Posts Tagged ‘Heart of Barkness’

Another Beauty Snippet


September 23rd, 2020 Posted 7:14 am

“What’s all that panting? Thirsty?”

Not in the least. And then extremely.

We parked by what looked like a glass-fronted store in  a strip mall. Bernie read the sign. “’Frontier Gazette. News you can trust since 1901.’” He filled my portable water bowl and I lapped it all up, then he refilled it and I lapped it all up again, and after that I gave myself a real good shake, some water droplets flying from my mouth and making tiny rainbows in the air. There’s all kinds of beauty in life. Thatwas my thought as we entered what had to be the office of the Frontier Gazette, if I was following things right.

(from Heart of Barkness, now available in paperback)


A Mid-Month Break


September 16th, 2020 Posted 7:18 am

How about a musical interlude? Since the paperback of Heart of Barkness (the C&B before Of Mutts and Men, in a series that can be read in any order!) is now out, here’s Song For Chet, the song that came from the book. Bob Edwards produced and made it happen, and also created this video. Mitch Watkins wrote the music. (I did the words.) The fiddle solo is by Gene Elders.


Song For Chet (From Heart of Barkness, Now in Paperback)


August 22nd, 2020 Posted 8:25 am

Many thanks to Bob Edwards – who made it happen.


Pub Day


August 4th, 2020 Posted 7:56 am

Today is pub day for the paperback of Heart of Barkness, the Chet and Bernie novel before Of Mutts and Men. (The C&B series can be read in any order.) Here’s a little something from the book that has “day” in it, although not “pub.”

“What was he looking for?” Bernie said. “And did he find it?”

I had no answers, didn’t even know who “he” was. Bernie gazed at the walls. They were hung with posters, all of them showing a blond woman, usually dressed like a cowgirl, sometimes standing before a mic, sometimes playing a guitar. I came very close to recognizing her! “Old Lotty Pilgrim concert posters,” Bernie said. Of course! And I’d practically gotten there by myself. My mind wasn’t quite on fire, but almost. I was having a very good day.


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