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Randall’s Ramblings, February 5, 2017

Here we are with another cold, wintry day. Yesterday we had a dozen deer near the house, helping themselves to some corn, while the apple tree was filled with a myriad of birds sampling the seeds and suet.

This week’s birthday list includes the following people associated with the writing world: Ralph McGill, editor and publisher of the Atlanta Constitution; Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, longtime New York Times publisher; Jacques Prevert, French poet, screenwriter (The Visitors of the Evening, The Children of Paradise); Russell Hoban, artist and writer (Bedtime for Frances, The Mouse and His Child); Robert Coover, novelist & short story writer; Horace Greely, founder of the New York Tribune; Gertrude Stein, poet and novelist (Three Lives, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas); James A. Michener, novelist (Tales of the South Pacific); James Joyce, Irish novelist and poet (Ulysses, Portrait of a Young Man); Langston Hughes, African-American poet; and Barbara Tuchman, U.S. historian (The Guns of August). If you had a recent birthday, I hope your special day was a good one.

Coming To Your Favorite Bookseller!

The Kurdish Connection

KURDISH SCAVENGERS UNCOVER A CACHE OF NERVE GAS IN IRAQ AND OFFER THEM TO KURDISH FIGHTERS IN TURKEY. THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS BEDLAM ALPHA TEAM MUST SECURE THE WEAPONS BEFORE THEY CAN BE USED.

You must swear by Allah never to say a word of what I’m going to tell you. This is the most important secret. Ever!”

In their daily struggle for survival, Iraqi Kurdish scavengers uncover a cache of chemical weapons. They offer the weapons to Kurdish rebels in Turkey and Syria to assist in their quest to free an imprisoned leader and create a unified homeland. After receiving a tip from an unlikely source, the newly formed Special Operations Bedlam team is called to arms. Can the team recover the weapons before it’s too late?

My Work in Progress

With the pending release of The Kurdish Connection and making changes to my website, I haven’t been able to do much else this week. However, I am progressing with chapter seven of Danger Alliance. It will be posted in the next few days to the two subscription writing sites I use for review and comments.

In the meantime, I must concentrate on the launch of The Kurdish Connection, finishing my announcements and author pages for various sites. Exciting times, to be sure! Hope to be back to a more normal blog posting soon.

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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