Should I call my firefighter work-in-progress May Day? There’s already a lot of books out there with those words in the title. Maybe I could ride their coat tails if readers run a search. Or would my story just get lost in the noise? As of the end of Oct. I think I’m calling it Too Late For Spring. Any suggestions are appreciated. Chapter 23 received good comments from my writers group. A few pages remaining and the first draft will be over then on to the detailed editing and eBook formatting. I have a short story, a juvenile on Smashwords.com (free) and maybe it’ll get on Amazon Kindle for 99cents just to see the response. Last time I checked (Oct.27) it had 77 downloads. I know there are voracious readers on SW as the cheap books have incredible download numbers. John Locke, has sold a million eBooks on Amazon beginning with a few 99 cent stories.
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I was born in Welland, Ontario, a blue-collar town in the Niagara Peninsula. Backpacked the world and lived in Australia. I’ve worked as a paperboy, grocery clerk, sales rep, iron worker, framer, painter, mink ranch hand, assembly line rubber factory, concrete laborer, cherry picker, framer, freelance astronaut (no offers), boilermaker apprentice, electrician, various sales jobs, delivery driver, father, coach, and career firefighter and officer for 32 years. I’ve also played drums in the Black Gold Big Band for 8 years.
I retired as fire captain with Edmonton Fire Rescue, a large Canadian metro fire service. I live in Beaumont, Alberta with Gloria, whom I met on a freighter/passenger ship from Jakarta to Singapore. My writing has garnered several awards in a few genres. I’ve climbed the Great Wall of China, tossed eggs at an Aussie PM, honeymooned with Gloria during the Grenada Revolution and saw Maurice Bishop, snorkeled with a marlin, botched smuggling a Playboy into Communist Russia, and was in Havana when Fidel shocked Cubans and stepped down. My wife made a pot of tea for the Queen of England in N.Z.
I travel widely, do a bit of fishing and boating, drink demon rum, manage a writers group, do occasional renos, and sit on my butt outside in the good weather reading a decent book. My writing work consists of travel articles, YA, juvenile, how-tos, and has garnered several awards. Check out my website for some excellent short stories
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