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If I am dreaming, please don't wake me!

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Because this is a wonderful dream, one only surpassed by three things: my salvation, the birth of my son and marrying my Prince Charming.

On April 22, 2012, it will be exactly one year since I put my debut novel, Accountable to None, on Amazon.  Now, a little over eleven months later, I attended my very first book signing at Barnes&Noble with my publisher.


Just typing that sentence above is an absolute thrill and still unbelievable for me.  For those of you that don't know, this was not my original intention when I started school again after the ripe old age of 40.  I wanted to be a nurse.

Until two little elective Creative Writing classes stumbled into my world, followed by one amazing teacher that saw something in me that I wasn't aware existed.  Upon my graduation in May 2011 with my Associates in Science, I was ready to attend nursing school in the Spring of 2012, but then several major events happened.

*In October of 2011, UK author Lindsay Ann Kendal watched my book…

"Dangerous and Different...Quite a ride." MidWest Book Review of Zero Balance | PRLog

Welcome to the Spotlight---Del Garrett!

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It is my distinct pleasure to welcome fellow author and Arkansan, Del Garrett.


Enjoy!


What kind of books do you write and how many have you written so far?

"While the Angels Slept" is my fourth published novel.  I write historical and contemporary fiction, which includes westerns, Victorian thrillers, and hard boiled mysteries.  My Jack the Ripper story was labeled horror, but I considered it more police procedural.  Some of my horror has been published, but those were short stories.



When is your next book being published?

That's "Texas Justice," which I hope to have finished by mid-April.

When did you start writing and what inspires you the most?

I've been actively writing since 1974 but didn't start earning money until after I graduated from Journalism school in 1979.  I write to entertain myself.  If I write a good book, it will entertain others.  Naturally, I hope my books sell; but writing for the art is more important to me so long as I can cover my…

Milestones

Hey there everyone!  I know, I know, it has been a while since I actually sat down and put some rambling thoughts on my blog.  To say that life has been hectic would be the understatement of the year, nay, century!

My post today is a reflection on reaching milestones in life.  We all have them, some dramatic and some almost inconsequential in the grand scheme of this little thing we call living.  I wanted to take a moment and address some of the biggies that touch us all.

Birth:


Yep.  If you are reading this, at some point, you were nothing but the dreams and thoughts of the two people that anxiously awaited your arrival.  Whether you were planned or a surprise, wanted or even unwanted, you are here.  Now.  Your life began in a miraculous way, so make sure you live the rest of it the same way.  Treasure each breath.

The Teenage Years:


Remember the first time you drove, all by your lonesome, behind the wheel of that incredible piece of machinery that allowed you unfathomable freedom?  Or…