Well, one of my editors is very happy. the other is on vacation…

I got an email from Eve Bell yesterday. She said she was taking the rewritten portion of “Twisted Key” to the library with her. I’d sent her my rewrites about a week ago, before we started to move into the new apartment.

This evening she sent me a reply. She is now a very happy editor, indeed. Lots and lots of happy words in her email about the marked increase in clarity and exposition of the plot, and she was really happy about the character development.

My other editor, Mickey Summers, who also does the cover art, is supposed to be back from vacation soon. He’s got the rewrites, too. I also need to see if he can send me new photography of the painting for the cover.

We’re shifting a lot of boxes into the new apartment this week, and with Richard (my brother-in-law) off work this weekend, I hope to have most of the boxes here by the time we quit lugging stuff on Sunday.

Because the movers are supposed to load up the furniture on Monday and bring it over.

Maybe I’ll be able to get back to work on “Twisted Key” some time next week.

Hope you’re having a more productive week than I am.


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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