Posted By John Poindexter

Sorry it has been so long, but this last month has been both sorrowful and somewhat productive.

We lost my wife’s mother a few weeks ago and it has been hard on everyone. The memories never go away and we will keep them fresh in our mind forever.

On the production side, I received the novel back from the Beta Reader, with very few concerns.

The most positive thing said was, “Bear in mind I am just a reader and I read authors I like. You are maintaining my interest. “

At least I know it is not boring and kept them reading. Now to fix the few things they suggested with time shifts and it will be ready to go.

The Book Cover is in development, but will take some time as we want it perfect.

It is called Hawks’ Dilemma. Here is a logline I am working with:

Thrust into the unwanted leadership of the President's secret unit, Hawks must lead his agency while worrying about the female agent that he has fallen in love with.

A bigger description is:

Hawks' Dilemma is the first in a series of action-crime novels in which Steve Hawks (POV), Director of the Espionage and Terrorist Bureau, must face several investigations, including his new wife being kidnapped, all at the same time. This causes a dilemma for Hawks because he is pressured by his boss, the President of United States, to work on only one investigation dealing with a senator’s son.

I am now starting to edit the second one in this series. Here is line describing it:

Deadly Revenge is the second in a series of action-crime novels in which Steve Hawks (POV), Director of the Espionage and Terrorist Bureau, is directed by the President of the U.S. to enter the war against the Drug Cartel. This causes Hawks more problems, especially when his wife goes missing at sea.

Okay, what are you up to?  Are you going to do the novel challenge in November?

Leave us a message below in the comment section so everyone will know what is going on in your life.

Until Next Time,

John

Here is a listing of my eBooks that are only 99 cents each.
She Rises at Dawn, Dreamer's Paradise, Hollywood Dream, and All in the Family Cruise

You can find them at Amazon http://tinyurl.com/ma8gd83


They are also on Nook and Kobo.


Smashwords carries them in all formats and even in PDF files.
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You don't need a special reader machine.  You can download the Kindle app or Nook app from their websites to use on your computer, tablet, or laptop.She Rises at Dawn
 


 
Posted By John Poindexter

It has been over a week since I retired, even though it just feels like summer vacation. I will realize it truly when August gets here and I am not going back to work. We attended our granddaugther's graduation and then the party last Sunday. Both were nice events.

I have finished re-writing one of the novels from first-person to third-person. Now I need to do a final editing to make sure there are no plots holes, grammar errors, or anything else that may be wrong with it, before I send it to a Beta reader.

I still have another complete one to re-write and a third one to finish. There may be even a fourth one somewhere on this computer waiting for more action to take place with it. I know there is another story based off She Rises at Dawn (eBook listed below) that I started but have not finished.

I went fishing last week with my oldest son and only caught a headache, no fish. I guess we will be doing that again sometime in the near future. Only this time I hope to catch fish instead of a headache.

Why not leave a message down below and let us all know what your plans for the summer are?  Will you be doing any fishing and if so, where?

We would enjoy reading about you and what is going on in your life.

See you next time,
John


Here is a listing of my eBooks that are only 99 cents each.
She Rises at Dawn, Dreamer's Paradise, Hollywood Dream, and All in the Family Cruise

You can find them at Amazon http://tinyurl.com/ma8gd83

They are also on Nook and Kobo.

Smashwords carries them in all formats and even in PDF files.
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/JohnPoindexter
You don't need a special reader machine.  You can download the Kindle app or Nook app from their websites to use on your computer, tablet, or laptop.

This link is for a sneak peek to: She Rises at Dawn Kindle Edition
https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B005LT33AE&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_KEIRwb0SNYXBQ

Hollywood Dreams
 


 
Posted By John Poindexter

In just three days, it will be my last day of being a teacher. Final exams are the next two days and then close out on Wednesday. But, unlike other summers in the past, there will be no going back for me.

I am told by retired friends that I will have less time than I have had in the past. It seems they are always busy and time moves faster. I certainly hope this is true, well at least the busy part, and not so much the time flying by part.

What am I going to do is the number one question people have been asking me for the past six-months since I announced my retirement. The first thing is to relax. Maybe I won't lie awake wondering how I am going to get this student to pass, when they do nothing but sit there. At least that problem won't exist for me anymore.

I will still have my hobby of Amateur Radio and the capability of talking around the world. I have three novels that I have neglected for the past year, that are waiting for me to edit them and try to sell to a publisher. I hope to get these done sometime in the near future. I was asked about editing a journal publication, so I will investigate that more.

And of course, I get to drive my wife nuts by being home every day. I am sure she will find something for me to do. There are several repairs around the house that need to be done, so that will keep me busy.

Most of all, I hope to live. With the less stress of fighting students who don't want to do the work and the pressure of having to pass all students gone, I hope to extend my life to a ripe old age (excuse the old cliché).

