It’s Monday all over again

I’m back to editing – actually finishing up the editing – of “Hog Valley”. It’s a fast-moving tale with a few sub-plots and twists, and according to the half-dozen people who have read it in manuscript, it’s even better than “The Big Bend”. I expect it to be in publishing before September, which would be a Good Thing.

I’m going to arrange a two-fer deal for both novels to mark the publication of “Hog Valley”. Not sure what the pricing will be, but as soon as I know, you will.

I got an interesting email the other day from a promoter in Bellview, Florida. They are arranging a multi-author book signing on the 23 rd of July and wanted to know if I’d join them. I said yes, of course. So I’ll be in Gainesville on the 22nd at Book Inc on 13th street, and in Belleview on the 23rd. I’ll post all of the particulars as soon as I have them.


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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