First up is Ben English with his memoir of his time with the Texas DPS- Black and White: Tales of the Texas Highway Patrol
As always, click on the cover for the Amazon link.
BLACK AND WHITE: TALES OF THE TEXAS HIGHWAY PATROL
You know I never saw an officer, an EMT, a fireman or an ER crew ask anyone what their politics were, and then refuse to care for them because of their answer. The color of skin pigment, the last name, the amount of money in a bank account, none of that mattered. All that mattered was someone needed help, and they had the skills as well as the burning desire to do so. Yes, they are only human and internally flawed and prejudiced as any other. But their true nature, their crowning glory in mortal life, is their ability to rise above those flaws and prejudices when called upon. In a world of hungry, destructive wolves, they stand as the sheepdog who serves and protects the flock.
This is book that is not necessarily an easy read, but it is well worth it. Ben told me he had problems writing it, and I can see why. He revisited both the good and the bad of his 22 years with DPS, and I’m sure it brought back things he would rather not remember.
Next up is W.L. Emery with his latest book- Magic Employed
He’s back! The itinerant wizard with the sesquipedalian vocabulary is back in another anthology of short stories. Accompanied by his traveling companion Mirrabelle, Otheldo encounters mermaids, a violent demon from another dimension, and an evil wizard who has enslaved an entire tribe of fiendishly powerful ape-men. The good news is that he’s employed.
Lawdog and Cedar Sanderson have another comic out- Astro Lizards
A few brave lizards, and a gecko, with the right stuff. Two boys growing up in Africa explore the possibilities of explosives, with their reptilian pals. AstroLizards tells the tale of the nascent Nigerian Spac… er, well, an attempt was made. Sapper Lizards tells of the brave enlisted lizards and the wonders of ammonium triiodide. Finally, the Major’s tale of epic battles against beetles and a nose round out this comedic book. You can color the story in yourself! Or you can read and laugh and read again.
Last, but not least, Sarah Hoyt has another Barbarella out there- Barbarella #10