During the August Car Show downtown Somerset, Ky. Carnegie Community Arts Center had a ‘Step Back in Time’ theme. We had a great turn out, people come in to cool down from the heat and enjoy an ice cream treat and listen to live music by our local musicians. Next car show coming up in September, along with our ‘Step Back in Time, we are considering hosting ‘Authors/Writers’. Wondering if any Writers would be interested.
August 31st & September 1st, had a book signing at Carnegie Community Arts Center, 'Authors Recognition Day'. I had a great time and met some very talented authors. Carnegie Community Arts Center, 107 Main St. Somerset, Ky.
Poetry has always been a passion of mine and I have six poetry books published. One of my poetry books ‘The Sound of Loneliness’ was co-authored with my daughter Trinity a very talented writer.
My Publisher, Kathy Ragle kept asking me to write a novel; I had given thought to it a few times, but had never really applied myself to the full extent of doing so. But with her encouragement, I gave it a shot and a year later in 2016 my first western novel ‘The War is Over’ was released through Gibson-Ragle Publishing Co.
July 27th, 2017 my second western novel ‘Call of the Gun’ a sequel to ‘The War is Over’ was released and is now available. It can be purchased on this web site: www.johncolyer.weebly.com Check out the ‘Purchase Page’ on this site to see and order any of my books. My books are also available through: www.gibsonraglepublihing.weebly.com and Amazon.com.
I am currently working on the third book in ‘The War is Over’ series, titled ‘Justice or Vengeance’. I’m not sure if I will run this series any further . . . I am however working on a separate western novel, I might run a series on it. Also in the works are two poetry books. I hope to get at least a couple of them out this year, we’ll see how that goes. jcc
I’m proud to announce that my latest novel ‘Call of the Gun’ will be released soon. From ‘The War is Over’: The saga of an ex-confederate soldier Wes Hawkins and a young ex-slave girl Lizzie continues in Volume Two ‘Call of the Gun’ Three years ago, ex-confederate soldier and gunfighter Wes Hawkins hung up his guns and settled down on a small farm in Kansas trying to put his reputation behind him. The farm was owned by Amos and Rufus Mosby two ex-slaves who left Alabama after the war with hopes of building a new life. Wes met Amos on a wagon train in Missouri and they struck up a friendship during the journey westward. During his three years of service in the Confederate Army and the two years that followed he saw firsthand the prejudice and injustice of a man’s skin color. When he settled down on the Mosby farm and hung up his guns he thought the war was over and all that prejudice and injustice and killing would stop. His nightmares of the war and the men he had killed were now few and far between. Three years had passed since he hung up his guns and he was at peace. He had a small cabin, a few acres of land the Mosby’s had given him in payment for work. He had found solitude, peace of mind and love . . . but his solitude was soon to be disrupted, his peace disturbed and his love challenged.
Just wanted to make an update on my latest novel 'Call of the Gun'. It is now in the hands of Gibson-Ragle Publishing Co. I'll post the cover and release date soon as they become available. ‘Call of the Gun’ is a sequel to my first novel ‘The War is Over’ and I am currently working on the third novel ‘Justice or Vengeance’ which will be the last in this series.