Saturday, February 26, 2011
My new ebook is now available on Amazon ($5.99). It is in the Kindle format, but you don't necessarily need a Kindle to read it - just download the Kindle App into your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, and Android devices.
Book synopsis: Charles is awaiting the gallows; convicted of murder. The murdered man's widow falsely testifies that she saw Charles' 11 year old sister kill her husband. The judge believes the old lady because her husband had indeed raped the little girl. The court releases Charles and Mandy on the condition the children leave Ireland immediately. The ensuing journey to America is filled with intrigue, romance, humor and conflict.
'A Way Yonder' is fiction, but it was inspired by accounts passed down though my mother and her family. Sketchy documentation is available.
I visit Charles' grave in the mountains of Southwest Virginia every summer. Charles Hibbitts was my great, great grandfather.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
An Eruption of Decadence
Tommy is in awe of the navy pilots during the great world war, but he is young and he must be content with holding down the home front. Near the end of the war, Tommy is almost 17. He is seduced by Grace, a lonely housewife.
After the war, Tommy joins the Navy as an Aviation Cadet, but he is involved in a serious plane crash that ends his dream of become a Naval Aviator. He returns home and falls into a life of coal mining, moonshining, money, murder and greed.
Tommy has a wife and child, but he can never forget his first love. Grace is ruthless and ambitions. She uses her beauty and charm to achieve great wealth and recognition. In the end she is left all alone with her money and her fame.