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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Nashville: The Mood (Part 7) now available as an e-book

Nashville: The Mood (Part 7), the latest segment on my series on Nashville, done as e-book novelettes, is now available as an e-book. This makes it available on all major e-readers and the respective apps. It is available on Amazon Kindle and as a Smashwords edition, which effectively makes it available on all major e-readers.

The story of gossip, hypocrisy, crime, deviousness, and the interaction between sex, religion, and politics (at least!), the series gives the alternative side of Music City.

The grand ole city continues to generate more than enough material for the latest volume, and Part 8 is now in progress!

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Clay Shaw Biography Still Selling

Man of a Million Fragments: The True Story of Clay Shaw, still selling. The sales ebb and flow with big news bursts related to the JFK Assassination. Additionally, I continue to hear from individuals in far-flung areas who knew Clay Shaw, or knew someone who knew him.

Most of the contacts in the time since the book came out were people who knew him socially in some way, prior to his involvement in the Jim Garrison investigation. He knew a fascinating mix of people, and those who have passed often left behind their memories of him in some way.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Nashville: The Mood Series to Monitor Sexual Escapades by Public Officials

Nashvlle: The Mood, the series detailing the psychological underbelly of the city, will be following closely the developments in the Megan Barry case and the Casey Moreland case.

"Nashville has a way of giving surface coverage to these kinds of events," series author Donald H. Carpenter said, "and then having them drop off the radar, so that they can be handled behind the scenes. I have not great problem with that, but we do take note of those things in our series. We'll be monitoring not only the actual events, but the reactions to those events among community movers and shakers. Often, in Nashville, it's the local reactions that are more interesting than the events themselves."

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Wikipedia Entry for Clay Shaw

I was just reading through the Wikipedia entry for Clay Shaw, which seems woefully inadequate, considering his importance to New Orleans during a critical time, and also to the body of JFK assassination theory and history. This may be a case where the story, and his life story are so complex, whether in actuality or fictionally, that it cannot be captured properly in an encyclopedia entry.

It's true that the nuances of Shaw's life, the Jim Garrison investigation, and the Kennedy assassination in general do not lend themselves easily to simple explanations. I do not, however, that the Wikipedia article does not really give a solid list of sources for further reading, places the entry reader may go to find out the most complete set of details that can be put together about Shaw, his activities, and his role in the assassination.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Nashville: The Mood (Part 6) now available as a Smashwords e-book edition

Nashville: The Mood (Part 6), the latest segment on my series on Nashville, done as e-book novelettes, is now available as a Smashwords edition. This makes it available on all major e-readers and the respective apps.

The story of gossip, hypocrisy, crime, deviousness, and the interaction between sex, religion, and politics (at least!), the series gives the alternative side of Music City.

The grand ole city continues to generate more than enough material for the latest volume, and Part 7 is now in progress!

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