Hardcovers Editions of Tallahatchie and Rawlins, No Longer Young

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.

Tallahatchie 2nd Edition

The Tallahatchie 2nd Edition is Now Available.

This is the new cover for the Tallahatchie 2nd Edition

Not only does the new Tallahatchie 2nd Edition have a new cover by designer Todd Hebertson (www.BookCoverArt.webs.com), it also has a newly redesigned interior with text edits included to better tell the story of Jack Hartman and his visit to the Mississippi Delta. Of course, I must give credit where it is due, so I want to pass on my special thanks to Dana Delamar (www.byyoursideselfpub.com) for the interior design, and to Danna Shirley and Carol Carlson for their help with editing and proofing.

Now available in both paperback and Kindle editions the Tallahatchie 2nd Edition can be purchased from the Amazon website at: (https://www.amazon.com/Tallahatchie-Southern-Fiction-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01I49BZAC).

And…for the first time, the Tallahatchie 2nd Edition, is also available in a hardcover edition. Contact me via the contact form on this site (www.rickdestefanis.com/contact) for more information.

Here are excerpts from a couple of reviews of Tallahatchie:

At its heart, good fiction (southern or any other kind) is about good characters, half of whom you want to smack or laugh at, and all the action, feel, or setting won’t make up for weak ones. The author…absolutely nails a time and a region and it is a very well written story. …it is simply a really good novel. Period!

–William F. Brown, Author

WOW! …DeStefanis has proven to be a consummate story-teller, (as he) paints an incredible picture of life in the poor, impoverished Mississippi (Delta), with water skis, and bass fishing, and truck stops, sweet tea, and trips to the river casinos, and deer hunting, and a crazy employee related to the sheriff, and Memphis Blues…The story-telling reminds me of some of the best non-lawyer fiction by Mississippi favorite John Grisham—like A Painted House.

–Robert Enzenauer

Check it out yourself. I think you will be delighted.









What’s Next?

Another Western Novel or Another Novel in The Vietnam War Series?


In recent weeks I’ve heard from several readers asking “What’s next?” And the questions come from both the readers of my Vietnam War Series and readers of my newest novel, Rawlins, No Longer Young. The problem is I lack the talent to write two novels simultaneously. There are most certainly (God willing) two coming, one in each of the genres, but I beg your patience.

Rawlins, No Longer Young is available in Kindle, paperback and hardcover editions.

I am currently working on the second Rawlins book, Rawlins, Into Montana. It’s now up to four chapters and Rawlins has arrived in Virginia City, Montana. There’s more I could tell you about the story, but don’t want to ruin it for you, especially if you haven’t read the first one in the series. Optimistically, it may be out by late summer, after which I will begin on Book #5 in The Vietnam War series.
The next Vietnam Series book is already working in the back of my mind and will be a tip of the hat to several readers/friends who are former military officers. That is the most I will say about it right now.
In the meantime, I continue providing logistical assistance as assistant general manager to the madam queen in the form of “honey-dos.” And in an effort to help me remain in some vague semblance of passible physical condition, she’s joined me to the local YMCA. I also continue to do my own yardwork (to help with the physical conditioning) and of course, there are fish that must be caught. After those chores are attended to, I commit a great deal of the remaining time to writing. Therefore you will hopefully understand my inability to produce a book a month like some other authors.
I will be announcing a new cover for Tallahatchie in a few days. Stay tuned.