If we were having coffee, we’d still be sipping in our cars in a parking lot like two police cruisers comparing notes.
Seriously, the social distancing thing is not too far off from my normal routine although in more normal times I tend to grocery shop for a few things every few days. And to think that in the 1970s and 1980s we used to make fun of the Soviet citizens standing in lines in the hopes of toilet paper. I used to wonder, what did they do? Now the reality is clear, everyone had a stash and simply added to it every chance they got.
Oh, wait. News. I’ve been sitting on this for a while, but now it is time to reveal the cover of my upcoming historical novel, THE HAG RIDER. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one. It can and should be enjoyed by just about everyone, from YA on up.
This Civil War memoir explores fifteen-year-old Jack Benson’s transition to manhood as he presents his soldier’s account of life in the Confederate cavalry, a life convoluted by the spectral manipulations of Vanita, an old witch-woman who is sworn to safeguard him. Her hidden presence seems to protect Jack throughout the war in amazing ways, across countless miles, through patrols, battle, and capture.
This is unlike any other Civil War tale you’ve ever read and the first-person perspective on the realities of the war may surprise you.
Look for it in June 2020!
Thomas Fenske is a writer living in North Carolina. You can find more information about his books at http://thefensk.com