Saturday, October 13, 2018

New book alert!

My Robin Hood book is out and ready for your reading pleasure.

It's my second book this year (Flyer came out in February). This book is about Tucker Frye, a female pub co-owner with Alan Dale. Tuck is transplanted Southerner and occasionally her accent (and some of her expressions) make an appearance. One of my favorites is this one:

"Sorry, Tucker. I didn't mean to hit you." Guy pushed himself up from the mulch, standing cautiously until he got his balance. "I was aiming for Rob." He brushed wood chips off his shirt and pants, frowning at the smudges.
I shot him a hate-filled glare. "If I wanted to hear from an asshole, I'd fart." As usual, when I was under stress, my Southern accent kicked in.

Alan made a snorting laugh noise. "Good one, Tuck."

I did quite a bit of research into factory farming for this book and it just reinforced my desire to always "buy local" whenever I could. I grew up in farm country, amongst family farmers, but what is done in some of those 'facilities' is enough to make you go vegan. The whole inhumane factory farming industry comes under scrutiny in this book because Tuck's nephew, who's undercover at one of the places, is murdered, and she gets sucked into the investigation.

So join Guy Gibson, Rob Huntington, John Smalley, Alan Dale, Tuck and the rest of the cast of characters in Woulds.

J L Wilson


Brenda Whiteside said...

Love the excerpt. Sounds like a fun but informative read.

Rolynn Anderson said...

Congrats, JL. The title is clever and the cover intriguing. Happy sales to you!

Leah St. James said...

Ditto what Brenda and Rolynn said. Wishing you much success with the new book!

Jannine Gallant said...

A friend of daughter's did a research paper on factory farming. (Apparently I'm the go to person to edit collage English papers these days.) Anyway, she went vegetarian after writing it. Then my youngest jumped on the bandwagon. My oldest gives me a lecture about how bad cows are for the environment whenever I cook beef (which is rarely). I bet you learned a lot in your research, JL. Sounds like an entertaining an educational read!

Margo Hoornstra said...

Tucker Frye. I like it. As Brenda said. Sounds both fun and informative. Best of luck with this one.

remullins said...

I also love to research. Unfortunately,all too often I get caught up in gleaning all the fascinating tidbits and then try to cram every last one into the story. Best of luck!

Diane Burton said...

I love the take-off on Robin Hood's merry band's names. This sounds like a fun book.