Over at my fiction blogsite, I have now posted Chapter 1 of my first novel, Treason at Hanford: A Harry Truman mystery.
For a first-time author, I met with some nice successes in 2006 as I starting pitching my first book. To start, I found myself an agent. She liked the first three chapters so much that she offered to represent me without seeing the rest of the book. Nice praise.
And, in two writing contests, the manuscript won Third Place. The second time, I actually won some cash, a first. It is exciting.
My love of history infused this book and spurned it onward. I am happy to write that more than one person did not see the big twist toward the last third. Honestly, I patted myself on the back for that one. It probably has some more work to be done to it (it's been through six edits) but I still like it. Pop on over to Texas Pulp Writer and take a read and let me know what you think.