Technical update

Windows Live Writer is still down for the count. Or maybe I am. It’s hard to tell from where I sit. I finally quit trying to figure it out. There is a disconnect somewhere. The Writer can’t locate a library, which sounds all to much like a DLL error or perhaps an SQL database error. I posted a cry for help on a user’s group. We’ll see if anyone has a suggestion. In the meantime, I’m not quite back to using a quill pen and iron-based ink, so let’s just carry on like nothing happened.

I did manage to get about an hour’s worth of work out of myself to day on "Twisted Key". It is by far the most interesting plot I’ve ever played around with. Normally I have a pretty good idea of what is going to happen to my characters. In this manuscript, though, I have a small bit of dread building in me. So does my main character.  We’re only on page seventy-something in a story that is going to run to about three hundred-thirty pages, and he is not a happy camper…

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About Gary Showalter

Gary Showalter was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He lived in Aruba, Florida and the Panama Canal Zone before joining the U.S. Army during the 1960s. Following his discharge from the Army, Mr. Showalter picked cotton in East Texas, baled hay in Ardmore Oklahoma, sold light bulbs in Los Angeles, California, and built cattle pens in Fallon, Nevada (during a blizzard, of course). After settling in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Showalter worked as a professional gardener before turning his hand to furniture making. In 1981, he moved to Israel, married, and raised four children while working as a furniture maker, silversmith, goldsmith, and ornamental wood turner. He served in the Israel Defense Forces Reserves for sixteen years, and when not on active duty he worked in government and private security. He has also served in senior management positions in two software development companies in Israel. During his time in Israel, Mr. Showalter published articles dealing with international terror and the Israel-Arab conflict in the Jerusalem Post, Israel national News and several political science web sites. Mr. Showalter returned to the United States in the fall of 2003, to care for an elderly parent. He published his first novel, “The Big Bend”, in the fall of 2008. His second novel, “Hog Valley”, is now in print. Mr. Showalter's third novel, “Twisted Key”, was published in the fall of 2011, and his fourth novel, "Lonesome Cove" is now available in Kindle format and should be published in paper near the end of 2012. He currently lives in Deland, Fl, where he is co-authoring "A Silent Star" with Tony Attanasio. "A Silent Star" is the true tale (though novelized, with names changed for security reasons) about the 4-person covert action team sent into Yemen to capture Osama Bin laden immediately after the bombing of the USS Cole in the Aden harbor in Yemen in October of 2000.
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