Book Review: The Johnstown Flood

Book Review: The Johnstown Flood

Why do I like stories about disasters and tragedy? The Titanic. The Galveston Hurricane. The Holocaust. These are all topics I find myself interested in, mainly because, though some people certainly die, I like the stories of everyday people who overcome incredible odds. That’s the crux of every good novel, if you think about it. Plus these are real people—nobody made them up—and their stories of courage and tragedy haunt me. The Johnstown Flood of May 31, 1889, is one of those stories that grabbed ahold of me and wouldn’t let go until I’d finished reading David McCullough’s fine, engaging book. I wanted to know how two thousand people could just die because of a broken dam. And how could a dam fall into such disrepair and fail? Didn’t the people in the valley below realize they were living in a major flood zone? Didn’t anyone warn them? Why would anyone…

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Purchase Fatal Illusions for Kindle for Only $3.99

Purchase Fatal Illusions for Kindle for Only $3.99

Welcome to a New Year! And a new publisher I’m excited to be working with. Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas is reissuing my first novel, Fatal Illusions, with a special Kindle sale. You can now purchase the Kindle version for only $3.99. And if you once purchased the print edition, you may now purchase a digital copy for only $1.99. Check it out here. Stay tuned. The paperback version will be available soon.

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