutor with political ambitions. The solicitor, Denny Frawley, is headed to the governorship if he can offset an alcoholic wife, conniving mistress, and drug-dealing twins. Hal Kinley doesn’t just want to stop Frawley. He also wants to save his son.
For many years, I wrote non-fiction books, most about NASCAR, which was mostly a different sport then. You can find those books here.