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WRITER'S BLOCK, Vol. 2, Issue #12 GLORY TRAIL, NODAWAY TRAIL in paperback, Crockett Release!
December 01, 2016

Merry Christmas

I searched for a rhyme this Christmastime for friends and family. A little poem so I could show ‘em what they mean to Ulva, Laura, and me. Each verse was worse, more tight and terse, than the one that had come before. Writing this season, for some unknown reason, had become a holiday chore.

I racked my brain to the point of pain for something bright and happy It was a helluva note, but what I wrote just turned out bleak and sappy. Then I quit and thought…just what ought to mean the most this season? Not words in a row or glistening snow, not sappy rhyme and reason.

Not gratitude or platitude, nor lights strung on a tree, Not this year, my very dear, for Ulva, Laura, and me. It’s you who mean so much to us, who hold our collective heart. It’s you who mean so much to us, whether near or far apart.

So Merry Christmas one and all, and Happy New Year, too. There’s no better way to say it than those phrases tried and true. So Merry Christmas one and all, as the New Year’s about to start, This Christmastime at Ironbear, we hold you in our heart.

Love to all,
Ulva, Laura, and David

Release Updates!

the TRAIL series

GLORY TRAIL is now available for pre-order in eBook format on Amazon!

The release date is December 25th.

But, we are sorry we have some bad news. The eAudio version of the book has hit a snag. We have run into a bunch of scheduling problems. Hopefully, things will settle down and the recording can begin in January.

A wagon train of hopefuls have a chance for a new beginning and a better life by leaving the war-torn South and relocating in Kansas. Unfortunately, old habits die hard; and the truth can come to mean very little. Join Ruben, Marion, and Homer as they fight for justice on the GLORY TRAIL.

Finally--DEER RUN TRAIL, the paperback, has been formatted to our satisfaction, and we are happy with the proof.

It is up and selling on Amazon, now. It's really happened...just not in as timely a matter as we wanted.

(This publishing business isn't easy. There always seems to be so much hurry up and wait. I guess you could say we might be control freaks...'cuz none of us around here do very well with what we can't control.)

Paperback UPDATE!

Nodaway Trail will soon be on Amazon as a paperback! The proof should get to us by December 6th. We are expecting it to pass our approval the first time...because we "think" we have learned how to make that happen. Anyway, if all goes well, it should be up and running by the end of December!

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the CROCKETT series

Plans are coming along nicely for releasing the 7th book in the CROCKETT series, Behind the Badge: Small Town Troublemakers!

Here are the details:

Pre-Order of the eBook on Amazon will begin January 6, 2016.

The actually release date is January 27, 2016!

Behind the Badge

Crockett takes a part time job as a small-town cop and becomes suspicious of a local nightclub. With the help of the Missouri State Police, a cute undercover operative, and the ever-present Stitch, Crockett begins an investigation that leads to murder, mayhem, and more when he goes BEHIND THE BADGE.

To get you in the right mood for Crockett and the gang, here's a link to the latest YouTube just happens to be from SITUATIONAL FLEXIBILITY, the 3rd book in the CROCKETT series. Ole Clete is giving Crockett a little lecture on relationships versus committments.

Clete on relationships-youtube

AND MORE NEWS: The 8th and final book in the CROCKETT series is SIX CUT KILL. David has finished the script, but the book is not ready for release yet. Though plans are a bit on the "iffy" side right now, it could be out by late 2017--though it MIGHT be a little sooner.


We named the channel David R Lewis. So, you can just type in David's name, and the YouTube search engine will pull it up, or you can click on any of the links below.

New Video: Crockett Reunites with Stitch

David performs some excerpts from his books, shares some memories of his youth, and rants a little about the writing process.


David R Lewis

The Crockett Series

The CROCKETT series:

Remember: eBook #1 of the CROCKETT series, FEAR OF THE FATHER, is still free everywhere. Here's the links:

Amazon Fear of the Father ***** Barnes and Noble Fear of the Father ***** iBook Fear of the Father ***** Kobo Fear of the Father

As we mentioned last time, David has written a total of 8 Crockett books. At present, 6 are out.

Take to the TRAIL

DEER RUN TRAIL is free on Amazon and other distribution sites in eBook format. CUTTHROAT TRAIL was released on March 15, 2016. That makes 7 books in the TRAIL series.

Passing that information on to all your friends would sure be appreciated. Below, we've included a few of the links.

Amazon Deer Run Trail ***** Barnes and Noble DEER RUN TRAIL ***** iBook Deer Run Trail ***** Kobo Deer Run Trail

Thank you.

See ya again on January 1st! (Yep, we won't see ya again until 2017. Man, this year flew by!) If you enjoyed this newsletter; please tell all your friends to visit our website and sign up for the fun.

Ironbear eBook Facebook link ***** Heartland Memories story page ***** Ironbear website *****

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