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Randall’s Ramblings, January 22, 2017

Another Sunday upon us. Don’t know where you might be located, but here we have miserable, thick fog, with a dense fog advisory until 10:00 a.m. on Monday.  At least the temperature is decent for this time of year, 44F/6C.

Who’s on the birthday list this week? Anyone you’ve heard of?  Here we go:  Sir Francis Bacon, English philosopher, statesman, essayist (The Advancement of Learning); Lord George Byron, English romantic poet (“Lara,” “Don Juan”); Joy Adamson, British author and naturalist (Born Free); Edgar Allan Poe, American author and poet (“Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” “Annabel Lee”); John H. Johnson, editor and publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines; A.A. [Alan Alexander] Milne, novelist, humorist and journalist (Winnie the Pooh); Benjamin Franklin, statesman, diplomat, scientist and inventor: helped draft the Declaration of Independence and wrote Poor Richard’s Almanac; Anton Chekhov, Russian playwright and short story writer (The Seagull and Three Sisters); Vittorio Alfieri, Italian tragic poet (Cleopatra, Parigi shastigliata); and Susan Sontag, American essayist and novelist (The Style of Radical Will, Illness as a Metaphor).

Hope everyone had a great birthday and that your wishes come true!

Coming in February

Moonshine Cove, Publishing, LLC, will release my first novel, The Kurdish Connection, in February.  Here’s what a couple of reviewers had to say:

The Kurdish Connection—a compelling read. A story of friendship, danger and intrigue. ” – Ann Everett, Amazon Best Selling Author.

“Syria, Iraq, Turkey. Randall Krzak brings his wealth of experience living in this troubled part of the world and his military knowledge to bear in this exciting story. He has created a plausible scenario involving the struggle to establish an independent Kurdish nation and a U.S. covert operations unit determined to intervene before it goes too far. ” –  John L. DeBoer, author of When the Reaper Comes.

My Work in Progress

I was unable to complete any new chapters this week as editing of The Kurdish Connection‘s Initial Proof took center stage. The Interim Proof will be heading my way this coming week. While I’m waiting, I’ll work on Dangerous Alliance.

Books I’m Reading

This past week I finished reading Tom Clancy Commander in Chief (A Jack Ryan Novel) by Mark Greaney. As with every book written by Mark Greaney, this one came across as a Tom Clancy novel. Russia attempts to bring the world to the brink of chaos in an effort to turn the country back into a superpower. Only President Jack Ryan and the ultra-secret group called The Campus, are able to thwart the Russian president’s plans.

It was hard to put down; the only reason it took me so long to finish is because my reading for enjoyment normally takes place between 10:30 p.m. and midnight.  Delivering in the Tom Clancy style, Mr. Greaney is definitely filling big shoes and does so with effective characters, dialogue, and action  Look forward to reading his next novel!

Blogs/Author Pages/Writing Sites I’d Like to Share

I’ve expanded this section from being only about blogs that I follow but also introduce you to some new authors and a few writing sites. With the beginning of a new year, I’d also like to include some lighthearted sites I stumble across, whether comedic or with animals. Unfortunately, work on The Kurdish Connection prevented me from scanning new sites.

Writing Resources

I don’t have any new writing resources to share with you this week. Perhaps next time.

Once again, we’ve reached the end of another ramble.  Hope you’ve found something of interest or at least useful for your own writing.  Until the next time, thank you for reading!

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