More and more

It’s Thursday, for those of you who didn’t notice.

I have ninety good pages done in "Twisted Key". That brings me up to Chapter 8 in the manuscript. Editing has already started, according to my editor, Eve Bell. I’ll get the files over to my good friend Mickey in a few days and let him get started on checking continuity and timing. Micky did all of the editing on "The big Bend" and the majority of the work on "Hog Valley", and the novels were vastly improved by his contributions.

With the new web site up and running, and the writing well under way, I find that I have start work on making this enterprise official. With increased promotion on my part, sales will start to pick up, and I have to account for the income somehow. Unfortunately for me, I am no kind of business whiz…

Actually, I hate it with a passion. In fact I have real problems with reality in all its forms. Just ask my ex-wife. She’ll tell you.


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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