Walt’s Gulch – Gotta love it!

August 8, 2006 at 9:12 am 1 comment

Should have posted this much sooner. TCF‘s own John DeWitt (Joel Simon) has published his novel Walt’s Gulch at Lulu.com. Proceeds are to benefit TCF.

The blurb on Joel’s Lulu.com page:

Walter Steward has a dream. With his daughter Jessica, he moves to the north country and builds a new home far from the troubles that have plagued and blighted his life. The people he meets there, the friendships he forges, seem blessings indeed. The future seems bright. But one of those friendships brings disaster. Walter has no idea that the closest of his new friends, George Sedlewitz, is on the run for having murdered two police officers in a fit of rage. Walter knows that George is moody, nervous, and quiet. He doesn’t know that he’s a little mad, and that he isn’t done with his killing.

The story is a good, fast-paced read, with sympathetic characters to add emotional punch. I’d really love to know more about Mary and her network. The passages seen through the eyes (and nose!) of the dog Gallatin are beautifully and heartrendingly handled. And Florence is so not the kind of lady you’d expect to see turning Outlaw – which is very encouraging in a way.

Lulu.com seems to do a decent job with print-on-demand production, and shipping was prompt. Unfortunately, the wonderfully apropos cover art photo (by fellow TCFwit cowardly lion) was low-res and came out poorly.

But I’m nevertheless extremely pleased with the value for my money.


Entry filed under: Gulching, Outlawry, Writer's Life.

Milestone The gulcher’s thought process

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. David  |  August 9, 2006 at 8:38 am

    The “de-resolution” on the photo was so obvious, I thought it was done with artistic intent, even though I didn’t care for it. I have seen subroutines on graphics programs that call it “pixelization” and allow you to de-resolve the graphic in a number of different ways.

    Again, I never cared for the effect, and have never used it for anything, I just thought it had been done intentionally, in this case.


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