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Post by lvcabbie » Tue December 28th, 2010, 3:30 pm

I've had this url on my "to visit" list for some time. But, in the process of getting rid of one browser that caused me a lot of trouble, I switched to a new one and checked out all the urls on my old one.

So, here I am.

I write in several different genres. I have one novel due for release sometime next year and here is the blurb for it:

Set on the reservations of the American Southwest, SONORA SYMPHONY tells the story of staff sergeant Ray Daniels, who is recovering from physical and mental scars sustained during a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan. A Cherokee by birth, he turns to a Papago Elder for help with his recovery and embarks on a dangerous but life-changing rite using Sacred Datura.

I've also completed the sequel for it.

In addition, my publisher is considering the following completed novels:

Blood in the Meadow about a Las Vegas cab driver who gets involved with terrorists back by a South American drug lord seeking revenge for the death of his son at the hands of DEA and local agents in Las Vegas.

Follow the Raven, a fantasy novel in which a young man has been selected to stop the spread of evil forces that seek to do away with all forms of magic and the creatures of the Other Worlds such as gnomes, faries, elves and others.

A take if Cold War intrigue titled Waltzing in the Shadows that takes place in Vienna during the late 70s and early 80s. The protagonist works in the American embassy and is drawn into being a conduit for highly sensitive information concerning the weaknesses of the USSR and efforts by radicalized Islamists to take over Iran and the Middle East.

But, the reason I'm interested in this forum is my current project. I have completed and am revising two novels set in 18th Century Baja and Alta California. The third is in the drawing board stage.

The Sailor and The Carpenter is about an English lad signed into bondage by his father to a ship's captain. The ship sails from Plymouth, around Cape Horn and into the Pacific. Part of the captain's goal is to search for Drake's treasure on the northern coast of California, then on to the north to trade for rich furs reported there by Russian traders. The lad is loosed from his safety lines by a sharp knife and goes overboard to be washed ashore on the coast of Baja California. An orphaned Indian boy taken in by the Franciscan friars finds him and takes him to a medicine woman for treatment. They become friends and are drawn into the efforts of Don Gaspar Portolà and Father Junipero Serra to ensure Spain's dominion of the California by establishing missions and pueblos.

The Mission Trail takes up the tale from when the expedition reaches San Diego and then north to find and establish a presidio and mission in Monte Rey Bay. The two lads continue to follow Father Serra as more missions are established and see the political infighting and biases of the Spanish. They stay with Father Serra until his death in 1784.

Father Serra's Legacy will deal with the period from Father Serra's death until Mexican Independence and possibly the coming of the Americans.

I hope to be a productive member of this forum and am looking forward to joining in on various discussions.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Tue December 28th, 2010, 3:31 pm

Welcome, lvcabbie! Glad to have you here.
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Post by Madeleine » Tue December 28th, 2010, 4:30 pm

Welcome, have fun on the boards and good luck with the books.
Currently reading "The Bay" by L J Ross

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Post by LoveHistory » Tue December 28th, 2010, 4:40 pm

Hi lvcabbie. Hope you enjoy the forum.

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Post by fljustice » Tue December 28th, 2010, 4:50 pm

Welcome. I'm looking forward to "meeting" you in the forum.
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Post by wendy » Tue December 28th, 2010, 4:56 pm

Welcome aboard!
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Fire on Dark Water (Penguin, 2011)

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Post by LoobyG » Tue December 28th, 2010, 6:09 pm

Hello and welcome! :)

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Post by Vanessa » Tue December 28th, 2010, 6:31 pm

Welcome, Ivcabbie! I hope you enjoy it here.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Post by Misfit » Tue December 28th, 2010, 7:15 pm

Hi lvcabbie, welcome.
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Wed December 29th, 2010, 11:53 am

Welcome to the forum. Great to have you here.

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