My writing PLN (Professional Learning Network) pretty much revolves around blogs and the authors who share their insights and advice through the online blogs. When I have a question, I often go there first, before digging through my shelves of self-help writing books. Along the way, I’ve read many of their books. Here, I want to share those that I’ve particularly enjoy and think you might:
- The Seneca Scourge — a gripping medical thriller with a twist you’ll never see coming
- My GRL — a fast-moving story of a retirement that goes all wrong
by Carrie Rubin
by John W. Howell
John Howell’s My GRL (Amazon Digital Services 2017) is the story of John Cannon, a man who retires from the rat race to live the life of no worries, no deadlines, and no one to answer to. He’s wealthy enough to make that happen and decides a boat–the My GRL–would be perfect for his new lifestyle. What starts out as a stress-free new lease on life ends up a fight for his life as he tangles with terrorists who decide My GRL is the last piece of their America-defeating terrorist plot. Cannon is knocked unconscious and finds out when he comes back that he’s the lucky one: The broker who sold him his boat (Gerry) and recently arranged a subsequent sale of My GRL at a significantly increased price, has been killed. Shortly after, John gets a message from her parents that if something happened to her they must tell John not to sell the boat. This advice takes on context when John is contacted by the FBI who suspects that the boat’s sale is part of a terrorist act against America and they’d like his help.
From there the action never stops. It is always tight and well planned, always clever and intriguing. John comes across as somewhat naive for a high-powered attorney but that works well for the stories action. Overall, this is a great read. I wonder if there’s a sequel. Hmmmmm.
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, and the thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.