To all the students I have had in the past, thanks for the memories.

Do you have summer plans?  Leave a comment below and tells us all about them.

See you next time,
John


Here is a listing of my eBooks that are only 99 cents each.
She Rises at Dawn, Dreamer's Paradise, Hollywood Dream, and All in the Family Cruise


You can find them at Amazon http://tinyurl.com/ma8gd83


They are also on Nook and Kobo.


Smashwords carries them in all formats and even in PDF files.
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/JohnPoindexter
You don't need a special reader machine.  You can download the Kindle app or Nook app from their websites to use on your computer, tablet, or laptop.

This link is for a sneak peek to: She Rises at Dawn Kindle Edition
https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B005LT33AE&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_KEIRwb0SNYXBQ

Dreamer's Paradise
 


 
Posted By John Poindexter

Today, May 8th marks the 46th anniversary for my lovely bride and me. I hope we still have many years to go.

June is approaching, just not fast enough. Still have 18 working days and three weeks calendar wise to go before retirement.

It seems that now that I am planning on not working anymore, more and more things are breaking down. This is causing us to spend more money to fix things than we had planned to do with our money. I have not been able to do the work that we need to get done. It will have to wait until I am not working for it to happen now.

I still have not worked on the novel lately. Just seems there is never a good time to sit and down write.  Hopefully, when summer comes there will be time for that to happen. It sure is not going to write itself.

Okay, what is going on in your world?  Any summer plans yet?

Leave a message below and let us all know what your plans are. 

Not much else to say right now, as I must go and see about the steaks we are having for our dinner.

See you next time,
John


Here is a listing of my eBooks that are only 99 cents each.
She Rises at Dawn, Dreamer's Paradise, Hollywood Dream, and All in the Family Cruise


You can find them at Amazon http://tinyurl.com/ma8gd83


They are also on Nook and Kobo.


Smashwords carries them in all formats and even in PDF files.
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/JohnPoindexter
You don't need a special reader machine.  You can download the Kindle app or Nook app from their websites to use on your computer, tablet, or laptop.

This link is for a sneak peek to: She Rises at Dawn Kindle Edition
https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B005LT33AE&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_KEIRwb0SNYXBQ

She Rises at Dawn
 

 


 
Posted By John Poindexter

Monday April 11 will be the 37th day left for this school year.  It will also be one more work day closer to my last one.  I will have one more day than the students.

As I sit here writing this, I think back to the day in 1990 when I interviewed for the job and got talked into coaching football too.  I had no plans to stay here for 26 years as I wanted to move closer to our childhood home and teach there. But things change.

We raised our two sons here, who graduated from Knox and have gone on to have their own families.  We have three wonderful grand children. Our oldest is now 18 and was not expected to live even a year.

I laugh when I think about a couple years ago when we were given Macs to use and she was the one that showed me how to use the programs on it.  We used to play word games and she would beat me. She could solve them faster than I on that computer screen.  This is funny in a way because she is the one labeled special education and I'm the one with the really high IQ.

Now, don't think that grandpa lets her win all the time, she really did solve them faster than I at times.

She is very smart, even with the syndrome she has, as it affects her growth more than her mind.

My grandson, so far is the last young male in the family to carry on the family name. He is still trying to determine what he wants to do in life, but whatever he decides he will achieve as he can do most anything that is given to him to do. He just this last week of spring break went on a field trip for a graphics printing competition.  Can't wait for him to get back to see how they did.

Our youngest one is three now and smart as a tack. Excuse the old cliche. She will be starting school way ahead of others at the rate she is learning now. She sat here the other day writing in a notebook, saying she was doing her homework.

I hope to get to live long enough to see all them grow up to be adults.

For me in 38 working days or 7 weeks on the calendar, I will have more than enough time to concentrate on writing.  I need to get those novels rewritten into third person to make everyone happy. I just need to get my butt in the chair and write. That will be hard as it will be summer and I will want to be out enjoying the warmth of the sun. Especially after this winter that is still hanging on, as we had snow just yesterday.

What are your summer plans? Is your family doing anything special?   Leave a note below and tell us all what your plans are.

See you next time,
John


Here is a listing of my eBooks that are only 99 cents each.
She Rises at Dawn, Dreamer's Paradise, Hollywood Dream, and All in the Family Cruise


You can find them at Amazon http://tinyurl.com/ma8gd83


They are also on Nook and Kobo.


Smashwords carries them in all formats and even in PDF files.
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/JohnPoindexter
You don't need a special reader machine.  You can download the Kindle app or Nook app from their websites to use on your computer, tablet, or laptop.

This link is for a sneak peek to: She Rises at Dawn Kindle Edition
https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B005LT33AE&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_KEIRwb0SNYXBQ

 

 


 


 
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