Friday, January 20, 2012

Bitten is now available!

Bitten is now available in Amazon and Smashwords. You should check it out!

I've been a little distracted by snow. My friends and I took some time yesterday to try and pick up the largest piece of ice (We had freezing rain after it snowed 8in causing a thick layer of ice to form on top of the snow). It was fun.

But now its back to work. I'll be looking for book reviewers for Bitten and continuing with my next project that I have been working on. I didn't say much about it in my last post, but I'm going to write my grandfathers story. He was a world war two fighter pilot in the European theater and was shot down over occupied France. He had to escape across the border into Spain in order to survive. That meant eluding German soldiers, and those helping them. I'd like to say more about it, but I don't want to give anything away. I guess it's going to be one of those stories where you know how its going to end, but its exciting getting there.

I wasn't keen on the idea at first. I thought there were enough war stories out there to last each of us a life time, but my Dad talked me into it. So I told him I would start on this project as soon as I was done with Bitten. Of course, now I worry that people will assume I'm writing it because Red Tails is coming out...
I suppose it doesn't matter why people think I'm writing it. Its a good story, and if people are interested then they will read it. I just want to do the story justice, for the sake of my Grandfather and everyone he met along the way home.

Anyways, I guess I should get back to work.

P.S. I have been reading the letters my Grandfather wrote during his time in the Army (and yes I did say Army. The Air force wasn't its own division at the time). Reading left handed cursive = bad news. I swear, I need a cipher for some of these. His comments are really funny though, and I want to be sure and include them. For example, there was one letter where he had spent the week as the base's letter censor (they made sure no one was accidentally leaking any information, or sending things home that weren't legal) and he wrote "Some of these GI's sure write good love letters". I cant even imagine writing a passionate love letter to someone knowing that another man was going to read it first. I have to wonder how much of what the censors read was kept to themselves. I don't personally know anyone that's still alive to ask them.

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