I'm a former community banker (thirty-eight year career) and lifetime resident of Florence, Alabama. I hold a BS in economics and history from the University of North Alabama (1979), a MBA from the same institution (1989), and graduated from the United States Air Force's Officer Training School in 1982. I retired from banking in 2014 to pursue my dream of becoming a successful author... still pursuing.
After my short story, White Flour, was published in the Savannah Anthology 2015, I was inspired to self-publish my work of creative non-fiction, Jim & Nancy: Two Paths Merged by War. My next books, Slingshot 8, Slingshot 8: The Old World, and Slingshot 8: Colony are works of fiction. Combined, I have sold well over a thousand copies of these four books.
I hope to publish Slingshot 8: ST Nation by January 2021. That may conclude the Spared Territory Series. "What next?" I'm considering several genres and story lines; it's a wonderful dilemma.
My impassioned writing springs from a unique imagination and the haunts of my beloved South. My intriguing characters weather violence to find romance in troubled settings, both historical and fictional.
Not only is Slingshot 8 a retelling of Henry V, it has elements of Romeo and Juliet as well. Shakespeare's Family Montague becomes the Smiths of Lauderdale, and his Family Capulet becomes the Raglands of Colbert. What if it were a film? Enjoy the slide show.
These are excerpts and images from my post-apocalyptic novels, Slingshot 8 and Slingshot 8: The Old World. I suggest the viewer let the video/slideshow play through once and then pause through on subsequent passes to better read the text and appreciate the illustrations.