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Update October 2021


Hello all - Just a quick note to update you on progress on the still to be titled book #3 in the Seasons of Man series. It's been a tough summer; if the COVID lockdown, as bad as it was slowed work down for all of us in 2020, the summer of 2021 has suffered from a rebound of work - with a vengeance. Like an angry leprechaun, that decided all the work that wasn't done in '20 would be done in '21 along with '21's work load. I'm not complaining, I'm not - I'm in an enviable position to have a day job that I enjoy with people that make me laugh - and who don't call HR when I say something that I shouldn't. Not that anything like that ever happens...

The upshot is that I've made good progress on SOM #3, it just hasn't been as rapid as I originally thought it would. I'm still shooting to get it out before the end of the year and I have #5 in the Eden Chronicles ready to go in my head. I've also been reading, a lot. It truly is what fuels my imagination so I'm not going to apologize for it. For all you fans of history, economics, piracy, encryption and the wars of the Enlightenment period you have to read Neal Stephenson's "The Baroque Cycle." I've just re-read it again and am still awed by its scope and ability to make me laugh.

I was also lucky enough to read an advance copy of Rhett Bruno's "Operation Brushfire". It was a great story set in a post WW II era that had little in common with our actual history. Something we can all be grateful for. The story's characters are all flawed, the good and the bad. Picture an alternate history written by Dashiel Hammett, a drug addicted lawman willing to risk everything to do the right thing or an assassin who knows what's right but manages to ignore it. Give it a shot, it was very enjoyable. https://mybook.to/operationbrushfire

Ok, I've written my words for the day on SOM #3, I put out a blog post due to the bogus lightning delay on Monday Night football. Now, I'm going to enjoy a nice single malt and hopefully watch Coach Gruden get all red faced and start to cry as the Chargers win. Best Regards, Scott




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