Something is rotten in the USA

Dec 14, 2021 4:11 am

Something is rotten, but I'll get to that.

First, if you could be the sidekick to a fictional hero, who would you choose?

Would you choose a modern or historic setting?

Would you choose a real world hero or someone from a sci-fi or fantasy world?

Would you replace Watson to be with Holmes? Would you hitch a ride with John Carter or Tarzan? Perhaps Conan or Solomon Kane needs a hand (except they seldom do). Maybe Jo March, Matilda, or Nancy Drew would be more fun. There's room for all kinds.

I think the common men and women as heroes are more satisfying than the "supers." You mileage may vary. Let me know what you think.


Speaking of common men and women:

My newest novel is here: The Shrinking Zone. It's a story whose time has come. I was seriously driven to write this now. I could not go on to my other projects until I had written it.

An advance reader has called it "riveting" and remarked on the tight dialogue. He read it twice in one weekend.

I think my favorite statement from this advance reader was: "Wow. You hit it pretty hard."

Here's the book description:

Something is rotten in the USA.

The red-eyed results of clandestine government experiments attack isolated farms. Who controls these fierce beings who have lost their humanity? Oppressive regulations, arrogant officials, and surveillance drones restrict movement and basic necessities. The common man struggles to survive beneath bureaucracy's boot heel. 

When the red-eyes abduct a sixteen year-old girl, Don Morgan must mount a rescue attempt against the merciless invaders. While infiltrating the red-eyes and encountering savage animals created by genetic engineering, Don will match wits with a mad demagogue and government agents. He's going to need help.

Join three common men in a fight for their lives. A rescue mission into the broken desert challenges their determination and puts the lives of their families in jeopardy. The fate of a nation hangs on the outcome of their resolute actions. Never underestimate the men who love America.


I did have a terrible time trying to find the right cover for this book. What do you think of the one I chose?

The great news is that just in time for Christmas, it's only 99 cents. Get each of your friends a copy. It's fast-paced and action-packed. That's two hyphenated words in one sentence, so it must be twice as good.

I could go on and on with some of my thoughts about this book, but I won't, and I know that you'll thank me. I'm offering it at only 99 cents so that as many people as possible can read it --AND POST REVIEWS--before the price goes up.

If you want to know more, I'll be happy to correspond with you privately about it.


Finally, let me conclude with my best wishes for a Merry Christmas for you and yours. May your days be merry and bright. Thanks for being a reader.