US Army Retired

US Army Retired

Sunday, December 18, 2011

My thanks to all!

I'm in the process of reviewing and editing my sequel to Sonora Symphony – and find myself enjoying the story and how it progresses.

Before, this process was a grueling and even boring process. But, due to lots of help and guidelines I've received from all of you in the online writing community, I no longer see it as drudge work. If I may say so myself, Tsalagi Tales is a fun read with lots of suspense and insight into those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Add a bit of romance, American Indian traditions and lore, placing it in the Cherokee part of eastern Tennessee as well as the large military installation of Fort Carson, Colorado and it's tended to keep me enraptured, looking forward to what comes next. [I haven't looked at it for well over six months, so, in many ways, it's new to me.]

There are a lot of kudos to hand out. First is to the Absolute Write Water Cooler and the intensive library of tips, hints and guidelines for writing. Next is The Bookshelf Muse Blog which has and is providing descriptions of just about anything would want. Then, the most important of all, is the input one receives when sharing their works with others who are willing to take the time to review and make honest suggestions as to what works and what doesn't.

Finishing this and submitting it to my publisher will take care of what's been written. Following will be the also enjoyable effort of fleshing out and painting in words the final third of Father Serra's Legacy titled The Missions Bloom.

If someone would like to read and review any of the four, you are most welcome to. Just send me a PM and we'll work something out. Perhaps as I get involved in number three, I will have time to return the favor.

Muchas gracias y feliz navidad y prospero Año nuevo.


  1. Thanks for sharing this post. You have crafted this writing professionally and American tradition is very rich.

  2. I too served in the 581st at Bussac. Knew Ralph Spagnuolo, and I knew a D. Day from California who was our company clerk under Lt. Rumbaugh and Cwo Bosze. I was here from i958 to Dec. 1960. I remember your portable phonograph you always played. Also the Polack club and their Keilbasa. Enjoyed your stories about Framce and Italy.
    Lonny Robinson

  3. Wow! That's awesome. I thought I was the only one of us alive.

  4. Lonnie -
    As you were there too, why don't you share some of your memories with us?
    Oh yeah, leave me a link to your website or blog.