“Lonesome Cove”, “Twisted Key” and upcoming events


“Lonesome Cove”, my fourth novel is just about writing itself. I’ve got one hundred and ten pages written as of this morning. I’ll have to stop work on it later this week to prepare for a big event in Ocala this weekend, and since I should have the edits back for “Twisted Key”  around the same time, I may take the next few weeks to work the manuscript over so I can get it off to the publishers in early April.

If all of that works out, “Twisted Key” may actually be on bookstore shelves closer to June than September. I’ll get back to work on “Lonesome Cove” as quickly as I can, but the publishing process does demand more than a little of my attention, so the writing will slow down. But this is a story that clamors to be written.

“Books By George” is an independent bookstore in the Six-Gun Plaza on Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala. It’s a great place for book lovers. There will be several writers there on Saturday, 5 March, between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, myself included. The woman arranging this group signing is presenting it as “Bookstock”, a 1960’s-themed book fair, with lots of attractions other than the authors.

So all you old hippies come on out, enjoy the day and buy some books!


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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