I thought I had lost one of my manuscripts that I completed a draft of in 2012. I mentioned this before I believe, in how I found the CD containers but the CDs were missing. This is the story entitled, "Stronghold" and is the 2nd book in the "Badge and the Cross" series. It is based on my 3 years as a Skagway Police Officer. Anyway, turns out I had sent it to my publisher sometime ago, but the fire that struck his building had destroyed the CDs. But, being an intelligent man, he had sent it up to the Cloud and I have absolutely no idea how that works. But, he has sent the manuscript back to me for final editing and I look forward to diving back into it. "Rookie" the first book in the series, based on my time as a new police officer in Dillingham, Alaska and basically working in a town we officers had nicknamed "Dodge City" for the wildness of the place, will be published soon. Hopefully in the next month, as the publisher is working on the cover right now. I plan 5 books for the series, each one using fictional characters but with mostly the actual police cases I worked. As I've said before "Homeland Security" was supposed to already been out, but reviewing the proof copy the publisher sent me, it needed some work. Mona is editing this for me and boy is she good at it and we haven't squabbled yet over the changes she is making. Apparently I get a might long winded at times, so I need to work on this. I've learned that for a writer, the manuscript can become like that extra child in the family as it saps up one's thought, blood and sweat.
I noticed yesterday that my favorite TV series, "Blue Bloods", story of a cop family in New York City, is being brought to a halt. I think its run for 10 seasons. Tom Selleck is the main star and he's had a very successful acting career. For those of you who might not remember, he started off as the "Marlboro Man", advertising cigarettes on TV. His career took off when he made the TV Movie, "The Sacketts", one of my favorite westerns. Then came "Magnum P.I." and a lot of movies to follow. I've followed his career somewhat and found him to be a pretty good man also, a caring man who does a lot for others. He did a mini-series for TV titled "Wings of an Eagle", if I remember right. A world War II story of a marine officer island hopping in the Pacific. Great movie and I highly recommend it for you Selleck fans.
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