by Paul West
EVERYONE WANTS TO BE AN AUTHOR
Hi all my friends and followers.
Welcome to my weekly magazine, if you can call it that, he he.
This week since I've cultivated a lot of new followers and friends, I thought I'd talk a bit about what this site is all about -- me.
Well, not really all about me. More about my novel "Bridgetown High" where readers can find out more about me and "Bridgetown High" and also about what is going on in my writing life. By the way, would you like a free kindle copy of my book? Read on for more details.
Maybe some of you aren't aware that my novel is set in the towns I grew up in. If you are familiar with the San Francisco Bay Area, you might be familiar with the towns of Crockett, Port Costa, and Rodeo. If you're not familiar with those towns, maybe you have heard of Vallejo. It's just north of those three towns, across the Carquinez Straits.
The story is set in those three towns and in particular the high school where kids from those town go to school.
If you've read the back cover page of "Bridgetown High" you'll recognize this setting, particularly the Carquinez Bridge where so much of the tragedies depicted in the book take place. Here is a short synopsis of the book.
Seventeen year old Mark Wilkerson has no memory of the fiery crash that killed his family on the Carquinez Bridge… Living with his grandmother and burdened with guilt, Mark vows to find the hit-and-run driver and take his revenge. The only detail he remembers is round taillights swerving in front of his family’s car, and he’s shocked when he notices the car of the high school’s bully, Jeff Marino, has identical taillights—and a suspicious dent. Now he wants revenge more than ever… Jeff believes Mark is an anti-Vietnam War activist like his cousin Gary—and despises him for it. To make matters worse, when Jeff’s girlfriend Genie Lombardi dumps him for Mark, it kicks Jeff’s hatred for him to a dangerous new level. Lies and threats escalate, until drugs and a shocking death send Jeff over the edge, and his campaign to get Genie back any way he can turns violent. When Mark’s memory begins to return, it leads to a terrifying confrontation. Will he finally prove the identity of the guilty driver? Or will he and Genie become one more tragedy associated with the Carquinez Bridge?
If you want to find the answers to those story questions, come to my Amazon page and order a copy of my book. It's really a fun read, and has gotten several great reviews. If you are willing to write a review, let me know and I can give you a free electronic Kindle copy.
So, until next week, as always, if you like this blog, please "Share" and "Like"it on Facebook , and "Re-tweet" it on Twitter. Then PLEASE, take five minutes to write a short review of "Bridgetown High" and post it on my author page at Amazon.
Also have you signed up for my email letters on my Blog Site? I would love to see you there and have you introduce yourself and give comments to this blog. And keep in mind "Bridgetown High" is still available at Amazon, Goodreads and Barnes&Noble and several other places I can't remember, both in kindle e'book, and paperback, which I recommend. You can read some GREAT reviews about Bridgetown High on Amazon and Goodreads in case you need more info about it
See y'all next week,
Paul W West, Author
Published: Thursday, September 29, 2016