This is the new cover for the Tallahatchie 2nd Edition
The Kindle Edition of my southern novel Tallahatchie is on sale for the almost giveaway price of $ .99 cents NOW for four days only, MARCH 14 through the 17th. I promise you will laugh, and maybe even cry a little while reading this story which takes a look into the modern world of rural southerners in the Mississippi Delta.
Have you ever wondered what happened to the progeny of Faulkner’s or O’conners, or perhaps Callwell’s characters? This book may answer that question for you. Read it. It’s available on Amazon.
And if you like it, go back and write a review. Tell others why they might like it as well.
Okay. Way back in the day, before it was cool or trendy or whatever, I was trained by the military for long-range recon. One of the things they taught us was to pay attention to our instincts—those subconscious red flags that occasionally wave well back in the depths of our minds. You know what I mean, I’m sure—the ones we often overlook, those little hints of darkness from which the timid quickly look away.
Now, I’m not a big conspiracy nut. I do believe we landed on the moon, and I do believe Nancy and Bernie are simply idiots and not controlled by George Soros, but there are some things nowadays we need to seriously question.
Here’s an example: It’s a Tuesday—2/19/19 to be exact—and I call an old buddy. He’s a crop-duster pilot. I mean he owns a fleet of planes—yes, and a whole lot more, but I won’t go into his somewhat classified resume. Anyway, it’s his birthday, so I give him a call. We shuck and jive a while and I repeatedly wish him “Happy Birthday” and tell him he’s pushing the envelope on becoming an official “senior citizen.”
After a few minutes, I hang up. As the God who looks over us all is my witness, three to four minutes later my cell phone starts buzzing and doing whatever cell phones do when you’re supposed to answer them. I do, but it’s not a call. It’s a text message:
+1 (818) 592-2144
Hi Rick, Birthday’s are a great
Time to review your Medicare
Coverage and options. Call your
Agent now at 818-592-2143 or
text STOP to unsubscribe.
Call it a coincidence only if you wish to steadfastly ignore the red flags, but don’t tell me the bastards aren’t listening. This is not the first “coincidence” of this nature I’ve experienced. And yes, I will testify ON THE RECORD.
And if I frightened any thumb-sucking snowflakes with this post, both Melody Hill and The Gomorrah Principle would be good reads for you. They are both novels based on real events that involved a lot of good but naïve men during the Vietnam War. Not paranoid? That’s okay. The world is full of sheep.
Novel Bookstore in Memphis, DeSoto Arts Council Gallery, or Contact me to find the new hardcover editions. Paperback editions can be ordered through your favorite bookstore and Kindle editions can be found at www.amazon.com/books.
This is the new cover for the Tallahatchie 2nd Edition.
Rawlins, No Longer hardcover edition.
Novel Bookstore, located at 387 Perkins Avenue-extended in Memphis, now has available hardcover editions of Tallahatchie and Rawlins, No Longer Young. The 2nd Edition of Tallahatchie not only has the new hardcover but some interior changes as well. These hardcovers are also available at the DeSoto Arts Council Gallery, in Hernando, Mississippi. And, not to worry, if you do not live in the Memphis area and wish to get the hardcover, send a note to me via this website link: www.rickdestefanis.com/contact. Tell me what you want and I will do my best to get it to you.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch: I am up to manuscript page #102 on the second Rawlins Series book: Rawlins, Into Montana. I am writing almost every day, and it is flowing well. Stay tuned. I may actually beat my fall delivery goal—hopefully by a bunch. And with that said…..
I will begin writing Book #5 in my Vietnam War Series sometime late this summer or early fall. I don’t want to give away the story too soon, but it will be a different group of men in this one, but that’s all I’ll say for now.
And then there’s this: I may soon run a Kindle count-down deal on the Kindle editions of Tallahatchie and Melody Hill. If you own an ereader device and want one of these for—not sure yet, but no more than $ .99 cents—watch my blog posts. It will be in the next week or so.