A good day all around

I’ve got about seventy-eight good pages written for "Twisted Key" so far.

I did a bit of cleanup on the computer, too. It was starting to run slow, so I dumped a lot of useless software, ran a registry fix tool, compacted the registry and then defragged the hard drive. After a reboot, it is back to its old self. Which is not to say it was ever a zippy machine. I’ve owned a few of those, this one ain’t in that group. But it’s what I’ve got, so I’ll make the best of it.

Going to a meeting of the Florida Fiction Writer’s Group tonight on Fleming Island, at the Library. That ought to be interesting.

On Saturday I will be at a local May Day celebration with copies of "The Big Bend", and on Monday next I drive to Gainsville to see my eye doctor and then on to Mt. Dora and The Villages to visit a few book stores and hopefully set up  a few distributors.

On Saturday, 15 May, I have a book signing set up at Well Loved Books  here in Orange Park, between 2:00 and 6:00 PM.

Well, that’s my schedule. We’ll just see what Life has to say about that


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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