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As Good As Can Be

When we first meet the Knight family, it’s 1952 and they’re living the good life in a suburb of Tehran. The mansion they occupy comes complete with servants, a swimming pool, and a stunning view of the Alborz Mountains. Lt. Colonel Knight, a US Army Signal Corps officer, is charged with intercepting Russian military radio traffic. His wife Bobbie is recuperating from her fourth trip to the delivery room. Whenever Knight is asked why they had so many kids, his stock reply is, “Too many cocktail parties.”
He’s an alcoholic.

Aside from trying to figure out where his next drink is coming from, Knight worries about his son, Dave. The boy is only five years old but already appears backward. Knight’s losing hope of ever getting him into West Point.
Knight’s oldest child, Melissa, is everything Dave isn’t.  She’s a bright student who obeys her teacher and colors between the lines.  Melissa hates Dave and wants to kill him.
Just as we get comfortable with the direction this family saga is heading, the Knights move. For those who grew up in the military or ever served, this development will come as no surprise.
As the Knights move from one army base to the next, the story comes to focus on Dave. He’s thought to be slow-witted and is bullied by one and all.
Early on, Dave learns to read and escapes into a world of books. Over time, he develops a give-a-damn attitude and an ironic sense of humor.
In high school, Dave becomes the class clown and is accepted by other delinquents. He joins them in a series of escapades, some dangerous, others funny, and a few that would be worthy of jail time should they ever be caught.
After barely graduating, Dave finds a job in the suburb of Washington, DC where the Knights currently reside.  The mid-sixties are a great time to be young and Dave takes full advantage.  But the good times are cut short by a letter from the county draft board.

The army sends Dave to guard a nuclear weapons depot in Korea.  It’s a poorly run unit headed by an officer who spends most of his time with a donut dolly.  The sergeants are more interested in shacking up with local business girls than securing the nukes.  Still, Dave’s rebelliousness goes too far even in this slack outfit.  He runs afoul of his platoon sergeant and now must try to avoid dishonorable discharge.

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Off Broadway: A Marriage Drama

Cindy and Dave Knight got married too young. Several years later, they are trying to make the best of it.

He's a salesman on the fast track with a prestigious corporation. She's the indispensable assistant to a prominent Broadway producer. They own an apartment in Manhattan and enjoy knocking around the city together.

However, Dave's erratic behavior and career obsession strain the relationship. Can it be saved?

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Crossing Day


It's been one hundred and sixty years since the Confederacy won its independence at the Battle of Altamaha Crossing. Slaves of African descent still perform most of the work in the South. This seems normal to Ryan Walters and his friends who attend high school in Huntsville, Alabama. Like teens everywhere, they enjoy sharing videos, playing sports, and hanging out with friends.
Jaybird's Drive-In is a favorite gathering place for the teenagers. There, they befriend Mish, a slave girl who works as a server. When the drive-in’s owner sells Mish to a dirty old man, Ryan and his friends awaken to the injustice around them. Despite the danger, they decide to help Mish escape. Will they succeed?

An early reader said Crossing Day "is like a combination of Huckleberry Finn, Moby Dick, and The Hunger Games." Another reader called it, "an action-packed thriller."

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