The New Year

I didn’t celebrate much as I rung in the new year—dinner with a friend on New Year’s Eve and champagne on New Year’s Day. But I have much to look forward to in 2020.

I’ll have two new books published. The first, in March, will be Secretocracy, a novel about an intelligence staffer who refuses to fund an illegal Trump administration operation and is severely punished for his honesty. Then, in July, comes my Coming to Terms. It’s a collection of short stories about people trying to resolve the challenges life confronts them with.

In May, I’ll be at the Book Expo 2020 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York to autograph books. Throughout the year, I’ll be doing presentations on the fall of Saigon, the 1967 battle of Dak To, and Post-Traumatic Stress Injury which I suffer from. And I’ll be doing readings from my new books.

Most important, I’ll be writing. I’m working on two novels, one about a couple in their eighties having a passionate affair and the other set during the battle of Dak To. Unless I’m more efficient than I’ve been in the past, I won’t finish either one, but I should have working drafts before the year ends.

And I’ll finish tying up all the loose ends on projects for my new house. That will free me to spend more time writing.

This blog will, of course, continue. Who knows what I’ll write about here? I’m open to suggestions from you, my readers.

April 29, 2020 will be the forty-fifth anniversary of the fall of Saigon, the subject of so much of my writing and thinking. I’m sure the date will spark more thoughts from me.

So 2020 will be a very full year for me. I look forward to it.

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