Rewriting and editing and eye surgery

All jumbled together. Sort of like life, actually. Life does not stop just because you have other things to do. Darn it all to heck and gone. I have 100 good pages in Twisted Key, now. I just got the first 67 pages back from my editor (who is worth her weight in gold, and thankfully she is rather svelte). I finished those up today, along with a good bit of rewriting, and sent her the remainder of the first hundred.

And I got confirmation on the date for the final (I hope) round of eye surgery. I’ll be in Gainesville on the 27th of this month so the good doctor (very good doctor) can poke me in the left eye with a sharp stick and prod around in there to his hearts content. That is going to slow down production (sic) to a crawl for the first week or ten days following the surgery, so I want to get as much writing done as I can before that.

I have a book signing tomorrow, at Well Loved Books in Knight Boxx Plaza on Blanding Blvd in Orange Park. If you’re in the area, stop by between 2 and 5 pm. I’d be glad to see you.

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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. Those words were written a few years ago. Frankly speaking, the literary well has dried up. I now live in Dunnellon, Fl, where I amworking as the caretaker on a horse farm and looking to build a workshop here on the property where I can get back to building furniture. With any luck I will be sinking piers some time early in November and hope to have the floor joists ready for flooring by the end of the month. I'll get back to you on that.
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