I’ve spent the last few weeks organizing my thoughts


And now I find that I have several left over that don’t relate to anything I’m working on now. Mostly,  they have to do with my life; unfortunately, I don’t really have a life worth mentioning, so I’ll just toss those particular thoughts into some dark and dreary corner of my brain and let them run free for a while longer.

Who needs a life, anyway. I’m a writer. I just make stuff up as I go along.

But I’ve got a solid handle on the ending for “Lonesome Cove”, my fourth novel, so I’ll get to work on it Monday morning and hope to have it wrapped up in two weeks. It’s pretty much finished – I’m lacking around a hundred pages, and then I can ship it off to my editors for a final clean-up.

It will go on sale in Kindle format first, probably some time near the first of March, with any luck. By the way, I’ve dropped the prices on the first three novels to $3.00 to encourage sales, and “Lonesome Cove” will carry the same price when it does appear.

I hope to be able to post an image of the cover art for the novel in another week or so.

Here’s a link to the downloads page on my web site where you can get a PDF file with the first three chapters of “Lonesome Cove” if you’ve a mind to see what the fuss is all about. It’s got the Mafia, Miami street gangs and stolen gold all wrapped up together in one not-so-neat little package…


Just scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the download link for “Lonesome Cove”. You’re of course welcome to any of the the others, if you’ve a mind.


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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