I’m sure any author will tell you how important it is to have good friends in this industry – people who can share their experiences with you or help you to reach the pinnacles that you need to in order to be successful.
Those poor folks who don’t have these connections can flounder around out there… alone, totally in the dark, trying desperately to reach the readers they need if they want to make a success of their careers.
One person I hold in high esteem, a man who has been kind and thoughtful, who’s used his platform to help me get exposure for my books and who’s commented so favorably on my work is Caleb Pirtle lll. He’s been a friend, a person I can always count on and in this crazy world of Indie authors – that is golden.
He’s an author himself, and his books are wonderful, full of details that will lift you into the era and scenes he writes with such talent.
This book I’ve just bought – and am looking forward with enthusiasm to read – is such a story. See for yourself – here’s the description:
Love, Law and Justice comes to boom town Texas
The discovery of oil has broken the stranglehold the Great Depression had on a dying East Texas town. Strangers are pouring into Ashland. Where there is oil, there are jobs, as well as con artists, thieves, scalawags, and at least one murderer.
One stranger drives a hearse. But who is he, and why is he found hanging from the crown block of an oil derrick.
The Sheriff might solve the mystery. It’s his job. But he’s discovered shot to death on his own drilling rig.
No one in town is above suspicion. But who has a deadly motive?
Eudora Durant is the most beautiful widow in town. She’s also the richest. With the charming con man Doc Bannister at her side, she risks everything to bring law and justice to a struggling boom town even if she has to personally keep an innocent man from being sentenced to the electric chair.
As one reviewer said about book one of the Boom Town saga series, Back Side of Blue Moon: This story set in a small town in East Texas in the Great Depression should go down as a classic in American literature.”
About Caleb Pirtle III
Caleb Pirtle III began his career writing about history and travel. He learned quickly, however, that what happens is never as important as those who make it happen. Many of those people have made their way into his novels.
Pirtle is the author of more than 65 published books, including the new noir suspense thrillers, “Golgotha Connection,” “Secrets of the Dead,” “Conspiracy of Lies,” and “Night Side of Dark. His other novels, include “Deadline,” and “Little Lies.” He has written such award winners as “XIT: The American Cowboy,” “Callaway Gardens: the Unending Season,” “The Grandest Day,” “Echoes from Forgotten Streets,” and “Spirit of a Winner.” His nonfiction works include Gamble in the Devil’s Chalk and No Experience Required.
He earned a journalism degree from The University of Texas and became the first student at the university to win the national William Randolph Hearst Award for feature writing. As a reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Pirtle received both the Texas Headliner’s and Associated Press Awards. He served as travel editor for Southern Living Magazine, and his travel writing was given the National Discover America Award three times. For more than two decades, Pirtle was editorial director for a custom publishing company in Dallas.
He has written three teleplays for network television, including “Gambler 5: Playing for Keeps,” a mini-series for CBS and “The Texas Rangers” for John Milius and TNT. Because of the success of the CBS mini-series, Pirtle was asked to write two novels, “Jokers Are Wild” and “Dead Man’s Hand” for Berkeley. His blogs appear regularly on http://venturegalleries.com.
Jacquie Biggar says
This sounds like a good read. That cover really catches the eye!
Mimi Barbour says
I thought so, too, Jacquie. The story is captivating. I’m reading it now and having trouble putting the book down.