“Jock’s dear old daddy always said, ‘Jock, take my word for it. Sloppy people are all going to hell.’ He also said, ‘If a man smells like a whore house, he’s going to hell.’ Smith had two strikes against him today and it wasn’t even noon yet.” – from the novel
You can read preview chapters in multiple formats in the book’s Smashwords listing.
“County Road 3724 closely followed the lay of the land like the arm of a lover or a python crushing its next meal.”
The paperback edition on Amazon has been reduced to $8.95. I expect my publisher will continue the sale through the first of the year.
“But sometimes a girl gets her heart broken. Sure, she may have played the field for more years than was right as rain, but there comes a time—assuming some murderous wretch hasn’t mistaken her for a two-dollar hooker and cut her throat behind the hardware store—when she wants a loving husband and a warm home and kids on the way.”
You can get a little bit of the Jock Stewart flavor by reading “his” occasional news story style posts on my Calamities of the Heart blog:
- Local author snubbed at 2014 bad sex awards
- President Pardons Wrong Turkey
- President calls for, you know, toxic 2016 candidates
The “fake news story” posts are all set in Jock’s fictional town of Junction City, Texas and occasionally include some of the crazy and/or inept characters from the novel. If you haven’t met my lovable old curmudgeon with a heart of gold (heh heh), this is a good time to take the plunge.