Thursday evening

I had hoped that today would see some movement on setting up a legal framework to hang my writing on. I did get some direction – keep it as simple and as easy to manage as possible, and a phone number to call, so I guess that is movement, of a sort. Unfortunately, the phone I’m supposed to call is a government phone in Tallahassee, and nobody calls government phones in Tallahassee unless they really, really have to…

Wish me luck.

Tomorrow will see me on the road, trying to pull my ends together before the weekend (somehow they always get pulled apart on the weekends when I busy doing other things).

I have an all-day event on Saturday. A May Day fair here in Orange Park. We’ll see if I can sell some books.

I’ll be on the road again on Monday, to Gainseville and then to Ocala. Later next week I’ll try to get to The Villages and Mt. Dora, to speak with a few bookstore owners in those cities.

That’s life in the fast lane. Well, faster than slow lane, anyway.

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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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