Keeping myself busy with West of Nowhere

It’s almost impossible to concentrate on getting a book off my desk during the last months of the presidential campaign, aka Silly Season. When I’m not writing, I’m drawn to political stories on the internet, many of them jaw-dropping in their inanity or absurdity. I can’t bear to turn on the TV because I’m in a swing state (NC) where the candidates have bought up nearly all of the ad time. One of these days, I’m sure I’ll do a political blog … perhaps after the election.

I’m in the home stretch of my current book, West of Nowhere. One of my main characters is ex-Navy, and it’s led me to do tons of research on various aspects of Navy life, like uniforms, ranks, training, living quarters, military campaigns, bases & regulations. In particular, I’ve watched hours of videos taken aboard aircraft carriers, including a gripping PBS program on a training mission to launch and land jets & fuel tankers in rough seas. OMG!!! If I’d done this research 35-40 years ago, I bet I’d have joined the Navy for life. It’s exciting, meaningful & honorable, and I’m deeply proud of everyone I know who chose a military career.

People ask from time to time when my books are going to come out in Kindle or Nook, so I thought I’d let you know most of them are available now at the links I just highlighted, including my most recent release, Rhapsody. All of my titles are available in ebook or paperback through Bella. The mobi version will work on your Kindle; the epub version on your Nook.

Playing with Fuego is in the hands of the formatters. Many thanks to Carmen for spotting an errant accent in my blurb. My Spanish needs lots of work. English too, sometimes. πŸ˜‰

6 Responses to “Keeping myself busy with West of Nowhere”

  1. KG, I’d be happy for you to write a political Blog, as long as you keep writing, I’ll keep reading!

  2. I think a political blog written by you would be very interesting. I would read it. And, yes, the bondholders own the world.

  3. I’m obsessed with politics in general and the US presidential campaigns in particular. Watching it from the relative sanity of Australia (sane that is if your relatives are totally lunatic) it’s mind-boggling to read and hear the inane, wicked and dishonest stuff that’s bandied about right now. How the Obamas remain so gracious and loving in the face of it is a miracle. It’s easy to laugh at some of the dingbats and also to poke fun, but it’s also worth remembering at all times that they’re dangerous and we under-estimate them at our peril. (That happened in the UK when Thatcher was on the horizon and that society has never recovered from her tender care.)

    • Politics are very tribal. Any & all opinions about the personal characteristics of the candidates & their policies can be suitably twisted to conform to tribes. Draft-dodging is okay if your guy does it, but not their guy; secrecy & power grabs are fine if it’s your tribe, but not theirs; deficit spending is cool as long as your guy is in charge, but it’s downright un-American for one of their guys; etc. I think the parties have figured out that they’re heuristics now — unholy coalitions with just 3 or 4 main themes to pull the masses along. At the end of the day, Wall Street owns all of us.

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