I'm looking forward to a blog radio interview on Barb Hodge's show on Tuesday, and am giving a historic presentation on Arizona pioneer J.B. "Jack" Newman on Wednesday. The Oak Tree press weekly update posted wonderful articles about these two events in their weekly newsletter, which I have copied below.
Virgil Alexander will be a guest on Red River Radio's "No Limits" with Barbara M. Hodges on Tuesday, November 17 at 3 p.m. Central. Virgil's The Baleful Owl was recently published by OTP, and Saints and Sinners was a second-place winner in the Public Safety Writers Association 2014 Writing Competition. Virgil is also the author of The Wham Curse.
You can access the live podcast here, and thecall-in number is (646) 595-4478.
In The Baleful Owl, the murder of an archaeology student and attempted murder of a second pull Apache tribal officer Al Victor into what seems to him a senseless killing. The Arizona Antiquities Task Force brings deputies Bren Allred and Manny Sanchez into the case. They find themselves investigating a sophisticated high dollar artifact theft ring centered around the unique Baleful Owl effigy. The ruthless ring leader is not motivated by greed, but vengeance for imagined wrongs. Before the case is solved, one of the officers will be the unwitting target of the skilled assassin.
Virgil will also be a presenter in the Hardscrabble Lectures at the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum in Miami, Arizona, on November 18 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
He will be giving a talk on Arizona entrepreneur and "mining wizard" John B. "Jack" Newman. Newman became an influential figure in the Globe, Arizona, area in the late 1800s and early 1900s after immigrating to the United States from Europe in 1878. Virgil will give a shorter version of this presentation at the Arizona History Convention in April 2016.
Amy Bennett will also be Barbara M. Hodges's guest on Red River Radio's "No Limits" on Tuesday, November 17at 3 p.m. Central. Amy will be talking about No Vacancy and the other books in her Black Horse Campground mystery series. She'll also be sharing information about her next book, At the Cross Road.
In No Vacancy, an ominous note is shoved under the door of the Black Horse Campground store as Corrie Black and her staff celebrate the first “no vacancy” day of the season. But is the note meant to be a warning... or a threat? When a man suspected of writing the note is found dead in a cabin, it seems that the threat is averted. Until the man's identity is revealed. Someone from Corrie's past. Someone who knew a lot about the Black Horse family -- a lot more than even Corrie knew.
With the help of Bonney County Sheriff Rick Sutton and former Houston PD Lieutenant J.D. Wilder, Corrie has to dig into the past, into secrets that her parents kept, to find out who is threatening her and the Black Horse Campground and what it is they want from Corrie. But the deeper she digs, the more she finds out things that could change her life forever... if not end it!
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