“Lonesome Cove” is finished!!!


“Lonesome Cove” is finished, for the most part. I typed the last word not ten minutes ago. What a relief that is. I put in eleven hour days for the last five days and produced on average 4500 words a day just to get it done, damnit.
But they are GOOD words, and in the right order, and I promise you’ll enjoy reading it as much (and hopefully more) than I enjoyed writing it. I’ve got another day or so of rereading and adding a few bits here and there before I send it off to the editors, but it is done!

And man, was that a tough gig. I am wiped out. My back hurts, I’ve had no exercise and it seems even my dreams conspired to keep me pumping out the words. I didn’t have to spend much time thinking about what I was writing; in fact, it was just the opposite. I had to slow my typing way down or waste a lot of time going back to correct typing errors.

The words were already written, somewhere way in the back of min lizard brain. I just had to let them out slowly so my fingers could keep up with the flow.

It’s a fine story indeed, and I am tickled pink to know that had a hand in writing it.

Two very long years of writing, and a long, hard slog at the end to get it all down on ‘paper’ (sic).

But it is done, now.

As I mentioned earlier, I still have to reread it, make a few corrections, fill out a few bits here and there and then write the Dedication, Acknowledgements and Author’s Note pages, but the story itself is done.


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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