All over the place today

I spent the morning at a local farmers market. Fruits and veg, of course, and collectables and even one young fellow selling bathroom remodeling. I was there to see if it drew the sorts of people who would plunk down hard cash for a decent read. After spending five hours there to gauge the crowd, I have to say I don’t think so.

Too bad, really, It was close to home, too.

I got an email from my editor this evening. She’s having trouble with Windows Live Spaces. I assign her ‘Editor’ rights to the “Twisted Key” MS so we can collaborate on the file, and Live Spaces keeps dropping her from the assignments list. She is a very nice lady, so I’m certain sure it’s nothing personal.

We’ll sort it out, I suppose.

I’ve got ninety good pages in the file, now. Hope to add another ten tomorrow, but with one thing and another cropping up, you never can tell what will happen. But it is nice to have a goal, so there you are.


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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